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Caring for Creation: The Evangelical's Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
Forget the confusing doom and gloom talk about climate change. You want to know the truth about what's happening, how it could affect your family and the world, and more important, if there are realistic ways to do something about it--even better, solutions that reflect your beliefs.
Connecting the dots between science and faith, pastor and influential evangelical leader Mitch Hescox and veteran meteorologist Paul Douglas show how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's creation. Tackling both personal and global issues, these trusted authors share ways to protect our families, as well as which action steps will help us wisely steward the resources God has given us.
This hopeful book offers a much-needed conservative, evangelical approach to a better way forward--one that improves our health, cleans up our communities, and leaves our kids a better world.
"In Caring for Creation, Mitch Hescox and Paul Douglas present compelling evidence, grapple with indispensable theology, and propose crucial solutions regarding one of the most urgent crises of our day. As people of faith, we can lead a global conversation toward action--action that will save millions of lives and bear witness to a creative and loving God who cares about all people."--Stephan Bauman, former president, World Relief
"Evangelicals defend our belief that God created the world, yet we sometimes fail to conserve it. Caring for Creation presents a compelling case for a clean energy revolution that will protect future generations from the ravages of climate change. A must-read for any Christian seeking to be consistently pro-life."--Galen Carey, vice president of government relations, National Association of Evangelicals
"It was characteristic of biblical prophets that they sounded clear warnings about the realities of the present and impending consequences. But they also called for radical, practical change and they never lost the anchor of hope in God. This book is prophetic for our generation in all three ways: realism, practicality, and biblical hope."--Rev. Dr. Chris Wright, author, The Mission of God; international ministries director, Langham Partnership
"The cross is much more powerful than any of us can imagine. There God reconciled to himself all things, restoring us and creation itself to a right relationship with him. Mitch Hescox and Paul Douglas write of this marvelous purchase and the amazing role God has given us to tend the bit of Eden that's left. I know from wonderful times spent with both of them that their words reflect their hearts and their life's work. The calling they describe here is a calling worth fulfillment."--Bob Inglis, former U.S. Representative, South Carolina; director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
"Caring for Creation can be a catalyst in bringing about conversations from all sides of the Creation Care debate. It presents the scientific data in terms that are easily understood, coupled with real-life stories of the results of climate change. This is a call to the church. Include it in your discipleship journey, not just for information but for action."--Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent emerita, The Wesleyan Church --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Mitch Hescox leads the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), the largest evangelical group dedicated to creation care (www.creationcare.org). He has testified before Congress, spoken at the White House, and is quoted frequently in national press. Prior to EEN, he pastored a church for 18 years and worked in the coal industry. Mitch and his wife live in Pennsylvania. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01M0RC2FK
- Publisher : Bethany House Publishers (October 4, 2016)
- Publication date : October 4, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 4098 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 194 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 0764218654
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,136,001 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Until I read this book I thought that Evangelical Christians were almost universally opposed to science and believed that climate change was a liberal hoax. Caring for Creation has dramatically changed my mind.
This is a book that everyone should read, regardless of their views on climate change, religion, politics, and science. Paul Douglas (my favorite meteorologist) and co-writer Mitch Hescox present a very persuasive argument why Evangelical Christians should take climate change seriously and act. Caring for Creation provides ample scientific evidence that climate change is real and now. It also provides unambiguous support for action using the Scriptures. In addition, Paul and Mitch layout solid conservative, free market, reasons why taking care of our environment and climate makes perfect sense monetarily. It also makes sense in promoting individual freedom and responsibility.
Because the authors are Evangelical Christians they are able to speak directly to other evangelicals in words that resonate with their beliefs. For this reason alone Caring for Creation is a must read for liberals and folks of other beliefs. It is both factually accurate and provides insight into the minds of segment of American culture that many don't understand.
For Evangelical Christians, Caring for Creation is a clarion call to action. How can we continue to desecrate God's creation? In doing so humanity dishonors God by being bad stewards of the riches that He has given us to look after.
Lastly, being a liberal makes me sensitive to negative stereotypes and misinterpretations of what we stand for. There are a few comments in the book that I take exception with. Yet even here it is enlightening to see what misconceptions they have about liberals just as our misconceptions about them. I believe that Caring for Creation is also a great start to reclaiming civility in our national dialogue.
In case you missed it; caring for Creation is a must read!! Do yourself a favor.
“Jesus’ greatest command is “Love each other as I have loved you.”9 His love means for us to stop worrying about who gets into heaven and start building the kingdom of God on earth. Heaven is the icing on the spiritual journey, not the first priority. People struggling to live and breathe today are the priority.”
Reference Matthew 22:34-40 for What Jesus says is the greatest command. As someone who believes in the integrity of the Bible, I cannot recommend this book. The issue of good stewardship of the earth is important, but not as important as the truth of God’s word.
(1/3rd into the book)
I was excited to read a book about caring for creation- but the authors are constantly defensive and argumentative rather than informative. Saying things like, “I can almost hear the skeptical chuckles by some far-right pundit on television” and “ Congressman John Shimkus (a Republican from Illinois) proceeded to lecture me with Scripture after Scripture.” Coming from the perspective that climate change is happening and wanting to better care for God’s creation (not needing to be convinced) I am disappointed. I am 25% in and really do not want to finish the book because I thought perhaps they would give insight on caring for creation, but as yet, It seems they are more interested in fighting with those who aren’t taking this seriously. Perhaps some people change their minds from a bettering argument, but I have strong doubts they will reach any goals on that front from their book. I fear this book will cause more people to be turned off to wanting to talk about it then inspiring anyone to change. Very sad. I hope they revise it and take out all the argumentative language and defensiveness that will turn many people off to this very important issue.