"In this fine work, the reader will encounter many helpful stories, questions, and suggestions from which to draw inspiration and encouragement. I believe that anyone interacting with this resource, whether Christians long dedicated to ecological justice or those just beginning to ask about the connections between faith and the environment, will go away with new ideas, rejuvenated spirit, and a willingness to try something new." --Rebecca Barnes, Associate for Environmental Ministries, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and author of "50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Church Can Make a Difference"
"Here's a book that is right on target. Patricia Tull finds that rare balance between Bible study, personal reflection, ethical insight, and social commentary that will move readers to action. For those who think that the church should stay out of the 'politics' of climate change and creation care, this book is the perfect gift." --William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary
In this thoughtful study, respected Old Testament scholar Patricia K. Tull explores the Scriptures for guidance on today's ecological crisis. Tull looks to the Bible for what it can tell us about our relationships, not just to the earth itself, but also to plant and animal life, to each other, to descendants who will inherit the planet from us, and to our Creator. She offers candid discussions on many current ecological problems that humans contribute to, such as the overuse of energy resources like gas and electricity, consumerism, food production systems--including land use and factory farming--and toxic waste. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions and a practical exercise, making it ideal for both group and individual study. This important book provides a biblical basis for thinking about our world differently and prompts us to consider changing our own actions. Visit inhabitingeden.org for links to additional resources and information.