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Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet
FaithWords / 2010 / Hardcover
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In Green Like God, Jonathan Merritt presents a biblical and theological case for green living. Merritt astutely points out that there are sizeable portions of Scripture that discuss environmental issues and can therefore speak to problems such as unclean water, material waste, over consumption, air pollution, and global warming. 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 highly relevant and will have a profound impact on how Christians take up God's call to care for His creation!
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.
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.
Imagine God recycling bottles and planting trees. In this book by faith and culture writer Merritt, God is honored as the ultimate environmentalist who restores and loves His own creation. Evangelical Christians are less supportive of environmental causes than other groups, a statistic that Merritt attributes to misinformation and politics that hamper understanding. Through a compilation of scripture, statistics, and his own anecdotes, Merritt explains that creation care is a shared moral obligationnot a political viewpoint or a film by Al Gore. The world is God's apologetic about Himself; it is the Christian's job to maintain its beauty and complexity. Merritt arms the reader with Bible verses commanding care for creation; resources and suggestions for green living are given in the appendixes. Himself a convert to the idea of God as green, Merritt is sure to appeal to the hearts of even the most polarized Christians. His guide could be turned into relevant sermon material and should be mandatory reading for churchgoers. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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