The Grace of Enough: Pursuing Less and Living Morein a Throwaway Culture is a great book about getting back to basics—nature, family, community, shared meals, local farms, Natural Family Planning, moral values, neighborliness, and faith.
What wholesome elements are missing from your life? This book will help you not only identify what those areas are, but also gives practical suggestions of what you can do to get back to a lifestyle that is more family/relationship oriented.
Much of Haley’s inspiration comes from Scripture and the encyclical exhortation On Care for Our Common Home: Laudato Si by Pope Francis. Her many quotes from Laudato Si make me want to go back and reread my copy of it.
A year-long stint on a farm really opened up Haley, her husband Daniel, and their young children to what’s important in life. They lived in close quarters with family, were immersed in nature, and found themselves knee-deep in community living. Their family thrived and together learned many lessons in love, kindness, compassion, how to be a tighter family as well as better stewards of the earth and its resources.
I highly recommend The Grace of Enough for anyone who wants a closer family, better relationships in general, a closer connection to nature, and/or a deeper sense of community.