“In a slim handbook, Barnes-Davies gives readers real world, practical tips and encouragement for putting their faith into action as responsible stewards of God’s creation. The clear and practical advice is a welcome addition to the increasing awareness among faith communities that environmental issues are religious, too.”
“Most mainline denominations have made strong public policy statements about climate change. Eco-justice theological and ethical writings also abound, persuading us to thoughtful action. This book offers an additional tool for your journey: a compilation of effective, concrete examples of how what we do will help change the world for good. Consider using this book as part of a spiritual discipline.”
—from the author’s introduction
What a timely offering! 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 global climate change: “Water,” “Energy,” “Transportation,” “Food and Agriculture,” “People,” “Other Species,” and “Wilderness and Land.” Each chapter begins with a statement on how the content relates to global warming, followed by seven action items ranging from individual efforts to activities that encourage the involvement of the congregational and wider communities.
Each action item covers just two pages and may offer practical suggestions, relevant facts and background material, success stories, additional sources of information and, when appropriate, scriptural references to help bridge the gap between what we believe and how we live. For added encouragement, a “Walking the Talk” section is included, featuring examples of ways a person or faith community has made a difference.
Beautifully illustrated, Rebecca Barnes-Davies’s book offers a lighthearted way to address global warming while teaching us to reshape our lives to honor rather than destroy God’s creation.
Paper - $14.95 - ISBN-13: 9780664233709 - 120 pages