‘Heat: How We Can Stop the Planet Burning’ by George Monbiot

George Monbiot researches the subject of climate change in depth, he cuts through preconceptions and gets to the root of the problem. A breath of oxygen rich fresh air. He shows how we can reduce carbon emissions by 90% by 2030 – this is the level he suggests we need to reach to avoid runaway global warming and the collapse of large eco-systems.

‘Heat: How We Can Stop the Planet Burning’ by George Monbiot2018-06-03T10:04:17+00:00

‘The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community’ by David C Korten

David Korten wrote this book several years ago, but it is probably even more relevant – and urgent – today. He sees us at a crossroads, and the choice we make will result in either The Great Turning of the title, or The Great Unravelling.

‘The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community’ by David C Korten2018-06-03T10:12:46+00:00

‘EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want’ by Frances Moore Lappé

When she was researching for her landmark book Diet for a Small Planet back in 1970, Frances Moore Lappé realized that it is we human beings ourselves who create the problems, such as scarcity, that we find so troubling. “While most of us think that ‘seeing is believing’… no, for human beings ‘believing is seeing.’ Our core ideas about how the world works determine, literally, what we can see and what we can't.”

‘EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want’ by Frances Moore Lappé2018-06-03T10:16:27+00:00

‘Enough:Breaking free from the world of more’ by John Naish

This book opens with words from the Tao Te Ching “He who knows he has enough is rich” ... and then continues ... “We have some evolving to do. And quickly. We need to develop a sense of ‘enoughness.’”

‘Enough:Breaking free from the world of more’ by John Naish2018-06-03T13:07:13+00:00

‘Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God’ by Isabel Clarke

Healing, at least in part, can come through making sense of suffering and learning from it. So, for those who have suffered from mental ill-health or those who meet people who do, this book is particularly helpful.

‘Madness, Mystery and the Survival of God’ by Isabel Clarke2018-06-03T13:27:16+00:00

‘The Animals’ Lawsuit against Humanity’ by Ikhwan al-Safa

The story of this book is miraculous in itself. The fable and the message it so clearly contains date from over a thousand years ago. The origins of the story were Indian, but it was actually written down for the first time in the tenth century C.E. in Arabic by a Sufi order. It has since circulated through most of the Eastern religions; this edition is the first one in English. I found out about it through Isabel Carlisle, who converted it into play form and has used it in schools over the last few years.

‘The Animals’ Lawsuit against Humanity’ by Ikhwan al-Safa2018-06-03T13:53:05+00:00

‘A Wiser Politics’ by Jean Hardy

You must read this book. If you are interested in political philosophy you will find it fascinating. If you are not interested in political philosophy you soon will be.

‘A Wiser Politics’ by Jean Hardy2018-06-03T13:55:04+00:00
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