THE CHALLENGES WE FACE CAN BE DIFFICULT EVEN TO THINK ABOUT.
Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face the crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.
“Books about social and ecological change too often leave out a vital component: how do we change ourselves so that we are strong enough to fully contribute to this great shift? Active Hope fills this gap beautifully, guiding readers on a journey of gratitude, grief, interconnection, and, ultimately, transformation.”
– NOAMI KLEIN, author of The Shock Doctrine
“To the future beings of the twenty-second century, Active Hope might turn out to be the most important book written in the twenty-first” – BILL PLOTKIN, author of Soulcraft and Nature and the Human Soul