South End United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 29, 2020
5042 Edmondson Pike Nashville 37211

Creation Care: Book Resources


The following books are personally recommended by the Nashville District Creation Care Ministry, other Creation Care Ministries and/or listed on The Creation Care Store on
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Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action
-J. Matthew Sleeth, M.D.
"This is a well-written personal testimony of a doctor's change of his lifestyle  to live more in harmony with creation. It is written from the personal perspective of evangelical Christianity, but in a way that is accessible for people of various faith traditions. In the book he challenges certain evangelical assumptions about God and humanity's relation to creation, insisting that the Biblical mandate is to be good stewards of a good gift. He also writes powerfully about the impact of environmental degradation on the poor. Additionally, he writes about lifestyle changes that he, his wife and his two children have made. I highly recommend this book."
-Paul Slentz, Pastor, 61st Avenue United Methodist Church of Nashville, TN
The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling
-John Scott
A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions
-Katharine Hayhoe, Andrew Farley
"This engaging book has everything you need to understand the climate change debate: facts, answers, stories and of course Scripture. It will inform the merely curious or answer the skeptic or equip the person who wants to fix the problem. I loved it!"
-Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Sr. Pastor, Northland: A Church Distributed of Orlando, FL
Global Warming and the Risen LORD: Christian Discipleship and Climate Change
-Jim here
Sacred Acts: How Churches Are Working to Protect Earth's Climate
-Mallory McDuff
Pollution and the Death of Man
-Francis A. Schaeffer, Udo W. Middlemann
Between Heaven and Earth: Christian Perspectives on Environmental Protection
-Fred Van Dyke
A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars
-Jonathan Merritt
How God Became King: The Forgotten Stories of the Gospels
-N.T. Wright
Earth-Wise: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues (Issues in Christian Living), 2nd ed.
-Calvin B. Dewitt
Under the Bright Wings
-Peter Harris
For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care (Engaging Culture)
-Steven Bouma-Prediger
24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life
-Matthew Sleeth
Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation
-Ben Lowe
Salvation Means Creation Healed: The Ecology of Sin and Grace: Overcoming the Divorce Between Earth and Heaven
-Howard A. Snyder
True North: Christ, the Gospel and Creation Care
-Mark Liederbach, Seth Bible
Through the Bible, Through the Year: Daily Reflections from Genesis to Revelation
-John Stott
Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art
-Abraham Kuyper
Green Mama: The Guilt-Free Guide to Helping You and Your Kids Save the Planet
-Tracey Bianchi
The Next Christians: Seven Ways You Can Live the Gospel and Restore the World
-Gabe Lyons
Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God's People
-Scott C. Sabin
The Mission of God's People: A Biblical Theology of the Church's Mission (Biblical Theology for Life)
-Christopher J. H. Wright
Kingfisher's Fire: A Story of Hope for God's Earth
-Peter Harris
Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation
-Edward R. Brown
Saving God's Green Earth
-Tri Robinson, Jason Chatraw
Almost Amish: One Women's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life
-Nancy Sleeth
Go Green, Save Green: A Simple Guide to Saving Time, Money and God's Green Earth
-Nancy Sleeth
It's Easy Being Green, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Guide to Serving God and Saving the Planet
-Emma Sleeth
Green Like God: Unlocking the Divine Plan for our Planet
-Jonathan Merritt
"In this debut book, Merritt brings together biblical integrity, Christian humility and social sensitivity in a call to care for everything and everyone that God loves, Love God and cherish his world."
-David Neff, Editor In Chief, Christianity Today, 2009
An Inconvenient Purpose: Linking Godly Stewardship and Alternative Energy
-Richard Gassaway
Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage
-Dianne D. Glave
Gardening Eden: How Creation Care Will Change Your Faith, Your Life and Our World
-Michael Abbate
Creation Care: Keepers of the Earth (Livingstewardship)
-Luke Gascho
Redeeming Creation: The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship
-Fred H. Van Dyke, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon, Raymond H. Brand
Cherishing the Earth: How to Care for God's Creation
-Martin J. Hodson, Margot R. Hodson
Romans (N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides)
-N. T. Wright
For all the Saints: Evangelical Theology and Christian Spirituality
-Timothy George, Alister McGrath
Hope for Creation Guidebook: Part One (Blessed Earth)
-Matthew Sleeth, M.D.
Hope for Humanity Guidebook: Part Two (Blessed Earth)
-Matthew Sleeth, M.D.
Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living
-Nick Spencer, Robert White, Virgina Vroblesky
Keeping God's Earth: The Global Environment in Biblical Perspective
-IVP Academic
Green, American Style: Becoming Earth-Friendly and Reaping the Benefits
-Anna M. Clark
Song of a Scientist: The Harmony of a God-Soaked Creation
-Calvin B. DeWitt
Creation Regained: Biblical Basis for a Reformational Worldview
-Albert M. Wolters
The Mark of the Christian (IVP Classics)
-Francis A. Schaeffer
Letter to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals
-IVP Books
Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change
-Katharine K. Wilkinson
The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (Sarum Theological Lectures)
-Richard Baukham
Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation (Resources for Reconciliation)
-Fred Bahnson, Norma Wirzba