Last year I started reading Naomi Klien's This Changes Everything- a book about Capitalism and the Climate. The thesis being that climate change is so difficult to fight because of how we have built up capitalism and the free market.
What's interesting for me is that, while this book is about climate change (and it's what inspired me to get back into the environmentalism sphere) it's also about finding a more compassionate way of living. It brings together many different issues- human rights and health in addition to land rights and health. The most inspiring message is that the change we make and the actions we take will not only help others but will make our lives better as well. This is something I've recently started to grasp a bit better- that one bit of action towards change helps so many different aspects of the way our world operates.
I highly recommend this book!!