Resources

Short List of Recommended Resources

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  • National Academy of Sciences: America’s authoritative science academy – created by Abraham Lincoln – answers common questions about the science of climate change.
  • Loving the Least of These:  The National Association of Evangelicals brings together two dozen Bible scholars, professors and evangelical leaders to examine the relationship between the changing environment and poverty. Downloadable booklet.
  • CreationCare.org: Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) educates, inspires, and mobilizes Christians in their effort to care for God’s creation, to be faithful stewards, and to advocate for actions that honor God and protect the environment.
  • Lausanne Call to Action: Creation Care is a gospel issue within the lordship of Christ.  Love for God, our neighbors and the wider creation, as well as our passion for justice, compel us to urgent and prophetic ecological responsibility.

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Online Sources:

  • frogCreationCare.org: Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) educates, inspires, and mobilizes Christians in their effort to care for God’s creation, to be faithful stewards, and to advocate for actions that honor God and protect the environment.
  • National Academy of Sciences: America’s authoritative science academy – created by Abraham Lincoln – answers common questions about the science of climate change.
  • Young Evangelicals for Climate Action:  Taking action to overcome the climate crisis as part of Christian discipleship by mobilizing young people to act and advocate together; influencing senior evangelical leaders to support climate action; and holding political leaders accountable.
  •  CO2 Now: Publishes global climate data and works to advance CO2 literacy to address humanity’s main environmental crises: global warming, climate change and ocean acidification.
  • Creation Care Bible Study:  Eight-week study providing grounding in the gospel’s foundation for creation care.
  • HuffPost Green:  With the Washington Post and New York Times shuttering their environmental departments, Huffington Post inherits the mantle of green news leadership.
  • A Rocha: An international Christian organization which, inspired by God’s love, engages in scientific research, environmental education and community-based conservation projects.
  • Care of Creation: Pursuing a God-centered response to environmental challenges that brings glory to the Creator, advances the cause of Christ, and leads to a transformation of the people and the land that sustains them.
  • NASA Global Climate Change: With more than a dozen earth-science spacecraft, NASA researches solar activity, sea level rise, the temperature of the atmosphere and the oceans, the state of the ozone layer, air pollution, and changes in sea ice and land ice.
  • Environmental Stewardship Report: Christian Reformed Church’s comprehensive statement on the climate crisis and the gospel’s call to action.
  • Woods Hole Observatory Climate Change Primer:  Excellent science background on the greenhouse effect, climate change, human impacts and consequences.
  • Blessed Earth: Educational nonprofit inspires and equips people of faith to become better stewards of the earth.
  • Climate Progress: News blog covers climate science, solutions and politics. Time magazine named it one of the 25 “Best Blogs of 2010.”
  • Lausanne Call to Action: The “United Nations of global Christianity” affirms creation care as a core gospel issue.  Love for God, our neighbors and the wider creation, as well as our passion for justice, compel believers to urgent and prophetic ecological responsibility.
  • NOAA Climate Watch: Most authoritative U.S. experts on climate research and data; good science in highly readable form.
  • Loving the Least of These:  The National Association of Evangelicals brings together two dozen Bible scholars, professors and evangelical leaders to examine the relationship between the changing environment and poverty. Downloadable booklet.
  • Skeptical Science: What is causing global warming is a purely scientific question. Skeptical Science removes the politics from the debate by concentrating solely on the science.
  • Texas Climate News: Online magazine about climate change and sustainability. With strong base of Texas climate researchers, TCN discusses climate developments affecting the Southwest and beyond.
  • DeSmogBlog: Accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns.
  • 350.org:  Scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 396 parts per million to below 350 ppm. Grassroots climate movement.
  • FAO World Food Situation: FAO creates and shares critical information about global food cost, agriculture and natural resources. Vital to understanding world hunger.
  • U.S.  Drought Monitor: Synthesis of multiple drought indices and impacts that represents a consensus of federal and academic scientists.
  • EcoWatch.com :  A cutting-edge news service promoting the work of more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations and activists worldwide, and showcasing the insights of world-renowned environmental leaders.

