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For the Beauty of the Earth
A Christian Vision for Creation Care – second edition
by Steven Bouma-Prediger
Publisher:Baker Books imprint of Baker Pub. from Lion
Published:01 June 2010
Many books have been written in recent years about the need for action on the problem of climate change. Generally they are of limited help in answering the question of whether authentic Christian faith includes care for the earth. This very readable book provides a thorough evangelical treatment of the theology of creation care, arguing that care for the planet is integral to Christian discipleship.
The second edition has been revised and updated with details of the latest environmental research. The author introduces the concept of ecology. He then provides an abundance of evidence to support the claim that climate is changing. The claim that the Christian tradition of stewardship is the culprit is discussed and shown to be false. Bouma-Prediger shows that the Bible is not the problem but says a lot about what the future holds for the world and us along with it. He then sets out an evangelical theology of care for the earth and urges the need for people, especially Christians, to care for the planet.
Reviewer: Tony South (30/03/11)