Earth


By George Nakashima On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence. In this lavishly illustrated volume, George Nakashima allows us in intimate look at his artistry,...

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By Michael Abbate   Before the snake, the apple, and the Ten Commandments, God created a garden… “Spiritual environmentalism” did not start out as an oxymoron – it was an invitation. Yet today, many believe God’s first job description for humankind has been replaced by other “worthier pursuits”. Why has this simple instruction become so controversial? How does one sort through all the mixed messages? Is changing our lives to save the...

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By Rebekah Simon-Peter What the Bible says about taking care of the earth. “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” —Genesis 1:31 What the Bible says about taking care of the earth. From extreme weather events to oil spills to climate change, Planet Earth is in the news. What does this mean for Christians and how does it impact the life of faith? Green Church answers these questions in ways both hopeful and...

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By Fletcher Harper God is calling us to live differently. The challenges we face are imminent. GreenFaith provides vision, inspiration, and practical tools to help you build your faith while inhabiting a creation that is at risk. With honesty and candor, Fletcher Harper shows that it takes belief and practice, science and faith to sustain us and our planet. The book gives concrete examples and tips that will help people of faith and...

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By Emma Sleeth   When God created the world, things were as they should be – trees and flowers everywhere, plenty of food, and clean, perfect air. But when you look out your window today, the picture is far from what God intended in the garden of Eden – landfills are overflowing, trees and flowers are dying, and people are going hungry. In short, this world is crowded, polluted, and headed for trouble. But it’s not hopeless. When Emma...

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By Tri Robinson The Creator has called us to care for life, His creation. Unfortunately, many evangelical Christians have decided that value has too much political baggage attached to it and have forsaken caring for God’s creation. In this book, pastor and author Tri Robinson clearly shows the biblical mandate for environmental stewardship – and how doing so will change the world around us. (Product description) Available at The...

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By Rita Nakashima Brock & Rebecca Ann Parker   A book that restores the idea of Paradise to its rightful place at the center of Christian thought. One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2008. During their first millennium, Christians filled their sanctuaries with images of Christ as a living presence-as a shepherd, teacher, healer, or an enthroned god. He is serene and surrounded by lush scenes, depictions of this world as...

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By David John Atkinson This important and timely study provides a much needed theological framework for considering and responding to the challenges of climate change. In a highly readable and clear style, it explores the spiritual questions being opened up by this issue: questions about human life and destiny, about our relationship to the planet and to each other, about altruism and selfishness, about the place of technology, about...

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By Sam Hamilton-Poore Do something for the environment — pray for the earth. The icecaps are melting. The air we breathe and the water we drink are polluted. Forests are being cleared of oxygen-making trees and ecosystem-integral wildlife. Our daily lives impact our earth — mostly leaving negative footprints. The environmental challenges we face are real and almost out of control. We’re free to enjoy the earth’s bounty and beauty,...

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By John Philip Newell Morning and evening prayers for the peace of the whole world. For each morning and evening of the week, John Philip Newell provides strikingly beautiful and profound prayers that call us to be the people Jesus named blessed: “those who know their need,” “those who weep,” “the humble,” “those who hunger for earth’s oneness,” “the forgiving,”...

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By Thomas Berry “[This book] may be the best guide yet to the work of Thomas Berry. It is as though these essays embody the bonding force he calls the Great Compassionate Curve of the universe.”—Catherine Keller “A highly readable gem.”—Catholic Library World “Inspiring, often lyrical.”—St. Anthony Messenger Like no other religious thinker, Thomas Berry has been a prophetic voice regarding...

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By Rebecca Barnes This guide outlines fifty ways in which you, your congregation, and your local community can help fight global warming and enjoy participation in a vital part of Christian discipleship. 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth makes a clear connection, in a practical and unintimidating way, between stewardship of the earth and living one’s faith. This easy-to-follow book consists of seven chapters on topics related to...

