Spirituality and Sustainable Development was honored as a finalist in the 2014 International Book Award.
"At last! Here is a book which gets to the real root of the problem. For 60 years, we have had people telling us that problems of poverty, inequality, unsustainability and unhappiness could be solved by Western economics and technology. These misconstrued solutions only further worsened the problems. Now, however, Rohana Ulluwishewa has dared to expose greed as the ultimate cause. Only by spirituality, whether religious or non-religious, can this greed be curbed and the author explains how this can be done." - John Flenley, Emeritus Professor of Geography, Massey University, New Zealand
"This book is of utmost importance in understanding the issues and meeting the challenges of sustainable economic development. The author reframes sustainable development as a challenge that begins internally, within the individual, rather than externally, in the environment or society. The internal challenge can only be met by developing the spiritual dimension of the individual or the spiritual self. The book is well-thought-out, well-documented and well-written. It guides the reader down a clear path of purpose towards sustainable economic development." - John Ikerd, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, USA
"Spirituality and Sustainable Development is a powerful exposé of the price of greed and how one person can spark inner change. I enjoyed the author's doable solution suggestions and the non-preachy presentation of the subject matter. Overall, Spirituality and Sustainable Development is an insightful journey into the possibilities of what could be." - Suzanne Cowles, Readers' Favorite
"The volume has made a significant contribution towards our understanding of what is called sustainable development and the ways of achieving it. Each one of us can make a difference by taking the steps essential for a more healthy and contented lifestyle. This volume is published in the UK. What the author says should have a familiar ring in the Eastern countries, apart from the Western audience it appears to be targeting." - The Island
'The message give by Rohana Ulluwishewa is timely and it has to be taken very seriously ... The policy makers who stand for universal social welfare system owe a debt of gratitude to Rohana Ulluwishewa for his untiring efforts to bring out this valuable book.' - Sunday Observer, Sri Lanka
'Many books have focused on economic and social development, but few have included spiritual development. This important new book firmly emphasises the need for the latter if we are to function and evolve as human beings ... A recent and valuable contribution.' - New Zealand Buddhist Council
'This book by Rohana Ulluwishewa is not only evidence of scholarly endeavour but also an interesting, challenging and engaging read, especially for theosophists, as so much of what Rohana has to say resonates with the theosophical approach.' - Theosophia