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Inspiring, Informative, Insightful
Three Cups of Tea

Absolutely recommend it. Especially for those interested in the promotion of peace, and education, in impoverished and wartorn regions, such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. Insightful in understanding cultures, unique needs and challenges of specific communitities, and how to work within them.

Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet by Alisa Smith, J.B. Mackinnon
 
Book Club Recommended
Informative, Persuasive
Plenty: Eating Locally on the 100-Mile Diet

Not too long, and the topic provides "plenty" of "food" for discussion. (chuckle) I gave this book a 4 star rating because of just that - it is a current topic that not only gives the reader something to think about, but is likely to provoke opinion and discussion.
Eating locally, is, as some say, "the new organic", appealing to food elitists, and those seeking to reach the epitome of eco-goodness. However, the reality of attempting to grow or source exclusively locally grown food may become far more costly and time-consuming than the average family is willing or able to manage. Nor does it always necessarily make ecological or market sense within the global economy. The most important contribution of this book is to encourage one to think about where our food comes from, to educate ourselves, and to make the best informed decisions we can. By choosing where, how, and what we purchase or consume (or don't purchase or consume!), we shape our world.

 
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Inspiring, Insightful, Life Changing
Same Kind of Different

One thing I liked about this book is that it came across as quite honest. It's easy to put people in 'boxes' based on appearances and social circumstances. I think this book helps us see both the very wealthy and the very poor as ordinary people.

 
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Beautiful, Interesting, Inspiring
The Five People You Meet in Heaven

A quick read. Written a little like a mystery - you don't know until the end how it turns out. Author has a creative imagination of how heaven helps make sense of life on earth. Provokes thought of how your life may affect others in ways you do not know, and possibly discussion along these lines.

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