Suggested Reading

The Open Secret: A New Vision for Natural Theology by Alister McGrath (Wiley-Blackwell)

The Mission of God by Christopher J.H. Wright

Issues Facing Christians Today by John Stott

Serve God, Save the Planet: A Christian Call to Action  by Matthew Sleeth (Zondervan) 

Saving God’s Green Earth: Resdiscovering the Church’s Responsibility to Environmental Stewardship by Tri Robinson and Jason Chatraw (Ampelon)

Gardening Eden by Michael Abbate (Waterbrok/Multnomah)

What We Know About Climate Change  by Kerry Emanuel (The MIT Press)

Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation by Ed Brown (Intervarsity)

The Better World Shopping Guide by Eillis Jones (NEw Society)

Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation by Ben Lowe (Intervarsity)

The Earth is The Lord's by Richard Land and Louis Moore (Broadman and Holman) 

Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture  by Michael Frost (Hendrickson Publishers) 

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care by Steven Bouma-Prediger (Baker Academic) 

Useful Links

A Rocha: Christian organization focusing on research, conservation and education. 

Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies: Provides college level programs in biological and environmental studies from a Christian perspective as well as community programming.

Better World Shopper: A site offering consumers up-to-date, reliable accounts of nearly every major company on the planet.

Care of Creation: A ministry with a strong missions emphasis whose goal is to mobilize the Church to respond to environmental challenges with and through the love of God.

Creation Care for Pastors: A web resource for pastors that applies biblical principles to the environment in ways that are relevant to the church.  

Energy Audit for Your Family, from Serve God, Save the Planet

Energy Education, Inc. Provides advice to large churches on how to save energy; worked with Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX and helped them save over $1.3 million in energy costs in the first year.  

EnergyStar The U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency have a very useful website of free tools and step-by-step strategeis for saving energy and money at home and in churches.  

The Evangelical Environmental Network and Creation Care Magazine: Biblically-based environmental organization providing recommendations for church materials, a creation care scripture list, and ideas for individuals and families. 

Floresta: A Christian nonprofit working to reverse deforestation and poverty.

Flourish: A Christian network of like-minded stewards. They provide an electronic magazine, fantastic blog, and an annual conference with incredible speakers.

Partners in Planet Protection An organization that provides an easy way to dispose of the used CFLs and computer monitors from your church or home.

Restoring Eden A community of Christian advocates who support natural habitats, nature appreciation and creation care.

Southern Baptist Links

Southern Baptist Convention

Great Commission Resurgence

Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

International Mission Board

Women’s Missionary Union

North American Mission Board

Baptist Press