Recommended Resources

The below books and other resources have been valuable to us in shaping our worldviews as well as helping us to apply our learning.

Obviously, we love to learn and read. If you have a resource you think we’d be interested in, let us know by contacting us!

Simplify

The Art of Simple – blog
Becoming Minimalist – blog
Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front  by Sharon Astyk
The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Man Who Quit Money  by Mark Sunden
The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living  by Mark Boyle
Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream by William Powers

Finances

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

Nourishment

Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth by Vicki Robin
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber

Fighting Poverty

Gospel Justice: Joining Together to Provide Help and Hope for those Oppressed by Legal Injustice by Bruce D. Strom
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Global Thinking

God Grew Tired Of Us – DVD
Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt
The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman

Environment

Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet by Jonathan Merritt
Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America, Release 2.0 by Thomas L. Friedman
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck
This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of America by Anthony Flint

DIY

The Everything Guide to Living Off the Grid: A back-to-basics manual for independent living by Terri Reid
Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World by Mark Frauenfelder
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life by Jenna Woginrich
Projects to Get You Off the Grid: Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels

Miscellaneous

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox – DVD