Simpler Living, Compassionate Life

A Christian Perspective

Michael Schut

Feb/2009, 296 Pages, Paperback, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780819223692

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A diverse compilation of essays that explore the complex idea of simplicity in our lives, community, and environment, and how buying less and decluttering creates an enriching and sustainable life.

In a rare collection of voices, the authors of Simpler Living, Compassionate Life explore voluntary simplicity as a path to wholeness and abundance. Henri Nouwen, Cecile Andrews, Richard Foster, and 19 other writers encourage you to listen to your own story, and to respond to dialogue about the fundamental issues of life: time, money, food, spirituality, heritage, and community. A diversity of voices and a helpful study guide make this an effective tool for individuals and groups ready to consider alternatives to high-price, high-stress “good life”: the riches of simplicity and compassion.

Simpler Living, Compassionate Life is an excellent resource for anyone wishing to have a comprehensive overview of the myriad ways living more simply has positively affected our culture. It is a delightful and practical guide for creating simplicity in our own lives, our communities, and for the benefit of our culture.”—Elaine James, author of Simplify Your Life and Inner Simplicity

Michael Schut is a popular teacher, speaker, and author, focusing on the nexus between faith, sustainability, economics, and justice. He served as economic and environmental affairs officer of the Episcopal Church, following 11 years on the staff of Earth Ministry. His books include Money & Faith: The Search for Enough and Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective. He lives in Seattle.

"Nicely crafted and true to its subject of simplicity. Simpler Living, Compassionate Life is warmly recommended for personal or group use."—Earthlight

"Both a compilation and study guide, this graceful collection of the spiritual sides to consumption unfolds with every contribution."—Center for a New American Dream Newsletter

"...an excellent resource for examining the connection between voluntary simplicity and wider issues of justice."—Buena Vista

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