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Green Like God : Unlocking the Divine Plan for Our Planet
Author: Jonathan Merritt
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 audio book includes interviews with everyday Christians to tell the story of the journey to environmental stewardship among people of faith. This is the audio 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.
"Merritt's authenticity when he calls himself a "recovering anti-environmentalist" is believable. He speaks with warmth about God, calling Him "green," and he believes that God speaks through nature. He cites statistics and scripture and uses personal anecdotes with dramatic intensity to illustrate how the term "green" has become corrupted and misunderstood. His discourse is rooted in the Bible, not the concept of climate change espoused by Al Gore and others, which he says is divisive. With an energetic narration he convinces listeners that God calls them to understand their appointed, moral role as caretakers of the earth. Included are suggestions and resources for how to go green. Merritt's faith-driven ideas, cutting-edge theme, and compelling delivery are convincing."
G.D.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 20100406
Subject: REL012110-RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues,
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.