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Year of Plenty: One Suburban Family, Four Rules, and 365 Days of Homegrown Adventure in Pursuit of Christian Living

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In 2008, Pastor Craig Goodwin and his young family embarked on a year-long experiment to consume only what was local, used, homegrown, or homemade. In Year of Plenty, Goodwin shares the winsome story of how an average suburban family stumbled onto the cultural cutting edge of locavores, backyard chickens, farmers markets, simple living, and going green. More than that, it is the timely tale of Christians exploring the intersections of faith, environment, and everyday life.

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"Yes, another 'I did this for a year' tale. Goodwin, a Presbyterian pastor, brings a pleasant voice to the blog-to-book formula as he does something not unique, but well worth doing. He and his family go locavore and green, consuming for a year only things local, used, homegrown, or homemade. It's difficult — they live in suburban Spokane, where pantry basics like sugar aren't local. They tear up the lawn for a garden, raise chickens, and learn to preserve their food. It's frustrating, profoundly educational, and for the pastor-author and his family, including two young children, deeply spiritual, offering opportunities aplenty to practice resurrection from thoughtless habits. Agrarian theologian Wendell Berry, who first wrote of 'practicing resurrection,' is in the book far too much, as Goodwin acknowledges. But this little book cheerfully demonstrates to suburban Joes and Joans that sustainable consumption is doable. It also honors God's earth. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9781451400748
Author:
Goodwin, Craig L
Publisher:
Sparkhouse Press
Author:
Goodwin, Craig L.
Subject:
Christianity-Social Issues
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Yes, another 'I did this for a year' tale. Goodwin, a Presbyterian pastor, brings a pleasant voice to the blog-to-book formula as he does something not unique, but well worth doing. He and his family go locavore and green, consuming for a year only things local, used, homegrown, or homemade. It's difficult — they live in suburban Spokane, where pantry basics like sugar aren't local. They tear up the lawn for a garden, raise chickens, and learn to preserve their food. It's frustrating, profoundly educational, and for the pastor-author and his family, including two young children, deeply spiritual, offering opportunities aplenty to practice resurrection from thoughtless habits. Agrarian theologian Wendell Berry, who first wrote of 'practicing resurrection,' is in the book far too much, as Goodwin acknowledges. But this little book cheerfully demonstrates to suburban Joes and Joans that sustainable consumption is doable. It also honors God's earth. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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