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Inside Job [DVD] [2011]
Inside Job [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Price: 4.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, 4 Oct 2011
This review is from: Inside Job [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
Having watched this film, you'll think that something really does need to change. However you may feel rather disempowered/despondent about how that is likely to come about. A really good explanation of the US financial crisis of 2007-8 which is accessible, revealing and at times excruciating.

Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action
Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action
by Richard Cizik
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars An evangelical way in to green issues, 15 Jan 2008
Worth a read. Gives a number of useful perspectives on green living that the '50 ways to be more green' newspaper features tend to miss out.

For people like me who are a lot less evangelical than we used to be - and who are already persuaded by secular arguments that we really need to do something on the environment - this is quite a useful reminder of a perspective that one can be in danger of losing. For example, there's a chapter on why we shouldn't watch television, which I wouldn't immediately have thought was the most pressing environmental issue of our times. Nevertheless, when our television set broke and we didn't replace it for a month or so, I discovered the truth of what he's saying. With less TV, we feel more fully alive. There is a spiritual dimension necessary to underpin green living, or you just get disheartened. The book presents spiritual/religious ideas that it would be quite easy to imagine hearing from the conventional church pulpit - and then makes links to the more obviously 'green' messages which some churches seem predisposed not to hear.

Comes across as a little smug evangelical in places - (eg with stories about how wonderful his children are) but you can't fault him the fact that he's taken the message seriously and is actually living it out.

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