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Reviews of Books, some of which have appeared in the Green Christian Magazine

Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality – Review

Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality, by H. Paul Santmire, May 2014. Fortress Press, 272 pages, ISBN: 978-145147-300-1. RRP $39 H.Paul Santmire offers a Christian Nature Spirituality In his last book, a pioneering ecotheologian recommends nature spirituality based on praying a Trinity Prayer. … Continue reading

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The World We Made – Review

The World We Made, by Jonathon Porritt, October 2013. Phaidon Press, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0-71486-361-0. RRP £24.95 Environmentalists must ask themselves: why after 50 or so years of campaigning have we failed to get mass support? Of course there are powerful vested interests ranged against … Continue reading

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The Healer’s Tree – Review

The Healer’s Tree: A Bible-based resource on ecology, peace & justice, by Annie Heppenstall, 2011. Wild Goose Publications, 160 pages, ISBN 978-1-849-52077-5. RRP £11.50 (paperback)   I’ve been a fan of Annie Heppenstall’s writing and liturgy since she first published “Reclaiming the Sealskin” ten … Continue reading

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Inhabiting Eden – Review

Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis, by Patricia, Tull, November 2013. Westminster John Knox Press, 204 pages, ISBN 978-0-66423-333-4. RRP £11.99 (paperback) Patricia Tull has performed a useful service for the whole Church in the writing of this book. She has recently … Continue reading

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Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food – Review

Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food, by Rachel Marie Stone, February 2013. IVP Books, 207 pages, ISBN 978-0-83083-658-1. £11.99 (paperback) If you’ve never considered how food and eating relates to Christian life then this book will be a great starting point. If you … Continue reading

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A Political Theology of Climate Change – Review

A Political Theology of Climate Change, by Michael S. Northcott, April 2014. SPCK, 346 pages, ISBN 978-028107-232-3. RRP £19.99 The development of a science of climate change has proved to be divisive.  In very general terms opposition to climate change comes from the political right-wing … Continue reading

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As Long as the Earth Endures – Review

As Long as the Earth Endures, edited by Jonathan Moo and Robin Routledge, February 2014. Apollos (Inter-Varsity Press), 256 pages, ISBN 978-178359-038-4. RRP £17.99 (paperback) This book will engage fruitfully for theologically informed Christians who both look to the Bible as the definitive basis of … Continue reading

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate – Review

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, by Naomi Klein, September 2014. Allen Lane, 566 pages, ISBN 978-147679-114-2. RRP £20 (hardcover) Journalist Naomi Klein researches climate change. This is not a comfortable book, it one where the science and the consequences of the deniers are … Continue reading

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