Books: Non-fiction


Listen to an interview with Josephine Moon and Cassie McCullagh on ABC Focus, starting at 30:44.

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“An engaging, challenging and contemplative guide on how to live a compassionate life in a consumerist era.

For many years, Josephine Moon struggled with the question of eating meat; fervently wishing to live as a vegetarian yet requiring meat in her diet. From Josephine’s philosophical, spiritual and physical battle with eating meat came, Buddhism for Meat Eaters – a book for animal lovers, the environmentally and ethically conscious, and generally thoughtful people who eat meat but perhaps aren’t entirely comfortable doing so.

Open, honest and utterly without judgement, Buddhism for Meat Eaters encourages readers to be more mindful about their choices, rather than berating themselves for them, and offers ways for people to live ethically, honestly and guilt-free, whether as a carnivore, vegetarian or vegan. This highly practical guide also includes workbook-style activities and topics for consideration to guide you in your own journey to making wiser decisions on how you consume, how you live, and how to change the world around you.”

Buddhism for Meat Eaters… is a book that absolutely holds the middle ground whilst recognising a transition to either eating less meat or no meat takes time and indeed may not be for everyone also…and that is OK. She writes for meat eaters and non meat eaters alike and does so from a place of non judgement but with really useful reflections, observations and more.

It is sensitively written with practical guidance and tips to help you either modify your patterns and behaviours or just start down the road of considering them.

Amanda Ellis


Horse Rescue: Inspiring Stories of Second-chance horses and the lives they changed.

[Please note: I published this one under a different name 🙂 ]

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(As seen on Channel 10’s The Project)

“I really believe he knew I was there to help and make his life better. It was my main goal that he would never see a day of fear again in his whole life.”

– Eleisha, with her horse Phantom

The moment Joanne Schoenwald calmed her frail, dogger-bound accidental horse, he rested his forehead over her chest, directly over her heart. It was one of the most powerful moments of her life – and she would never be the same again.

This spurred a transformative journey of exhilarating triumph, inspiring connections, powerful self-healing and quiet meditative wisdom as Joanne launched a quest to change the lives of horses, one rescue at a time. The biggest miracle of this journey was learning the simple truth that – time after time – a person may set out to rescue a horse, yet a horse returns the rescue a hundred times over.

Written by the bestselling novelist also known as Josephine Moon, Horse Rescue is a beautiful and moving collection of true stories. Be inspired by rescue horses and their people, who shine in adversity, rise through the challenges of cancer, defeat all odds to go to the Olympics, and find light and hope after prison. Celebrate the incredible bond between humans and their rescue horses, proving love, kindness and rescuing those in need is never an accident, but a life-changing gift.

Click here to buy (ebook or paperback)

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