Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation has been awarded "Best Spiritual Book" in the category of Justice by Spirituality & Practice. This quietly culture-shifting volume has been gathering rave responses from all points on the religious spectrum. See some of the growing number listed below.......
“A beautiful book with a simple, clear, and profound message for our time.”
—David Korten, board chair, YES! Magazine; author of
Agenda for a New Economy
“Occupy Spirituality is a powerful, inspiring, and vital call to embodied awareness and enlightened actions. ‘Spiritual democracy,’ as it is called in this book, is necessary … if we are not only to survive as a species on this beautiful, sacred planet, but also to co-create through our conscious, committed actions a world and planet where all beings thrive together. Thank you Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko for such a wonderful book.”
—Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist and
author of The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
“The dialogue between these two visionary men comes as a fresh, exhilarating wind. It swings wide the doors of our minds and reveals what is surely the most heartening phenomenon of our time. Illumined and honored here are the moral clarity and courage of young activists the world over, as they unmask the deadening abuses of an exhausted civilization. Matthew and Adam help us hear these voices and catch the spiritual power moving through them.”
—Joanna Macy, author of
Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy
"Occupy Spirituality brings to the forefront the need for spirituality in our lives and through us in the lives of nations around the world. Materialism and morality, Gandhi said, have an inverse relationship. When one increases the other decreases. The decay in our ‘civilization’ today is caused by material greed. This may just be the blueprint for the survival of humanity. Everyone must read this book.”
—Arun Gandhi, author of Legacy of Love and
The Forgotten Woman; President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
"This book helped me realized the small well from which I drink....I would encourage pastors and leaders to read this book if for no other reason that to be stretched."
Adam Metz, Theological Vacillation
"It’s a rousing conversation that makes for a thought-provoking read—as much for those further along in their lives as for the Occupy generation who are currently charting a path for themselves in the world."
Seamus Mullarkey, Spirituality & Health
"Occupy Spirituality is a consciousness-raising, prophetic, and bridge-building book."
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice
"Occupy Spirituality is the sort of book that should become an underground classic with tired. margin-marked and well-thumbed copies being freely passed around between group-members within disparate collections of activists, revolutionaries and socially dis-enfranchised all over the world."
Peter J. Morris, “Occupy Spirituality - Review”
Michael K. Holleran's National Catholic Reporter review, "Two Generations in a Revolutionary Dialogue."
Jamie Manson's National Catholic Reporter article, "Different generations of progressive Catholic leaders need deeper collaboration."
The glowing (surprise!) review and announcement of a 3-week Sunday Forum based on Occupy Spirituality in the newsletter of the First Baptist Church of America, "Linda's Lines."
Dave Pruett's mention of both Occupy Spirituality and Letters to Pope Francis in his Huffington Post article, "Is the Pope an Occupier?"
Book Review - Occupy Spirituality by Seamus Mullarkey on Spirituality and Practice
Occupy Spirituality, Evolving Dharma by John L. Murphy on New Clear Vision
Spirituality and Social Transformation - Responding to Occupy Spirituality by Bruce Epperly on Patheos.com
Reflections from a Once and Future Activist by Christine Hoff Kraemer on Patheos.com
There Will Soon Be No More Priests - A Review of Occupy Spirituality by Jim Burklo on Patheos.com
Occupying to Break Open by Jim Burklo on Patheos.com
New Wine, New Skins by Ms. V on I Don't Know I Don't Know
"Occupy Spirituality" - Book Review by Lisa Burgess on Lisa Notes
Occupy Your Own Spirituality by Carl Gregg on Patheos.com
Don't Occupy Mormonism - Occupy the Streets and the World by Chris Henrichsen on Patheos.com
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