Books on Earth and Sustainability Issues

Linking Spirituality, Care for Earth, Justice, and Mercy

The following list of recommended books on the topic of caring for the Earth has been compiled by Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.  Additional information on each book can be accessed by clicking on the book title.

Radical Optimism:  Rooting Ourselves in Reality
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, NY, 1993

The Grand Option: Personal Transformation and a New Creation
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN, 2001

The Holy Thursday Revolution
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 2005

Radical Amazement:  Contemplative Lessons from Black Holes, Supernovas, and Other Wonders of the Universe
by Judy Cannato, Sorin Books, 2006

Field of Compassion:  How the New Cosmology is Transforming Spiritual Life
by Judy Cannato, Sorin Books, Notre Dame, IN, 2010

Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood:  The Power of Contemplation in an Evolving Universe
by Mary Conrow Coelho, Wyndham Hall Press, Lima, OH, 2002
The Sacred Impulse:  A Planetary Spirituality of Heart and Fire
by James Conlon,  Crossroad Publishing, New York, NY, 2000

Awakening the Energies of Love:  Discovering Fire for the Second Time
by Anne Hillman, Bramble Books, 2008

Invitation to Love, The Way of Christian Contemplation
by Thomas Keating, Continuum Publishing, New York, NY, 2003

The Great Turning:  From Empire to Earth Community
by David Korten, Kumarian Press, Inc., Bloomfield, CT, 2006

Listening Spirituality – Volume 2: Corporate Spiritual Practice Among Friends
by Patricia Loring, Quaker Books, 2009

The Impact of God:  Soundings from St. John of the Cross
by Ian Matthew, Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1995

Jesus Today:  A Spirituality of Radical Freedom
by Albert Nolan, Orbis books, Maryknoll, NY, 2006

Quantum Theology
by Diarmuid O’Murchu, Crossroad Publishing, New York, NY, 1997

Ancestral Grace: Meeting God in Our Human Story
by Diarmuid O’Murchu, Orbis Books, 2008

Great Mystics & Social Justice
by Susan Raskoczy, Paulist Press, Mawyeh, NJ, 2006

The Naked Now:  Learning to See as the Mystics See
by Richard Rohr, Crossroads Publishing, 2009

The Upstart Spring: An Experience in Evolutionary Spirituality
by Francis B. Rothluebber, Colombiere Center, Idyllwild, CA

Simple Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective
by Irena Sadina, Church Publishing, Inc., 2009

The Divine Milieu
by Teilhard de Chardin, Harper and Row, New York, NY, 1957

A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
by Eckhart Tolle, Namaste Pubishler, 2006

Paradoxology: Spirituality in a Quantum Universe
by Miriam Therese Winter, Orbis Books, 2009