Green Like God

Imagine God recycling bottles and planting trees. In this book by faith and culture writer Jonathan Merritt, God is honored as the ultimate environmentalist who restores and loves His own creation. Evangelical Christians are less supportive of environmental causes than other groups, a statistic that Merritt attributes to misinformation and politics that hamper understanding. Through… Continue reading Green Like God

Tending to Eden

Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God’s People offers a global perspective on the theological foundation for caring for the earth and its people. Throughout the book, Plant With Purpose Executive Director Scott Sabin recounts his personal journey of helping the poor and the environment and brings the reader into poor rural communities in Haiti,… Continue reading Tending to Eden

Redeeming Creation

Combining compelling stories with both biblical and scientific investigation, Redeeming Creation addresses the ecological crisis we face today. population explosion rain forests stripped bare destruction of animal habitat the death of entire species depletion of the ozone layer global warming The authors, four biologists and teachers, believe that we can face these dilemmas with hope.… Continue reading Redeeming Creation

Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community

In eight visionary or polemical essays, Berry sounds the themes of decentralization, renewal of community and ecological awareness that inform his previous books. Assailing the U.S. government”s role in the Persian Gulf War, the Kentucky poet/farmer/conservationist calls for the creation of a peace academy and urges Americans to “waste less, spend less, use less, want… Continue reading Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community

Saving God’s Green Earth

For hundreds of years, the church championed the beauty of God’s creation, demonstrating in many ways how it points to the Creator. However, over the last century, the evangelical church has let the value of caring for creation slip away. Author and pastor Tri Robinson makes a compelling case for the biblical mandate behind environmental… Continue reading Saving God’s Green Earth

Green, American Style

From soccer moms to CEOs, Americans of all stripes are finding their footing in the green movement. Are you curious about earth-friendly living but confused by the hype? Green, Amerian Style offers practical advice for saving money, getting healthy and protecting your future. You”ll discover how our families, our businesses and our communities can lead… Continue reading Green, American Style

Fast Food Nation

Schlosser”s incisive history of the development of American fast food indicts the industry for some shocking crimes against humanity, including systematically destroying the American diet and landscape, and undermining our values and our economy. The first part of the book details the postwar ascendance of fast food from Southern California, assessing the impact on people… Continue reading Fast Food Nation

Omnivore’s Dilemma

In this groundbreaking book, one of America’s most fascinating, original, and elegant writers turns his own omnivorous mind to the seemingly straightforward question of what we should have for dinner. To find out, Pollan follows each of the food chains that sustain us—industrial food, organic or alternative food, and food we forage ourselves—from the source… Continue reading Omnivore’s Dilemma

Deep Economy

In this powerful and provocative manifesto, Bill McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes, “more” is no longer synonymous with “better”—indeed, for many of us, they have become almost opposites. McKibben puts forward a new way to think… Continue reading Deep Economy

A Sand County Almanac

Published in 1949, shortly after the author”s death, A Sand County Almanac is a classic of nature writing, widely cited as one of the most influential nature books ever published. Writing from the vantage of his summer shack along the banks of the Wisconsin River, Leopold mixes essay, polemic, and memoir in his book”s pages.… Continue reading A Sand County Almanac

Wilderness World of John Muir

During John Muir”s extraordinary life as a conservationist, he traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is given… Continue reading Wilderness World of John Muir

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons-a personal narrative highlighting one year”s exploration on foot in the author”s own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to… Continue reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Care of Creation

Christians have God”s mandate to be good stewards of his creation, but it is a challenge to discover a wise and biblical perspective on issues of creation care, apart from the political rhetoric. Care of Creation offers a biblical foundation and practical guidance about how Christians can personally exercise responsible care of God”s good creation.… Continue reading Care of Creation

We All Live Downstream

We All Live Downstream is a multi-genre anthology of noted authors and young writers speaking out against mountaintop removal coal mining. There is the fifth-grader who vows to fight the destruction until he”s “laid in the ground,” the college student who recalls her shock and heartbreak at first seeing a mountaintop removal site, the best-selling… Continue reading We All Live Downstream

Thoreau's Legacy

This new anthology from the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics brings together established writers and fresh voices to inspire us with personal stories and reflections on global warming. Following in a uniquely American tradition of environmental writing begun by Henry David Thoreau and continued by great writers from Rachel Carson to E. O.… Continue reading Thoreau's Legacy

Holy Ground

Religions worldwide celebrate Earth’s abundance and sustenance, and call on humankind to give thanks, practice compassion, seek justice, and be mindful of future generations. Here, leaders from many faith traditions, along with writers who hold nature sacred, articulate the moral and spiritual imperative of stewardship and share personal stories of coming to understand humans’ unique… Continue reading Holy Ground

Zealous Love

“I Want to Help. But the World”s Problems Seem So Big. What Can One Person Do?” If you”re passionate about helping others—but aren”t sure where or how to focus your energy—Zealous Love offers information and ideas to help you integrate social justice into your life. The hope woven into every word of Zealous Love is… Continue reading Zealous Love