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Herald Press Living More with Less, 30th Anniversary Edition

Written in 1980 by Doris Janzen Longacre, before living simply and "green" became trendy and popular, Living More with Less was a practical guide for living in simple, sustainable, and healthy ways-ways that keep the future of the planet, and the plight of poor people, in mind.

Thirty years later, Living More with Less: 30th Anniversary Edition has been released as a way to celebrate and honor Longacre, who died of cancer in 1979 at the age of 39, before she could complete the original manuscript, and to keep her vision for simple and sustainable living alive today.

In addition to Doris' original reflections on themes such as doing justice, learning from the world community, nurturing people, cherishing the natural order, and nonconforming freely, Living More with Less: 30th Anniversary Edition contains new and updated essays, reflections, and practical tips in areas such as money, homekeeping, gardening, cooking, clothing, transportation, and technology.

With stories, reflections, and advice from people around the world, Living More with Less: 30th Anniversary Edition is a vibrant collection of reflections and testimonies, old and new, of those who have discovered the joy of living with enough.

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Great handbook for living responsibly

Date:April 1, 2011
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I remember Doris Janzen Longacre’s original volume, published in 1980. At that time I was a young mother who had been raised by frugal parents, so the ideas in this book attracted me. But it’s more than a treatise on how to live simply. The author sets forth five life standards by which we should abide. In today’s world, the standards call us to heed their guidance more than ever before.
This new version is updated with many contributors’ suggestions for living in harmony with our neighbors and creation. The original life standards of Do Justice, Learn from the World Community, Nurture People, Cherish the Natural Order, and Nonconform Freely are expanded and enriched. I think every person can and should find ideas to implement to make our world better. The book contains much information that will prove useful when thinking through changes in lifestyle.
Get a copy for your home and your church library and ask your public library to purchase it too. Living More with Less has the potential to help transform our daily lives, which will then affect the rest of humanity.
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