Do you remember my post about The Better World Shopping Guide? Well, it has a companion book, The Better World Handbook, which tells us, "You don't have to be an activist to make a difference in the world!" This is good news for me, since I don't have the courage, patience, or wherewithal to be a true activist. But I can take more responsibility for my living, and my family's living, and bring it more in line with our values, which is what this book guides us in doing.
It covers Seven Foundations for building a better world: Economic Fairness, Comprehensive Peace, Ecological Sustainability, Deep Democracy, Social Justice, Simple Living, and Revitalized Community. It then equips us to "live out your values by providing a wide range of simple but effective actions that you can take every day." Hey, I'm all about simple but effective.
I cannot say enough about this book, and I've only gotten through the first chapter and have started skipping around other chapters in joyful glee. I think I will include a quote from it every day or two on my blog; it's just that inspiring.