Simpler Living, Compassionate Life

A Christian Perspective

Edited by Michael Schut, Foreword by Bill McKibben

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

ISBN-13: 9780819223692



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On its ten-year anniversary of publication, we are pleased to re-issue this popular book

Editor Michael Schut presents a rare collection of voices—Henri Nouwen, Cecile Andrews, Richard Foster and others—as they explore our use of money, the practice of simplicity, listening to our lives, widening our circle of community, and other topics at the core of how we live out our faith in our homes and workplaces. A study guide is included.



Michael Schut is a popular teacher, speaker, and Morehouse author, focusing on the nexus between faith, sustainability, economics, and justice. He is currently the economic and environmental affairs officer of the Episcopal Church, following 11 years on the staff of Earth Ministry. His latest book is titled Money & Faith: The Search for Enough (2008). Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective was originally published in 1999, and won the second best book of 2000 award by the Catholic Press Association. Schut also edited Food and Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread. He lives in Seattle. Visit for more details.

"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

" excellent resouce for examing the connection between voluntary simplicity and wider issues of justice."
Buena Vista

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