Household Economics - Ways to Practice - Books

Do not be conformed to this world. But be transformed
by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the
will of God — what is good and acceptable and perfect.

— Romans 12:2

Common Fire: Lives of Commitment in a Complex World
Laurent Parks Daloz, Cheryl H. Keen, James P. Keen, & Sharon Daloz Parks (Beacon Press, 1996).

The video Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World, produced and directed by Terry Strauss, is available for $45 plus shipping from The Whidbey Institute CyberCafe and Bookstore: [email protected] or 360/341-5922.

Stuff: the Secret Lives of Everyday Things
John Ryan and Alan Thein Durning, & Don Baker (Northwest Environment Watch, 1997).

Take a stuff quiz based on this book.

The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
Juliet Schor (Basic Books, 1991).

God the Economist: The Doctrine of God and the Political Economy
M. Douglas Meeks (Augsburg Fortress, 1989).

Freedom of Simplicity
Richard J. Foster (Harper San Francisco, 1981).

Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza
Two PBS-produced videos with online teacher's guide and viewer's guide.

Places in the Heart
This award-winning film by Robert Benton is set in a small Texas town during the Great Depression. A widow with two young children struggles to save her family and farm by expanding her household to include a blind war veteran and a black man who knows how to raise cotton. (1984)

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