A Christian's Guide to Planet Earth
Why It Matters and How to Care for It
by Betsy Painter
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Pub Date 05 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 14 Oct 2022
Thomas Nelson: GIFT, Zondervan
From conservation to protecting endangered species to sustainable living, A Christian's Guide to Planet Earth offers a faith-based framework for viewing our responsibility to the natural world as well as practical, biblical ways we can care for the magnificent creation around us.
Drawing on science and Scripture, this hope-filled and reader-friendly guide helps us navigate questions about caring for and respecting God's world. With a focus on real-life solutions, this book explores answers to questions such as:What does the Bible say about food shortages, forests, and pollution?How can we make ethical choices about what we eat and what we wear?Why is reducing our carbon footprint a way of loving others?What do animals tell us about God's design for the earth?What simple choices can we make to help recover God's beauty in creation?
Four-color infographics throughout highlight the inherent grandeur of the natural world, stirring our hearts to care about the wild and wondrous things God has made. Each chapter concludes with practical tips on how to become better stewards of the Earth, including how to support efforts that make a positive difference in the world.
A Christian's Guide to Planet Earth is ideal for:Anyone who wants to make a difference for the planet but doesn't know where to startReaders interested in how stewardship of the water, air, land, and gardens relates to serving God and our neighborBible studies and church small groupsHomeschooling families and networksAnyone who loves God's beauty in natureReaders with questions about how changes to our earth affect the planet and our lives
Equal parts philosophical and practical, this guide provides us a deeper understanding of God's love for His creation and the delightful, God-given privilege we have to enjoy it and care for it well.
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Where can a Christian turn for wisdom in today’s world full of misinformation? This author turns to the Bible, using real world examples, to give thoughtful and obedient Christians timely information about caring for the earth.
As the author points out in the oft-quoted passage John 3:16, “for God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.” The Greek word he used, kosmos, refers to the entire universe. This is one of the first scriptures I memorized and is meaningful.
Many other books on environmentalism are merely scientific—without spiritual insights. However, there are many ageless truths within this book that even an atheist can see as undeniable wisdom.
This book is full of God’s word, common sense, and easy to implement ideas, giving you a hand up to feel good about doing your part for His creation.
This is an excellent book for home schoolers or autodidacts (self learners) of any age. It is well-organized, well-written, well-researched, and comprehensive.
The carefully planned organization makes it easy to pick and choose pieces as needed. You can keep it on hand as a reference book for earth studies projects or read it from cover to cover for a class on the world we live in.
I’m grateful to the author, her publisher, and NetGalley for the chance to read this book and apply its principles.