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Ron Sider’s Advent Reflections + Free eBook

Posted on: December 19, 2013

3-A0110Numerous well-known writers have written Advent/Christmas reflections for Alternatives. Check out Ron’s series (in addition to Whose Birthday? 2013 – #25 and Whose Birthday? Podcast series).

Unfamiliar with Ron Sider?

Free eBook, Dec. 19 only!

SLW! collaborates with Jubilee Economics. Lee Van Ham, its Exec. Dir., has just published a “Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us.”

FREE! For one day only his new book will be free on Kindle, for all who read eBooks. You don’t need a Kindle yourself.  You’ll find free apps to read Kindle eBooks on Android, iPhone, iPad, PC, Windows phone, etc.

When? Thursday, Dec. 19! (Yes, for technical reasons it was moved from the 18th. Sorry for any inconvenience and confusion. Thank you for your patience and interest.) Take advantage of this opportunity. Just click on the link here.

Share this free offer with your friends. Let them know—we can break out of the illusion of living as if we have more than one Earth.

Please leave a review (click here). Express yourself. Add to the conversation!

Lee and I produce The Common Good Podcast. Hear a conversation about the book in the latest episode.

Free Resources for Advent & Christmas

Guidelines for Alternative Giving | Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop Leader’s Guide (also AUDIO) | VIDEO: Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (#1-25) Also AUDIO versions, #16-20. | Reaching Out to Others: Alternative Giving Card | Alternative Christmas Articles – Investigate a few that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE.

Treasury of CelebrationsCreate Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth – December | ADVENT | CHRISTMAS | Early Winter Festivals – New Year’s Day |Emancipation Day (Jan. 1) | Epiphany (Jan. 6)

10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas

Carols with Justice sing-along | Sing Justice! Do Justice! – Advent & Christmas selections

Christmas Anthologies to read alone or aloud | Christmas Campaign Kit – Buy Me Nothing, I’ll Still Love You. | Seasonal/Thematic Index: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at or at (then click window #3). LISTEN through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through or your favorite podcast service.

Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

Do your friends a favor. Share this blog and podcast.

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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