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By Patricia K. Tull   In this thoughtful study, respected Old Testament scholar Patricia K. Tull explores the Scriptures for guidance on today’s ecological crisis. Tull looks to the Bible for what it can tell us about our relationships, not just to the earth itself, but also to plant and animal life, to each other, to descendants who will inherit the planet from us, and to our Creator. She offers candid discussions on many...

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By Mallory McDuff   Stories from across North America of contemporary church leaders, parishioners and religious activists who are working to define a new environmental movement, where honoring the Creator means protecting the planet. Sacred Acts documents the diverse actions taken by churches to address climate change through stewardship, advocacy, spirituality and justice. Contributions from leading Christian voices such as Norman...

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By Steven Bouma-Prediger “An important book. Steven Bouma-Prediger combines theological depth with ecological savvy to issue a profound call to environmental discipleship.”—Richard J. Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary There is an ever-increasing interest among Christians in caring for the environment. In the second edition of his highly acclaimed book, Steven Bouma-Prediger provides the most thorough evangelical treatment...

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Edited by Ernst M. Conradie, Sigurd Bergmann, Celia Deane-Drummond, & Denis Edwards Christianity has often been accused for being complicit in ecological destruction. In response, Christian ecotheology offers both a Christian critique of environmental destruction and an ecological critique of Christianity. It thus encourages an ecological reformation of the Christian tradition for the sake of the whole earth. This volume focuses...

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By Larry L. Rasmussen Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards. Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species extinction; the destruction of entire ecosystems; the urgent need for a more just economic-political order-is pushing human civilization to a radical turning point: change or perish. But precisely how to change remains an open question. In Earth-Honoring Faith, Larry Rasmussen...

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Edited by Denis Edwards   The damage human beings are doing to the atmosphere, the seas, the rivers, the land, and the life- forms of the planet is extreme and deadly. It constitutes a crisis that demands all of humanity’s wisdom, ingenuity, and commitment. The whole human community needs to be involved in the response to this crisis—young and old, women and men, farmers, politicians, gardeners, teachers, planners, scientists,...

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By Joe Rigney (Foreword by John Piper)   The world is full of good things. Ice-cold lemonade. The laughter of children. College football. Scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. But what happens to these earthly pleasures when Jesus shows up? Do the things of earth grow strangely dim? Or does he shine in all that’s fair? In this book, Joe Rigney offers a breath of fresh air to Christians who are burdened by false standards, impossible...

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50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Church Can Make a Difference By Rebecca Barnes This guide outlines fifty ways in which you, your congregation, and your local community can help fight global warming and enjoy participation in a vital part of Christian discipleship. 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth makes a clear connection, in a practical ...A New Harmony By John Philip Newell   A New Harmony is a more holistic and...

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By Mark I. Wallace   We live in an age of vast and rapid destruction of habitats and species. Yet Christianity holds great potential for healing this situation. Indeed, the Bible and Christian tradition are a treasure trove of rich images and stories about God as an “earthen” being who sustains the natural world with compassion and thereby models for humankind environmentally healthy ways of being. Mark Wallace’s...

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By Willis Jenkins   Christianity struggles to show how living on Earth matters for living with God. While people of faith increasingly seek practical ways to respond to the environmental crisis, theology has had difficulty contextualizing the crisis and interpreting the responses. In Ecologies of Grace, Willis Jenkins presents a field-shaping introduction to Christian environmental ethics that offers resources for renewing theology....

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By John Philip Newell   A New Harmony is a more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith. In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward...

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By John & Mark Sandford John and Mark Sandford introduce ancient Biblical perspectives to properly relate to animals, plants, and the Earth itself. Corporate mental strongholds must be corrected in repentance in order to heal the land from mankind’s sin. In Healing the Earth. . . a time for change, John and Mark Sandford introduce ancient Biblical perspectives for properly relating to nature and healing the land. The land itself...

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