Our house is on fire! Who will answer the call?
Is there one idea that can save the world? Is there one idea that can bring us all together - no matter what our faith, our politics, our culture - to do what is necessary and right in the face of the enormous challenges that confront us - environmentally, economically, socially, and spiritually?
Poet/philosopher/genealogist Laurence Overmire believes he has found an idea that can do just that. It is a very old idea, but we have not paid attention to its glaring ramifications. Will we change the way we think and the way we live or are we doomed to bring about the end of all that humankind has created and accomplished in the long course of our history on this planet?
This book is a warning. But it is also a call for wisdom and compassion. The author presents us with a roadmap for how to bring about the healthy world that we seek. His overall message is stirring, uplifting and full of hope.
The One Idea That Saves the World will make you feel good about yourself, your neighbors, and this beautiful planet of which we all are a part. We can save the world. It's all up to us. Each one of us. As Overmire tells us, it's time to awaken to our best selves. And we haven't a moment to lose.
This groundbreaking audiobook, passionately narrated by the author, interweaves his text and poetry with music and the quotes of famous humanitarians and philosophers across the ages for a truly unique listening experience.
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Love and courage...the order of the day
I had the privilege of reading 'The One Idea that Saves the World', a book in which Laurence Overmire reminds us that the fire in our house is out of control. Filled with truth, wisdom, and ideas on how to become involved in saving our planet and ourselves, I recommended it as a must read. Now, after hearing the audio version, I have another recommendation; add the audio book to your collection. The excellent performances and production may move you, as it did me, to tears. There are things you may not want to hear, but as Overmire so deftly reminds us, the time has come to douse the flames; and 'love and courage have become the order of the day'.
- Jean Sheldon