Books – The Response/Cure: Being Radically Decent

These books discuss ways in which a Radical Decency practice can supplant mainstream habits of living.

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AS INDIVIDUALS
Das, Sury, Buddha Is As Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living (2007).
(from a Buddhist perspective, a detailed guide to a life of clarity, peace, and wisdom)

Hendrix, Harville, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples (1988)
(seminal work describing how coupled partners hold the blueprint for each others healing and growth, and the work involved in making that healing journey a reality)

Kingsolver, Barbara, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (2008)
(describes the importance of buying and supporting locally grown food – from decreasing our reliance on oil to eliminating potential poisons from our bodies)

Lichtenberg, Philip, Encountering Bigotry (1997)
(how to authentically engage with a person who operating from a bullying, mainstream perspective)

McQuiston, John, Always We Begin Again: The Benedictine Way of Living (1996)
(Benedictine Rule of Life, a love centered vision of living, translated into a secular set of guidelines)

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IN POLITICS
Bellah, Robert, et al., Habits of the Hearts (1985)
(offers the vision of a more democratic and communal culture built around our diverse civic and religious traditions)

Lear, Jonathan, Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation (2007)
(describes how a Crow tribal leader, in the early 20th century, provided a sense of hope to his people at a time of cultural devastation; identifies important principles for living through frightening times

Starhawk, The Fifth Sacred Thing (1993)(fiction)
(describes a radically decent society operating in the future in an increasingly hostile world)

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IN BUSINESS
Gates, Jeff, The Ownership Solution (1998)
(how to humanize, localize, and democratize free enterprise by using ownership as a means for engaging more people in its design).

Covey, Stephen, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)
Covey, Stephen, The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness (2004)
(techniques for operating more decently in the business world)

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