Previous editions of the book by international journalist Judah Freed have won regional and national awards as the best personal growth book and the best social change book. Global Sense has been featured on C-SPAN BookTV.
"The earlier editions focused on politics with an undercurrent of personal growth," Freed said. "In the new 2012 edition, the primary focus now is spiritual growth as the means of changing our lives and our world."
The revised book is more practical, too, he added. "The chapters are filled with concrete things people can do in their daily lives to make a difference. The new 2012 edition brings our highest ideals down to earth where we can use them."
Freed said he chose today as the launch date because on January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine first published Common Sense, the essay that inspired Global Sense,
"Common Sense was a revolutionary call to action that united colonial Americans behind the cause of independence,"
"Global Sense is the handbook needed by the Occupy Wall Street movement," said Jerry Ashton, a blogger at The Huffington Post, and the author of Written Off: America & Americans
"Global Sense explodes the old myths that we are essentially evil, that hierarchy and dominance are natural law. Judah Freed reveals how ancient 'male rule' and 'authority addiction' restrain our innate power for self government. Democracy can work, he argues, when we are willing to do the personal and spiritual growth needed to manage our freedom and society responsibly,"
"Global Sense is about personal and social transformation, starting with the inner self feeling a genuine recognition of our rights and responsibilities. The book is a declaration of our global interdependence rooted in Gandhi's principle of personal sovereignty,"
"Thomas Paine rallied Americans to a new sense of themselves and their possibilities. Judah Freed does likewise for citizens of the planet," said Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy, The End of Nature, and Eaarth.
"There is a hunger for this kind of integrative global perspective. I am extremely enthusiastic about the book!" said Frances Moore Lappe, author of Diet For a Small Planet and EcoMind.
Author Judah Freed has asked potential readers to make sure they buy only the new 2012 edition, not the out-of-print 2008 or 2006 editions. "Those were good books," he said, "but they only laid the groundwork for this new edition."
The publisher of Global Sense: The 2012 Edition is Hoku House, a new imprint of Media Visions Press, which published the previous editions.
The 2012 edition of Global Sense may be found on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/
Judah Freed is a media and politics journalist who has published more than a thousand articles and columns in leading consumer and media trade magazines in the U.S. and Europe. A native of Colorado, he moved to Hawaii in 2010 to marry photographer, author and singer Melissa Mojo, formerly of New York City.
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