Monday, December 14, 2009

A Climate For Change - Book Review and Giveaway!


About The Book:

Global warming: it's one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. And yet we've all found ourselves asking . . .

- It's freezing outside--where's global warming now?
- Climate is always changing--how do we know this isn't just a cycle?
- Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won't end that way?

For all the talk about climate change, there's still a great deal of debate about what it all means, especially among Christians. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE offers straightforward answers to these questions, without the spin. This book untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Authored by a climate scientist and a pastor, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE boldly explores the role our Christian faith can play in guiding our opinions on this important global issue.

About The Authors:

Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University and CEO of ATMOS Research, a scientific consulting company. She contributed her research to and served as Expert Reviewer for the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Katharine's work has been presented before the U.S. Congress, highlighted by state and federal agencies, and featured in over 200 newspapers and media outlets around the world.

Andrew Farley is the lead teaching pastor of Ecclesia (EcclesiaOnline.com) and co-hosts Real Life in Christ, a 30-minute program that airs every week on ABC-TV in the West Texas area. Andrew served as a professor at the University of Notre Dame for five years and is now a tenured professor at Texas Tech University. Andrew has coauthored three textbooks and more than a dozen journal articles. He is also the author of The Naked Gospel: The Truth You May Never Hear in Church.




My Review:

 I am the first to admit that I do not follow alot of the media  about climate change and global warming. Its not that I do not think its important, because I totally do. I just do not have an interest in all the political drama that comes along side of the talk about global warming, saving the earth, etc.

However, after reading A Climate For Change, I have begun to realize that I need to have at least a working knowledge about climate/weather change and how I, and people in general, can help the earth. This book gives me that knowledge. It is full of great information about the history of climate changes and how its affecting the earth as we know it today. I love that this book uses science, not politics, to teach the reader about whether global warming is truly happening. It is well written, and done so in an easy to read/understand format.

The main point made during the last part of the book is that doing something to fight global warming is "a step in the direction of caring for people" and simply put, the Bible tells us "we are to love one another". By loving one another we are going to, hopefully, take the necessary steps to keep the earth as healthy as possible for the people on it! As Christians we must respond to fighting global warming/climate change and this book will definitely help you understand why.

Check out the Climate For Change website here, for great resources and to purchase the book!


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****Thank you to Hachette Book Group for sending me a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review and for giving me the opportunity to host a giveaway.

13 comments:

  1. One thing I do to help the earth is compost and recycle everything that I possibly can.

    I am a follower of your blog.

    I subscribe via email.

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  2. I am a lover of this planet and I recycle, reuse and I conserve. I pride myself in eco-sustainability and I would love to read this book!

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  3. I follow your blog

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  4. You and I are Tweeples now too! @royaldixie

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  5. I recycle and upcycle :D i do not use water bottles and we use nature baby care diapers for our babies since they are 60% biodegradable WE ONLY buy organic fairtrade foods. I do NOT buy new we shop at the goodwill in reuse items no grocery bags we use canvas. We use organic bath products dental products and our toothbrushes are even made from recycle yogurt cups! :D As a mom and a christian i try to teach my 5 kids that one day this world will NOT be here and God expects them to take care of it while they are here...

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  6. The one thing we do to help is to garden sustainably and organically.

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  7. I use cloth bags to grocery shop!

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