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Writer and speaker Bianchi does what few evangelicals have the courage or social insight to accomplish, treading fearlessly into the minefields of discord between those Christians who go enthusiastically green in their habits and philosophical leanings, and those who do not. The author presents a compelling argument for prudently using (and not simply wasting) everything from water to electricity to foodstuffs. Bianchi shares her personal story of becoming a "green mama" with eloquence and gently calls others to do likewise, making small but significant choices as outward expression of faith, trust, and selflessness. The author also offers plenty of practical "Green Steps" and "Eco-Examen" questions in every chapter for daily application. Readers will not be guilt-tripped into accommodating Bianchi's ardent desire to save the planet, but will instead find themselves compelled to rethink their lifestyle with a more environmentally friendly eye. END

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Bianchi artfully blends a Christian outlook with a quest to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. While unabashedly focused on saving the world as part of God’s plan, she realizes it will take a lot of practical choices to accomplish that goal. So while she does credit her faith for much of her determination, she also notes that combating global warming so that the onslaught of the Mountain Pine Beetle will be halted is a worthy achievement anyone can appreciate. Bianchi doesn’t make suggestions about specific products so much as point out the connections between our choices and some very dire ramifications. “It’s all hooked up,” she writes, and then draws a line from fewer scallops on her plate to the increase in predatory cownose rays that are booming due to the overfishing of sharks. Bianchi avers that convenience must not be the choice of those truly committed to their faith, family, and environment. Hip, funny, and earnest without being preachy, Bianchi is an environmentally focused author. Fox News fans, among many others, will easily embrace. --Colleen Mondor
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310320364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310320364
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,600,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a great read! The author is humorous, down to earth and willing to share the best and worse of parenting moments. I think everyone can relate to something in this book. For someone like me that is new to the environmental movement, I believe that the book provides some practical, step-by-step ideas on how to begin to make changes. While each of us could do more to help the environment, the author honestly supplies some real life tactics, without making one feel guilty.

If you are looking for ways to make the earth a better place, this is a great book. The unique aspect of this book is the connection between environmentalism and Christianity. It is beautifully written and made me think about how preserving the earth is part of my faith and beliefs.

Also, this book really stuck with me. I actually removed a cardboard box from the trash can the other day and put it in the recycling pile. I am trying Tracey Bianchi! Thanks for a well-written book.
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Tracey Bianchi begins by admitting how far from green she was, leaving marinara and candy for the ants, broken branches, and toilet paper in her wake, a far cry from the Boy Scout motto of `leave no trace.` Tracey just as quickly tells how she became a green mama. Because she lives in a suburban area her book has a suburban flair; however many of her suggestions can be taken on by urban and rural households as well.
Tracey admits she owns a station wagon and only bikes for fun, her kids love fruit snacks with high fructose corn syrup and she highlights her hair. She is admittedly an average girl trying to make a difference in God's green earth.
It made me think, when Tracey stated that we are stealing from our children, and their children, when we drive gas-guzzling SUV's, and by taking more than our share of resources. I found myself highlighting ideas throughout the book; such as, on a hot summer day use a clean squirtable ketchup bottle to cool off with.
Tracey very eloquently reminds the reader that God created the world and would have us learn how to care for it. In order to help the reader become more eco-friendly Tracey has added what she calls "Green Steps" at the end of each chapter. These "Green Steps" are tips and ideas for your family to try. It's a way to decide what will work and what may not work for your family. I appreciate her honesty of what worked for her and what didn't.
Going green may seem like a difficult task, but as Tracey says, "Once you sniff out the scams and lock your loyalty into a few solid companies the green road is wide open, and getting what you need becomes easier.
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I read the book as a mama that was feelin' like I was pretty green. Whether it was inpsiring me to make more thoughtful purchases of coffee and chocolate, plant my veggie garden already, or to get rid of my kids plastic sippie cups, this book helped add to the list of ways to be more green. It goes deeper though. THe author does an amazing job of connecting us back to the reasons WHY to be green. It reminds us of our connection to one another from Chicago to California to Zambia and Haiti. How our choices and purchases can make a difference to each other and in a very larger and more importance sense, to God. In the most fundamental way, this book reminds me of how being Green is serving humanity, bringing hope, and honoring God.
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At BlogHer '12, Zondervan gave me a copy of Green Mama: The Guilt-Free Guide to Helping You and Your Kids Save the Planet to read and review.

If the title of this book scares you, or you're afraid it's fully of silly hippie drivel, rest assured that it's really not that bad. In fact, I actually enjoyed this book quite a bit and the ideas presented within it.

There are plenty of books, websites, and blogs dedicated to "going green" and living with less. Much to the chagrin of my mother, I do consider myself a bit of a hippie and a lot of a minimalist. My family tends to buy secondhand, I use essential oils for just about everything, and I recently learned to make my own laundry detergent. The biggest difference between this book and all the rest is that this book is specifically written for Christians who want to learn more about preserving the planet that God has given us.

I think that many Christians forget just how important taking care of our surroundings really is. In the last 60 years, our world has grown and blossomed and boomed, and we consume more now than we ever have in history. In my own experience with Christians, there seem to be two categories: the college know-it-all hippie Christian and the Christian who says, "God is in control so how I treat the environment doesn't really matter."

Last week, while picking up my son from AWANA at church, I turned off the bathroom light and was instantly chastised by a woman in the foyer. "Someone else might want to use the bathroom," she told me. "You need to leave the light on for others." While there was no one else in line for the restroom, nor was there anyone else in the restroom, I did as she asked and left the light on, all the while wondering "Is it really that difficult to flip a switch?
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