Diane Roberts of clued me into Bill McKibben’s latest tome, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. You’ll notice that I’ve added the book to the sidebar under “Essential Reading.” Not too many books wind up there, so this should tell you something.
If you’ve read Cerulean Sanctum for any length of time, you realize that I blog on several pet topics repeatedly:
- Rediscovering genuine community
- Recovering local economies
- Instituting practical agrarianism
- Caring for creation
- Fighting globalism
- Resisting American “bootstrap” individualism
- Countering Social Darwinism in our work lives
- Eliminating wastefulness
- Developing a true Christian counterculture
McKibben, who self-identifies as a Christian, has written a book that details the problems our society faces with regards to these issues, then lays out solutions. Because I believe Christians must be on the forefront of these issues, I believe this to be a criticaly important book, and one that illustrates in a way that all readers will grasp why we should be concerned.
In the days to come, I’ll be discussing the main talking points of Deep Economy and why we must confront them if we’re to live out the Gospel.