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Books

The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects…
by John Stott
$9.35
What is a life of radical discipleship? At root, it means we let Jesus set the agenda of our lives. We aren’t selective.
A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts …
by Katharine Hayhoe
This engaging book has everything you need to understand the climate change debate: facts, answers, stories, and of course Scripture.
Global Warming and the Risen LORD: Christian Discipleship…
by Jim Ball
$16.50
Global Warming and the Risen LORD moves beyond the old debates about climate change to a new conversation focusing on opportunities…
Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s…
by Mallory McDuff
$12.48This book covers stories from across North America … where honoring the Creator means protecting the planet.
Salvation Means Creation Healed: The Ecology of Sin and Grace
by Howard A. Snyder
$24.40
The Bible promises the renewal of all creation–a new heaven and earth–based on the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection…
Between Heaven and Earth: Christian Perspectives on Enviro…
by Fred Van Dyke
$44.95
There are many books on Christian environmental ethics, but none provides a clear and thorough analysis of the history of the …
Earth-Wise: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues
by Calvin B. Dewitt
$2.61
A study guide for churches and discussion groups, with suggestions for discussion leaders.
Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation
by Ben Lowe
$11.70
Green Revolution is an invitation, not just to believe that another world is possible, but to begin enacting it now
Green Mama: The Guilt-Free Guide to Helping You and…
by Tracey Bianchi
$5.20
A fearless trek into the minefields of discord between those Christians who go enthusiastically green in their habits and philosophical leanings, and those who do not.
Under the Bright Wings
by Peter Harris
$14.78
Under the Bright Wings tells the story of Peter and Miranda Harris and how they founded A Rocha in the Algarve, Portugal…
For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision…
by Steven Bouma-Prediger
$16.18
This award-winning book provides the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.
24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life
by Matthew Sleeth
$10.39
Sabbath is about restraint, about intentionally not doing everything all the time just because we can. Setting aside a day of rest helps us reconnect…
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change
by Elizabeth Kolbert
$11.17Fascinating journalistic tour through melting Arctic tundra, rising seas in Europe, receding mountain glaciers and the collapse of ancient civilizations.
The Two-mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate…by Richard B. Alley
$21.75Fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ices from cores drilled in Greenland.
The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and…
by Tim Flannery
$10.74A riveting history of how climate change has shaped our planet, with an action plan how we can reduce deadly CO2 emissions.
Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earthby Alanna Mitchell
$12.59Detailed look at the planetary environmental crisis through the lens of the global ocean.
When the Rivers Run Dry: Water, the Defining Crisis…by Fred Pearce. Beacon, 2006.
$10.76A gripping examination of the world water crisis in more than 30 countries and the wreckage of human activity upon our lifeblood.
The Rising Seaby Orrin Pilkey
$17.12America’s premier coastal scientist warns that sea-level rise isn’t a distant fear: it’s happening right now. Pilkey offers sensible policy responses.
True North: Christ, the Gospel, and Creation Care
by Mark Liederbach
$15.59
Because the Bible describes the second person of the Trinity as the key agent in creation, redemption, and the restoration of …
Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship …
by Scott C. Sabin
$13.50
This is a highly personal approach to educating and inspiring today’s evangelical church to think biblically, locally, and int…
The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of … Mission
by Christopher J. H. Wright
$15.04
Wright shows how God’s big-picture plan directs the purpose of God’s people, the church.
Kingfisher’s Fire: A Story of Hope for God’s Earth
by Peter Harris
$12.99
In Kingfisher’s Fire, Peter Harris, Founder and President of A Rocha, describes the story of the remarkable growth of A Rocha …
Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation
by Edward R. Brown
$15.00
Edward Brown offers a biblical framework for creation care as well as practical steps that ordinary Christians can take.
Keeping God’s Earth: The Global Environment in Biblical…
IVP Academic
$19.00
Diversity of life. Water resources. Global climate change. Cities and global environmental issues … What exactly are our environmental obligations?
Saving God’s Green Earth
by Tri Robinson
$12.95
A compelling case for the biblical mandate behind environmental stewardship and shows the church what it can do about this eroding value.
Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower… Life
by Nancy Sleeth
$10.19
Something is wrong—terribly wrong—about the way we spend our time. We Tweet while we work, text while we drive, and basically …
Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action
by Matthew Sleeth M.D.
$10.12
A great read on how individual Christians and their families can respond to God’s call for environmental stewardship.
Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving …
by Nancy Sleeth
$9.34
Many people want to “go green” but put it off because they believe it’s too time consuming and too expensive. Not so!
It’s Easy Being Green: A Guide to Serving God and …
by Emma Sleeth
$9.69
Help make the world a greener place! Join author Emma Sleeth as she explores the theology behind creation care and suggests p…
Between God & Green: How Evangelicals … Middle Ground
by Katharine K. Wilkinson
$23.63
Contrary to popular expectations, faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening to address climate change. Perhaps none is more significant than evangelicals.
Creation Care: Keepers of the Earth (Living Stewardship)
by Luke Gascho
$12.00
How can Christians put their faith into practice on issues like air and water quality, energy use, and the climate? Designed for small group study.
Redeeming Creation: The Biblical Basis for Env. Stewardship
by Fred H. Van Dyke
$17.46
“Preeeeep.” The sound of the peepers, tiny frogs an inch or two long, penetrated the dusk. Beneath the jack pines at the edge …
Cherishing the Earth: How to Care for God’s Creation
by Martin J. Hodson
$6.00
Drawing on stories of people who have found positive ways to respond to the state of the earth, Martin and Margot Hodson show…
The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community…
by Richard Bauckham
$19.66
With his characteristic rigor and perceptiveness, Richard Bauckham embarks on a Biblical investigation into the human-creation relationship.
Hope for Creation Guidebook: Part One
by Matthew Sleeth M.D.
$4.00
‘Following Jesus is good for the planet. Or should be, at least. Solidly biblical, two-part film series.
Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for the Creation
By Lyndsay Mosleley$11.66Creation-care essays and sermons from Christian leaders like Pope Benedict XVI, Rev. Joel Hunter, Patriarch Bartholomew and Wendell Berry. Islamic, Jewish and other leaders add global faith voices.
Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with…
by Fred Bahnson
$9.50
God is reconciling all things in heaven and on earth. We are alienated not only from one another, but also from the land that sustains us…
EAARTH: Making a Life on a Tough New Planetby Bill McKibbon
$9.60
Our old familiar globe is suddenly melting, drying, acidifying, flooding and burning in ways no human has ever seen.
With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points…by Fred Pearce
$10.20
Nature is strong, and packs a serious counterpunch. Global warming will very probably unleash unstoppable planetary forces.
Green, American Style: Becoming Earth-Friendly & Reaping…
by Anna M. Clark
$6.00
This book explores the green movement from the diverse perspectives of business, faith, and lifestyle, recognizing the economic, physical, and spiritual benefits of sustainable living.
Song of a Scientist: The Harmony of a God-Soaked Creation
by Calvin B DeWitt
$12.47
Leading scientist DeWitt probes the twin books of God’s Word and God’s world, nudging us toward grateful stewardship and praise.
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview
by Albert M. Wolters
$8.56
Concise proposal for transcending the false dichotomy between sacred and secular. Wolters argues that Christians are called to participate in Christ’s redemption of all creation.

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