HNGR Director Recommends

HNGR Director Recommends

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver and her family move from Tucson, Arizona to a family farm in Virginia in order to spend a year living local: growing their own food and supporting local farmers. A compelling and informative blend of personal narrative, ecological treatise, and homespun recipes, this book takes a critical look at America's eating habits, and finds joy in living out the solution.

Hope in Troubled Times: A New Vision for Confronting Global Crises - Goudzwaard

A call to work together and live unselfishly in a world of terrorism, poverty, and environmental degradation. Provides practical ideas for knocking down the idols in our lives.

Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation - Lear

The last great chief of the Crow people recounted the story of how “when the buffalo went away the hearts of my people fell to the ground, and they could not lift them up again. After this nothing happened.” In this insightful and compelling book, University of Chicago philosopher Jonathan Lear offers valuable insight into the humility and grace with which cultures can anticipate their own destruction, and yet emerge whole.

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Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision of Justice, Peace, and Healing - Katongole & Rice

A wonderful collaborative essay by a Ugandan Catholic theologian and an American Protestant lay practitioner. The book weaves together a bold hope and vision for reconciliation as a distinctly Christian and God-centered mandate of transformed relationships.