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"God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good."
—Genesis 1:31

As an emergency room doctor, Matthew Sleeth saw a disturbing increase in asthma, autoimmune diseases, cancers, and other environmentally related health issues. Although he considered himself an environmentalist, he lacked the commitment to do anything about it. One slow night in the ER, Sleeth picked up a Gideon's Bible in the waiting room. Although raised in a Christian home, he had long ago abandoned his childhood beliefs. Reading the gospels that night, Sleeth became a Christian, and to his shock, he began to uncover in the Scriptures an enormous wealth of environmental answers that he had been seeking. As a result, his family took an account of their lifestyle, drastically reduced their reliance on electricity and fossil fuels, and began sharing their inspirational journey with others. Here, Sleeth invites you on his family's journey as they realize that one cannot be a Christian without recognizing the Bible's call to care for God's creation.

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is filled with instructions on how we can demonstrate our love for the Creator by caring for the earth. Sleeth leads us on a highly creative journey through Scripture, visiting some of the most important characters in the Bible and discovering what they can teach us about issues such as stewardship, caring for our neighbors, climate change, and pollution. Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden teach us the importance of physical work in relation to discovering fulfillment and a sense of human purpose, the prophet Daniel calls us to question our dietary habits, and the story of Noah addresses key issues for life on earth: how do we relate to the Creator, to others in the human community, and to the rest of the natural world? With passion and faith, Sleeth provides a new green lens through which we can read the Bible to discover answers to our biggest questions about the environment and how to care for it.

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“Matthew Sleeth is a significant convert in the growing company of Christians who bring intelligence, passion, a biblically trained imagination, and mature Christian witness to the care of creation.”
— Eugene Peterson, Author of Living the Message

“Matthew Sleeth is a breath of fresh air. In The Gospel According to the Earth, he retells the Bibles most familiar stories in ways that will stimulate your imagination, soften your heart, and challenge you to think more deeply about caring for creation.”
Jonathan Merritt, author of Green Like God

 From Dr. Matthew Sleeth, the leading Christian voice for the green movement, comes a dynamic and surprising primer on all the Bible teaches on caring for the earth— and an ideal companion volume to The Green Bible.

About the Author

J. Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room director, now writes, preaches, and teaches full time about faith and the environment. He is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet and the general editor of The Green Bible. With his wife, Nancy, and their two children, he helps lead the growing creation care movement. The Sleeths live in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061730535
Author:
Sleeth, Matthew
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Sleeth, J. Matthew
Author:
Sleeth, J. Matthew, M.D.
Author:
Sleeth, Matthew, M.D.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Human ecology -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Human ecology -- Biblical teaching.
Subject:
Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Social Issues
Subject:
Christianity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.24 in 4.96 oz

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"Synopsis" by , “Matthew Sleeth is a significant convert in the growing company of Christians who bring intelligence, passion, a biblically trained imagination, and mature Christian witness to the care of creation.”
— Eugene Peterson, Author of Living the Message

“Matthew Sleeth is a breath of fresh air. In The Gospel According to the Earth, he retells the Bibles most familiar stories in ways that will stimulate your imagination, soften your heart, and challenge you to think more deeply about caring for creation.”
Jonathan Merritt, author of Green Like God

 From Dr. Matthew Sleeth, the leading Christian voice for the green movement, comes a dynamic and surprising primer on all the Bible teaches on caring for the earth— and an ideal companion volume to The Green Bible.

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