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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World Reprint Edition
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"Blessed Unrest" is exciting, compelling and very important. . . . It will inspire and encourage millions more to take action.
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 10.7 ounces
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0143113658
- ISBN-13 : 978-0143113652
- Dimensions : 0.72 x 5.45 x 8.36 inches
- Publisher : Penguin Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #412,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I’ve gone as far as purchasing additional copies, and sharing them with friends and strangers who seem to be at the threshold of realizing that there is something wrong with our current collective thinking. WE MUST join the ranks of not philosophers, but DOERS if we are to course-correct our present and thus our future. Blessed Unrest is not about politics or finances. Instead, it is about the hidden POWER of HUMANITY, and how our CHOICES impact the quality of LIFE of EVERYONE near and far, known and unknown!
I am a professor at a local college, and I am trying to convince the faculty, to allow me to build a Humanities’ curriculum, based on this book. I firmly believe that it should be a fundamental teaching in all disciplines spanning from the arts, to technology, and especially business. Why especially business? It is my unwavering belief that no business leader, should ever sit in the chair of “power,” without thoroughly examining the contents of Blessed Unrest.
I highly recommend this book. Please give it a chance, it just may change your life, the lives of those you love, and the lives of those you may never come to know.
These guys (and gals) are all pretty much the same. Last fall I had the privilege to hear Paul Hawken speak. Paul (a Green Entrepreneur) has written an excellent book: "Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw it Coming" (quite the title) in which he describes and defends this new environmental movement based on love of the land and also people. When you meet these folks, they almost always dress the same. Blue Jeans. Either a T-shirt or a Flannel shirt. Hiking boots (the old leather kind). And they tend to be thin. Energetic. Healthy. They look like they live their values.
Politically it's hard to pin them down, as they promote both capitalism and environmentalism. They aren't socialists (but they have morals and a community ethic); they aren't capitalists (but they promote sustainable living and products). Frankly, they befuddle me. I'm thinking of Michael Pollan, Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Bill McKibben. Granola heads with values and a functioning checkbook, they seem to be.
I will recommend this to anyone who is interested in a healthy planet, "the movement", action plans, ideas, or even just the history of sustainability...
We just had a major victory in South Portland Maine where the city council passed a city ordinance that will ban the exporting of crude oil and tar sands from the port. We need to tell other people with similar local efforts that they are not alone. This book, BLESSED UNREST, encourages us to not give up because we are "only one little town."