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Quaker Bestsellers 2016

The top ten best‐selling books from the 2016 FGC Gathering.

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From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want

By Rob Hopkins. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019. 240 pages. $24.95/hardcover or eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting, where she serves on the Earthcare Committee. She is on the Steering Committee of Transition Town Charlotte in Vermont and serves on the Transition U.S. conference planning team.

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Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

By Bill McKibben. Henry Holt and Company, 2019. 304 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback (available January 2020); $2.99/eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and Louis Cox live in an all-solar, all-electric home in rural Vermont where they grow most of the vegetables and fruits that they consume year-round. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

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Solutionary Rail: A people‐powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future

By Bill Moyer, Patrick Mazza and the Solutionary Rail Team. Backbone Campaign, 2016. 107 pages. $19.95/paperback. Many years ago, as […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and active in New England Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Ministry Committee. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.

Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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The Green Burial Guidebook: Everything You Need to Plan an Affordable, Environmentally Friendly Burial

By Elizabeth Fournier. New World Library, 2018. 208 pages. $15.95/paperback; $12.76/eBook. I’ve been interested in the idea of a green […]

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She has worked for Earth for many decades and currently is involved in the international Transition Town Movement.

Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith

By Ruah Swennerfelt. Quaker Institute for the Future Focus Book 10, 2016. 111 pages. $15/paperback; free PDF available at quakerinstitute​.org. […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting, allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

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