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Wednesday Wisdom: Selected Books of the week!

Presently, Egypt is holding COP 27; this is a new problem. And Wisdom Books of the week such as wonderful biographies of Philip Norman and Tim Jackson, there are some books like Being the Change: Live Well and Start a Climate Revolution. The book serves as cautionary tales and WhatsOn presents this week’s book selection. To satisfy your inner bookworm, immerse yourself in the novels on the list. By engaging yourself with the fresh books in your house this week, you can have feed your mind.

“Post Growth: Life After Capitalism”, by Tim Jackson

Post Growth may be our choice for the most approachable and motivational technical environmental books of 2021 for those with an interest in economics. The very famous ecological economist Professor Tim Jackson. He originally rose to prominence with his 2009 book, Prosperity Without Growth, a meticulously researched exploration of the economics and models. And that can lead us to a more affluent and sustainable future.

One of the strongest cases yet that the economy is not at all distinct from the natural world but rather an integral part of it is made in Post Growth. This viewpoint makes it obvious that continuous economic expansion is impossible.

“Paul McCartney-The Biography” by Philip Norman

Earlier this year, Sir Paul McCartney celebrated his 80th birthday and gave an excellent performance at Glastonbury. It seemed like a good time for this lifelong Beatles fan to read once again Philip Norman’s superb biography. The book takes us on a journey from a Liverpool childhood through adolescence marred by the death of his mother. But the scene for that auspicious first meeting with John Lennon and schooldays with George Harrison.

The story continues as we find the Beatles (as they had now become) at the Cavern and in Hamburg at the Star Club and other venues. The years of Beatlemania, the later studio period, and the solo work and personal life of “Macca” (as he is affectionately known throughout the world) are all highlighted (including the profound influence of Linda, his wife for almost 30 years). Written in Philip Norman’s usual readable style, is a book for anyone who wants to find out more about one of the musical icons of our time. (Book review by Colin McIlwaine, WhatsOn editorial staff)

“Being the Change: Live Well and Start a Climate Revolution” by Peter Kalmus

The first title in our list of novels about climate change. Climate scientist and suburban father Peter Kalmus set out on a journey to alter both his life and the course of the world after becoming alarmed by the severe changes taking place in the planet’s ecosystem. He started by giving up the automobile and taking up cycling, growing his own food, and making other straightforward, positive adjustments. Kalmus decreased his climate footprint to a tenth of the US average while also improving his mood.

People who want to take climate action but are unclear about how to get started are motivated by the 2017 documentary the Change.

“The Contemporary Christian” by John Stott

This book has, for many years, been an annual read for me, always as close as possible to the beginning of the Church Year in September. No one has done more to influence my theological thinking and understanding of the Bible. Than the late Rev.Dr.John Stott (former Rector of All Souls Church in Langham Place in the center of London).

In this book, Stott’s main concern is to show how the historic Christian faith relates to life in the modern world. And he looks at the theological, ethical and practical aspects of relating our convictions to daily life. I feel privileged to have been able to get to know John personally and for anyone who wants to know more about Biblical Christianity. In addition what it is all about, especially in the context of modern living, this book (like his many excellent Bible expositions and other works). This is clear, concise, thought-provoking and challenging. (Book review by Colin McIlwaine, WhatsOn editorial staff)

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