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Blessed Unrest

Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
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Blessed Unrest tells the story of a worldwide movement that is largely unseen by politicians or the media. Hawken, an environmentalist and author, has spent more than a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofit organizations to single-person causes, these organizations collectively comprise the largest movement on earth. This is a movement that has no name, leader, or location, but it is in every city, town, and culture. It is organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and creative expression of people's needs worldwide.
©2007 Paul Hawken (P)2007 Blackstone Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"In this chronicle of the groundswell with no name, we have found our Tocqueville, our Twain, and our Sinclair." (Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry)
"Blessed Unrest is exciting, compelling, and very important....It will inspire and encourage millions more to take action." (Jane Goodall, United Nations Ambassador for Peace)

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  • 12-14-19

Absolutely a REQUIRED reading!!!

I’ve listened to this book literately 50 plus times. It is such a deliberate account of our current socio cultural and socio economic state as sentient beings traveling thousands of mph on this mother ship. Honestly, this should be required reading at the secondary and post secondary level. I heard once that earth can easily go on without us as a species in it, but we could not survive a second without her sustenance. Every reason that makes this statement true is found in great detail within the pages of this book.

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gorgeous, vibrant, relevant

the fact that this book can still feel so enormously urgent 10 years after publishing is a testimony to it's eloquence. absolutely beautiful, inspiring, and terrifyingly essential. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in social justice, environmentalism, personal responsibility, civil rights, history and movements- it's about all of them and somehow manages to share completely new, refreshing insights and stories in the telling.

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  • 11-09-15

interesting

thoroughly lays out the fundamental components and stratagies that comprise a mass movement. It was well written with many examples from real world senator and organizations.

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  • 05-14-15

good reference

I like this book as much for the references that it gave as for the knowledge it contained therein the philosophy was interesting as well

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Should be required reading

I should have said "required reading our listening"

This book creates a framework, by which those who seek change can see hope and those who dismiss the movement for change can see it as both reasonable and possible.