April 16, 2010

Reading List

This month I spent my Fun $ on some books I have been wanting for awhile. As many of you know Phil and I have been reevaluating the way we live and ways we can become more "green" in our daily lives! We have made quite a few changes (for another post) and I have been wanting to read some books in hopes that I will be motivated to make even more changes!

This first book was first introduced to me at a dear friend's house. Eric and Natalie have this book and another by the same author called More with Less. Natalie made DELICIOUS sweet potato and black bean quesidillas out of here for lunch one day. This book explores how the food we put on our tables impacts our local and global neighbors.

Making Room is the book I am most excited about! Hospitality is my ministry! Hospitality is central to the Christian identity and practice but in today's world we have lost the practice of this life-giving character! I am excited to read this book and figure out more ways to make my home a place for fellowship and christian love!
Everyday Justice was recommended to me on our recent mission trip to Nashville by my good friend Kristin! I am excited for the challenge that this book is going to present me with! Phil and I are constantly looking for ways to make our lives more "green" and this book is going to allow us to take it a step further. The website everydayjustice.net summarizes it well, "Where does your chocolate come from? Does it matter if your coffee is fair trade or not? It matters–more than you might think. Julie Clawson takes us on a tour of everyday life and shows how our ordinary lifestyle choices have big implications for justice around the world. She unpacks how we get our food and clothing and shows us the surprising costs of consumer waste. How we live can make a difference not only for our own health but also for the well-being of people across the globe. The more sustainable our lifestyle, the more just our world will be. Everyday justice is one way of loving our neighbors.We can live more ethically, through the little and big decisions we make every day".
So I encourage you to stay tuned over the next 2 months as I read and reflect on these books!

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