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The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book Is a Green Book

The Gospel According to the Earth Why the Good Book Is a Green Book Matthew Sleeth is a significant convert in the growing company of Christians who bring intelligence passion a biblically trained imagination and mature Christian witness to the care of creation Eug

  • Title: The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book Is a Green Book
  • Author: Matthew Sleeth
  • ISBN: 9780061730535
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Matthew Sleeth is a significant convert in the growing company of Christians who bring intelligence, passion, a biblically trained imagination, and mature Christian witness to the care of creation Eugene Peterson, Author of Living the Message Matthew Sleeth is a breath of fresh air In The Gospel According to the Earth, he retells the Bible s most familiar stories in Matthew Sleeth is a significant convert in the growing company of Christians who bring intelligence, passion, a biblically trained imagination, and mature Christian witness to the care of creation Eugene Peterson, Author of Living the Message Matthew Sleeth is a breath of fresh air In The Gospel According to the Earth, he retells the Bible s most familiar stories in ways that will stimulate your imagination, soften your heart, and challenge you to think deeply about caring for creation Jonathan Merritt, author of Green Like God From Dr Matthew Sleeth, the leading Christian voice for the green movement, comes a dynamic and surprising primer on all the Bible teaches on caring for the earth and an ideal companion volume to The Green Bible.

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    1. This book caught my eye on the library shelf, and I began it with contradictory thoughts: a desire to agree with the author as well as a bit of skepticism (that turned into a healthy skepticisim on the first page). However, I stuck with it for a few pages and quickly decided that Sleeth has a terrific argument. Natural conservatives are going to look at the title and be suspicious, but his philosophy lines up beautifully with a lot of what religious conservatives believe: i.e too much consumeris [...]

    2. I just read the introduction and already I'm loving this book. I don't often read two books at once; I like to finish one before I start another. I'm in the middle of reading the Buccaneers, but when my hubby gave me this book yesterday, I simply couldn't wait to tear into it. It combines two of my great passions; God's Word and the beautiful planet that He gave us. I will be surprised if I'm not finished with this book very soon.

    3. I quit reading after chapter 5. This sounded like a good book and had a decent beginning, but then turned out to be very overly dramatized and not really what I had expected it to be. The author's stories like how we should hang dries our clothes to save energy (because he and his family do) are not always applicable (ex: Texas humidity = mildewed clothes) and some of the information is totally inaccurate. I was initially annoyed with all of the personal stories. That's not what I wanted. Give m [...]

    4. Sleeth has a wonderful, gentle, interesting voice. His meditations are thoughtful and calmly inspiring. In this particular book he presents a fascinating understanding of environmentalism focused primarily through the lens of right/simple living. It is really quite a lovely book. That said, there is very little depth or substance to the book (although his point about the organic and earthy language of Jesus was very neat). A large part of the book consists of Sleeth retelling Bible stories in a [...]

    5. This book is a good introduction to the idea that Christians should be the ultimate environmentalists. Somehow this concept has been lost along the way. Why wouldn't the God who created the universe not want us to take care of it? But somehow being green has become associated with being liberal, on the fringe, or New Age-y. I'm not sure exactly what's gone wrong, but Sleeth uses Scripture to explain why we should care and why God wants us to care.Practical suggestions are at the end of each chap [...]

    6. This is a straightforward, practical book about caring for the earth and making lifestyle changes. Sleeth discovers sound advice from the BibleGenesis through Revelation-- relates that to our culture and everyday American life, and makes suggestions for change. The author is an ER doctor whose family has chosen an alternative lifestyle, living off the grid when possible. But his theology is sound and his suggestions doable.

    7. So far I'm not impressed. I do like the list of things you can do at the end of each chapter.Gave up reading after chapter 3. Not what I was hoping for.

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