This winter’s book read and discussion will be on David LaMotte’s book You are Changing the World Whether You Like It or Not which was selected after David’s inspiring Sunday service and in reading the description of the book.

The book can be borrowed through the Macon County library or purchased on line. For about $18.00 delivered.

Schedule / Topic: The discussions will be hybrid and will start on Sunday 1/22 after social hour. Let’s plan on discussing the Prefaces, Introduction and Part I – The Language of Change at our first session.

Please let Donn know if you are interested in participating:

Description of the book:  In You are Changing the World Whether You Like It or Not, David LaMotte challenges some deeply held, though seldom examined, ideas we have about how large societal changes happen and what our own roles in those changes can and should be. Drawing on stories from his own work and interviews with others in Guatemala, India, South Africa, Australia, Palestine, the United States, and Bosnia, LaMotte methodically challenges narratives that keep us immobile in the face of problems that confront communities, nations, and a world. 

You are Changing the World is challenging, encouraging, and inspiring. In an accessible, story-based style, LaMotte looks at questions of daily vocation, helping us to discern both our potential to have an impact and how we go about getting started. Anyone who wants to live a life that matters will find something of value here.”

Good Reads offers the following description of the book: As a botanist, Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers.

In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.