Books, Studies & Other Resources
You should be able to track all these books down easily online.
Wendell Berry, What Matters?: Economics of a renewed Commonwealth, Counterpoint.
Ellen F. Davis, Scripture, Culture & Agriculture: An agrarian reading of the Bible, Cambridge University Press.
Ched Myers, The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
Arthur Simon, How Much is Enough?: Hungering for God in an affluent world, Baker Books.
Matthew Sleeth, Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action, Zondervan.
Michael Shut (ed), Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective, Church Publishing Inc.
Michael Shut (ed), Food & Faith: Justice, joy and daily bread, Living the Good News.
For the keen who can track them down, here are some classics which well deserve continued reading. These books have been published under multiple editions with different publishers.
G.K. Chesterton, An Outline of Sanity
E.F. Schumacher, Good Work
E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful
Jacques Ellul, Money & Power
Jacques Ellul, The Meaning of the City
R.H. Tawney, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism
R.H. Tawney, The Acquisitive Society
William Temple, Christianity and the Social Order
CHURCH & GROUP STUDY RESOURCES
Baptist World Aid, Scott Higgins
The End of Greed is a five part book, small group bible study and preaching series that will help you grapple with what it means to be a follower of Jesus in a consumer culture.
Just Faith consists of a small group study guide, an accompanying DVD and a daily devotional booklet to assist Christians to explore the connections between their faith and the big issues of the world today.
Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries
This series is for adult study groups interested in exploring biblical faith and economic practice. The two-disc set and group facilitation guide features theologian Ched Myers and investment advisor Andy Loving.
Relational Tithe/Shane Claiborne.
In this five-week study (book and DVD), unpack what the patterns of God’s kingdom look like compared to the patterns of our world. What is the value of enough, and how do we become more like the God who is close to the poor, the hungry, the meek, and the merciful?
The Carbon Fast is a 40 day challenge and 7 part study series that enables you to learn, live, give, pray and advocate for justice in a changing climate.
A fantastic 20minute video which will change your view of all your stuff.
These short humorous animations show powerfully why responsible production and consumption of meat is such an important issue.
Wendell Berry, 17 Rules For A Sustainable Local Community
Michael Schluter, Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational economy
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Ethical Consumer Guide – home of The Guide to Ethical Supermarket Shopping, Supermarket Tours and ethical consumer email bulletins, all fantastic resources to help you think through responsible consumption.
Chedmyers.org – a storehouse of Ched Myers’ Biblical scholarship and theological animation connecting faith and economics, word and world.
Sustainable Traditions – a blog which cultivates a whole-of-life perspective of God’s shalom.
Ecological footprint – find out how your lifestyle affects the earth
Carbon calculators – find out how much you contribute to climate change
Global rich list – find out how wealthy you really are
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