Evangelical Quaker Dan Nolta grew up in a family torn apart by alcohol and divorce. He believes no life experience is a throwaway with God, nothing is wasted-neither the good times nor bad times, neither the pain nor the privilege. Here Dan shares how God gifted him with compassion and led him to work in the Pierce County (Washington) Sheriff's Department as a chaplain. Vivid examples from Dan's ministry will give you a front row seat to see the inherent costs of exercising compassion-the stress, vicarious suffering, and fatigue. He lets you in on what he's learned about persevering through the difficulties of the compassionate life, and how to enjoy the rewards with humility.