Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Green Like God: Review & Giveaway
In GREEN LIKE GOD, Jonathan Merritt gently and insightfully observes that the bible has a lot to say about environmental problems like unclean water, material waste, over consumption, air pollution, and global warming. In fact, Jonathan writes that "in the book of Genesis, God went green and never looked back." Relying heavily on scripture, Jonathan gives the case for green living, but not because it's trendy and hip. Rather, it's part of living rightly as a believer. It's an act of obedience to our Creator-God.
GREEN LIKE GOD is at once practical, prescriptive, and conversational in tone. The author looks at a number of trends with tips to help the reader wade into the world of creation care living. An appendix includes suggestions of things we can do. In addition, the book includes interviews with everyday Christians to tell the story of the journey to environmental stewardship among people of faith.
This is the book that Christians are longing for and need today. Written for a new generation of Christians who are struggling with how to deal with the important issue of creation-care and green living, GREEN LIKE GOD is both highly relevant and theologically sound. It will have a profound impact on how Christians live and interact with the world today.
About The Author:
Jonathan Merritt is a faith and culture writer whose work appears regularly in national publications such as USA Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Relevant magazine. As a powerful Christian voice, he has appeared on ABC World News, NPR, and PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. Merritt holds a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, and currently lives outside Atlanta, GA. You can find out more about Jonathan at www.jonathanmerritt.com
I loved this book! It was a huge breath of fresh air, amongst all the hype about green living, global warming, etc. Instead of pushing any political agendas, Merritt says it plain and simple: as a Christian, its our duty to take care of the Earth God has given us. Instead of using science to convince the reader that we have to take care of the earth, he uses scripture (and a lot of it!) to teach us just what God commands when it comes to stewardship of the Earth and its resources. A wonderfully written, easy to read book that will keep your attention throughout its 175 pages. It is an inspiring book that every Christian should read!
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