Deepening global crises surround us. We are beset by climate change,
fracking, tar sands extraction, GMOs, and mass extinctions of species,
to say nothing of nuclear weapons proliferation and Fukushima, the worst
nuclear disaster in history. Many of us fall prey to despair even as we
feel called to respond to these threats to life on our planet.
Authors Joanna Macy and Molly Brown address the anguish experienced
by those who would confront the harsh realities of our time. In this
fully updated edition of Coming Back to Life, they show how
grief, anger and fear are healthy responses to threats to life, and when
honored can free us from paralysis or panic, through the revolutionary
practice of the Work that Reconnects. New chapters address engaging
communities of color, children and teens in the Work.
The Work that Reconnects has spread around the world, inspiring
hundreds of thousands to work toward a life-sustaining human culture. Coming Back to Life
introduces the Work's theoretical foundations, illuminating the angst
of our era with extraordinary insight. Pointing the way forward out of
apathy, it offers personal counsel as well as easy-to-use methods for
group work that profoundly affect peoples' outlook and ability to act in
340 pages. Paperback.