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Lizz Roe – Good Books


Lizz’s list of 2010 FOE – Faith and Climate Change fab books, organised by the 7 ‘all we need is love’ categories the June version

Consuming Resources, Goods and Services


  • The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving – John Hoffman
  • Travels with Charley – John Steinbeck
  • The Wild Life  – John Lewis-Stempel
  • Empire of Scrounge
  • The Road – Cormac Mccarthy
  • How to Dejunk Your Life
  • Through The Eye of the Needle – John-Paul Flintoff
  • Vegan a Go-Go –  Sarah Kramer
  • The Thrift Book – India Knight
  • Not Buying It – Judith Levine
  • Animal Vegetable Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver
  • Enough – John Naish
  • The Overspent American – Juliet b. Schor
  • Real England – Paul Kingsnorth


  • Peak Oil: the challenge of community
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Black Gold
  • Supersize Me

Income generating – or living off an income we have generated in the past (e.g through savings or a pension), or living on benefits


  • How i lived a year on just a £1 a day –  Kath Kelly
  • Free – Katherine Hibbert
  • Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenrich
  • Your Money or Your Life – Alvin Hall
  • Timeless Simplicity –  John Lane
  • How To Be Free – Tom Hodgkinson
  • How To Be Idle – Tom Hodgkinson
  • The Career Break Book – Lonely Planet
  • Voluntary Simplicity – Duane Elgin
  • Not Buying It – Judith Levine
  • The Thrift Book – India Knight
  • Affluenza – Oliver James
  • How to Live for Free – Stephen Giles


Maintaining Relationships


  • How To Be An Adult In Relationships
  • Please Understand Me

Being Creative


  • The Artists Way
  • The Thrift Book – India Knight
  • The Man Who Planted Trees


  • The Man Who Planted Trees
  • The Good Life BBC

Creating Change


  • 10 Lessons From The Road – Alastair Humphreys
  • The Adventurers Handbook – Mick Conefrey
  • The Encyclopedia of Country Living – Carla Emery
  • Sleeping with a Sunflower – Louise Riotte
  • Reasons to be Cheerful – Mark Steel
  • Do It Yourself – A Handbook For Changing The World The Trapese Collective


  • Global Gardener
  • It’s Not Easy Being Green BBC

Exploring a Spiritual Practice

  • Letters From An Extreme Pilgrim – Peter Owen Jones
  • Becoming Friends – Living and Learning With Quakers Woodbrooke/Quakerlife
  • The Quest – Joycelin Dawes et al
  • The Art Of Pilgrimage
  • Creating Community, Creating Connections Woodbrooke/BritainYearly Meeting
  • Finding Happiness – Christopher Jamison

Relaxing, Chilling, Having a good time!:-

This is probably the most biased one in that this selection and is focused towards things i like to do to chill out, i.e. read, cook, knit, make stuff, allotment, camp, walk, cycle, swim, go to the sea, travel, explore local markets etc


  • Wild Swimming – Daniel Start
  • The Markets Of Paris
  • The Book of the Bivvy – Ronald Turnbull
  • A Walk In The Woods – Bill Bryson
  • Map Addict – Mike Parker
  • Into The Wild – Jon Krakauer
  • Walking With The Spring – Earl V.Shaffer
  • La Dolce Vegan – Sarah Kramer
  • Timeless Simplicity – John Lane
  • Ring Of Bright Water –  Gavin Maxwell
  • A Year In The Maine Woods – Berndt Heinrich
  • Family Happiness – Leo Tolstoy
  • The Little House Books –  Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Any kind of guidebook to the place i am visiting: Lonely Planet, trailblazer, rough guide, bradt, cadogan
  • The Happy Campers – Tess Carr + Kat Hayes
  • How To Be A Bad Birdwatcher – Simon Barnes
  • How To Be Free – Tom Hodgkinson
  • Wild Places – Robert Macfarlane
  • Not Buying It –  Judith Levine

Also in the series…

Lizz Roe – An Introduction

Lizz Roe – January

Lizz Roe – February

Lizz Roe – March

Lizz Roe – April

Lizz Roe – May

Lizz Roe – June

Lizz Roe – July


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