The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture

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The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture

by Mary Pipher

Riverhead | June 4, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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"Mary Pipher takes on our planet''s greatest problems with the skills of a truly gifted therapist. She knows why we avoid and deny the truth and she knows how we can heal ourselves and our communities even as we try to heal the earth. This book is a deep and true gift."—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

In Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher offered a paradigm-shattering look at the lives of adolescent women. Now Pipher is back with another ground-breaking examination of everyday life, this time exploring how to conquer our fears about the major environmental issues that confound us and transform them into a positive force in our lives.

Pipher emphasizes the importance of taking small, positive steps to preserve what's important, drawing from her own experiences as part of a group fighting energy company TransCanada's installation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Midwest, which will sit atop the Ogallala Aquifer, the source of 40% of the United States' fresh water. The challenges she confronts reveal surprising answers to the critical questions we face: How do we mobilize ourselves and our communities to work together to solve global problems? How do we stay happy amid very difficult situations?  And what is the true meaning of hope?

Both profound and practical, The Green Boat explains how we can attend to the world around us with calmness, balance, and great love.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 3.25 × 2.19 × 0.26 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Riverhead

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594485852

ISBN - 13: 9781594485855

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The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves In Our Capsized Culture

by Mary Pipher

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 3.25 × 2.19 × 0.26 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Riverhead

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594485852

ISBN - 13: 9781594485855

About the Book

Pipher is back with another groundbreaking examination of everyday life, this time exploring how to conquer the fears about major environmental issues and transform them into a positive force in for life.

From the Publisher

"Mary Pipher takes on our planet''s greatest problems with the skills of a truly gifted therapist. She knows why we avoid and deny the truth and she knows how we can heal ourselves and our communities even as we try to heal the earth. This book is a deep and true gift."—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth

In Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher offered a paradigm-shattering look at the lives of adolescent women. Now Pipher is back with another ground-breaking examination of everyday life, this time exploring how to conquer our fears about the major environmental issues that confound us and transform them into a positive force in our lives.

Pipher emphasizes the importance of taking small, positive steps to preserve what's important, drawing from her own experiences as part of a group fighting energy company TransCanada's installation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Midwest, which will sit atop the Ogallala Aquifer, the source of 40% of the United States' fresh water. The challenges she confronts reveal surprising answers to the critical questions we face: How do we mobilize ourselves and our communities to work together to solve global problems? How do we stay happy amid very difficult situations?  And what is the true meaning of hope?

Both profound and practical, The Green Boat explains how we can attend to the world around us with calmness, balance, and great love.

About the Author

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World. She lives in Nebraska.

Editorial Reviews

“Compassionate, beautiful, and personal… this could be the most effectively inspirational book available about an individual’s relationship to the global environmental crisis.”— Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Mary Pipher takes on our planet''s greatest problems with the skills of a truly gifted therapist. She knows why we avoid and deny the truth and she knows how we can heal ourselves and our communities even as we try to heal the earth. This book is a deep and true gift."—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth "Let this strong, honest book be your companion now in these tough times, as you make real your love for our planet home.  Mary Pipher spares us moral sermons and apocalyptic scenarios.  Instead she shares her own journey.  So we learn with her how to survive despair, how to feed the heart with beauty and the company of others, how to find balance together in the face of uncertainty and even moments of failure."—Joanna Macy, author, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess we''re in Without Going Crazy "Mary Pipher has been our wise and steadfast guide through the worlds of adolescence, aging and how families can teach humane values in a culture where everything is for sale. Now she''s tackling the hardest question--how we can get past denial to reverse the human caused climate change that jeopardizes the habitability of the world. As we''d expect, she does it thoughtfully, passionately, and ultimately with hope."—
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