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Saving Planet Earth
by Colin A Russell
This book, we are told, is for busy, ordinary people. From someone used to writing academic books, this book is very readable and amidst the serious business of this subject there is frequent humour. In the first chapter, Colin Russell grabs our attention by tackling the four main reasons that people use to avoid the subject: It’s depressing, difficult, demeaning or even dangerous. The book then covers the main issues that Christians should be mindful of – earth is our God-given home, it has become polluted and ravaged and climate change is a fact that won’t go away. Dealing systematically and clearly with the facts, and opposition to them, we are left in no doubt about the seriousness of the problem and the book then develops into a well-structured presentation of the need for Christians to respond to the matter. There is a useful appendix recording the Evangelical Declaration on the Care of Creation. This is a timely book and I thoroughly recommend it.
Reviewer: Paddy Beresford (17/04/08)