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)makewealthhistory.org