Books

Slow Money

From a guy who has helped invest over $100 million in the revival of organic, local agriculture and soil restoration, this book charts some directions toward a new economy and a new culture: a call...

The Wise Heart

The chilled—and foggy!—stillness of winter is a great time to reflect on who we think we really are. This book, by one of the leading spiritual teachers of our time, offers the most accessible and...

The Transition Handbook

Great storytelling, permaculture wisdom, and social marketing! This bright Brit has found a way for people worried about environmental apocalypse to invest their efforts in ongoing collective action...

Old Friend From Far Away

With all this snow shining in the sunlight, icicles dripping stars, and maybe a warm fire nearby, it’s a good time to reflect on where we’ve been in our lives. One way to unpack ourselves is to write...

Art Psalms

Visionary artist Alex Grey has a juicy new book out just in time for the Holy Days. It’s called Art Psalms, a $27.95 hardcover filled with his eye-mazing artwork and visionary poems. “In the Church...

In Pursuit of the Common Good

When actor Paul Newman died recently, an uncommonly good guy bit the dust. You may not know he wrote a book—a heartful, funny book in fact—on the unlikely evolution of “Newman’s Own,” his salad...

Almost Green: How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched my SUV, Alienated the In-Laws, and Changed My Life

Almost Green: How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched My SUV, Alienated the In-Laws, and Changed My Life Forever is by James Glave. $22 in paperback from Greystone. It’s a hoot, and it’s also refreshingly...

Evolution's Edge

This brilliant book is a big-picture synthesis of the new curriculum for activists, educators, social and systems entrepreneurs, planners, and “community organizers” at all levels. It’s called...

Community: The Structure of Belonging

This book is written to support those who care for the well-being of their community. It is for anyone who wants to be part of creating an organization, neighborhood, city, or country that works for...

The Power of Giving

With the financial meltdown reaching ever deeper into our lives, I am wondering about the legacy of "profit." It seems to me that "interest" and "profit" and "getting mine...