Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Reading Recommendations for Spring and Summer
Caring for God's Creation is an important part of our Spiritual Life. But sometimes it's hard to know where to start or what to do next. This Spring & Summer we recommend several books that will help you grow in your understanding of Creation Care and also give you practical steps and activities to become a better steward of God's natural resources.
Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action by Dr. Matthew Sleeth
Rev. Jonathan Brake has found this to be one of the best books for applying personal responsibility, simplicity, and stewardship to environmental life changes and a how-to guide for making these changes. You will gain deeper understanding and encouragement for living out your faith by caring for creation.
Go Green, Save Green: A Simple guide to Saving Time, Money, and God's Green Earth by Nancy Sleeth
As the Sleeth Family changed their way of living, Nancy discovered that it isn't too expensive, too time consuming, or too hard to go green. Filled with thousands of simple, easy-to-implement time- and money-saving tips for greening up your home, car, yard, workplace, neighborhood, and beyond, Go Green, Save Green will help you put your faith into action and start saving--from day one!
The Green Bible: Understand the Bible's Powerful Message for the Earth
This NRSV version of scripture highlights all references of God's care for the earth in green letters. Enjoy inspirational essays by scholars and leaders such as N.T. Wright, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Brian McLaren. For further study, check out the green topical index and "The Green Bible Trail Guide." (Dr. Mark Ralls has and uses The Green Bible!)
The Green Bible Devotional: A Book of Daily Readings by Carla Barnhill
From the first verse in Genesis to the final passages in Revelation, the Bible carries a powerful message for the earth. It is a message of hope, renewal, restoration, and redemption. It is a message of God working through and in creation. Enjoy over sixty daily readings, guided meditations, and prayers as you reflect on the timely concerns facing our planet today: responsible use of the land, clean water, fresh air, protection for animals, health for all of humanity, and our responsibility as caretakers of creation.
These items and more can be previewed and purchased in Glad Tidings Books & Gifts (where all proceeds go back into the ministries of Centenary).