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Simple living and community at Livability

If you’re visiting because you came to the simple living and community workshop at the Community Mission conference today, thanks for stopping by. (For those of you who aren’t – you missed a fine event)

We were a little pressed for time, so I didn’t get to add my book recommendations. If you’re interested in reading more about today’s themes, I really enjoyed Richard Foster’s Freedom of Simplicity, and for a more environmental angle, Serve God, Save the Planet, by Matthew Sleeth. Both authors write from their own experiences of down-sizing and choosing to live a simpler lifestyle. You might have already come across Shane Claiborne’s Irresistible Revolution, which is also a radical manifesto for putting simple living and community into practice.

Mark Powley, another friend of Breathe, has a book out soon called Consumer Detox. It’s wise and funny, and it looks like this. You can pre-order it from an online retailer who shall remain nameless, or buy it from a bookshop from the 1st of January.

You’ll find the Breathe Network website here – sign up for the monthly newsletter if you’d like to keep in touch.

If you didn’t get a DVD, you can see the films on the Conspiracy of Freedom site. There are notes on the site for using them in a small group, so please pass them on, discuss them with friends, and take the conversation to your community.

Don’t forget to drop in on Streetbank if you get a chance, and for more ideas on building community, see below.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know about, leave a comment below or drop me a line on jeremy(at)

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