— Kirkus Reviews
Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness has been updated and revised, with a new forward from Brian McLaren. It will be published by Chalice Press in July of 2023, under the new title of You Are Changing the World, Whether You Like It Or Not. I am thrilled to be working with the good folks at Chalice, and very much looking forward to sharing the book with a wider audience. The original edition is now out of print, pending new publication, BUT…
Here’s a bit more about the original version of the book:
In Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness, David LaMotte challenges some deeply held, though seldom examined, ideas we have about how large societal changes happen and what our own roles in those changes can and should be. Drawing on stories from his own work and interviews with others in Guatemala, India, South Africa, Australia, Palestine, the United States, and Bosnia, LaMotte methodically challenges internalized narratives that keep us immobile in the face of problems that confront us as communities, nations, and a world.
The book is at once challenging, encouraging and inspiring. In an accessible, story-based style, LaMotte looks at questions of daily vocation, helping us to discern both our potential to have an impact and how we go about getting started. Anyone who wants to live a life that matters will find something of value here.
…will help [readers] ignite their passion, harness their unique skills, and find ways to impact their family, community, and the world.”
— Publisher’s Weekly
“I found my way into a more activist, engaged life somewhat late. If Wordlchanging 101 had been available to me when I was 15, or 25, or 35, I would have discovered the joy of engagement much sooner. Whatever your age, David LaMotte’s new book will encourage you to take the next small but important step in finding what is yours to do in making the world more just, more peaceful, more beautiful.”
—Brian D. McLaren, author of We Make the Way By Walking and Everything Must Change
“The need for the wisdom, courage, and solid advice that I find in this book was the very reason I founded the Center for Action and Contemplation almost 30 years ago. David LaMotte is a very good partner in this important work both for our world and for the human soul.”
— Richard Rohr, author of Falling Upward, The Wisdom Pattern, and Breathing Under Water
“Thoughtful reflections on living a life of commitment.”
— Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take A Little While