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Creation Care Reading

Creation Care Reading

Here are some additional books that may be of interest to Creation Care concerned persons. Please note: This is a varied list of Creation Care books intended to further discussion and education of Creation Care interested persons. The views and opinions expressed within each book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the United Methodist Church. 

Voices in Creation Care

Baptized into Wilderness: A Christian Perspective on John Muir by Richard C. Austin. John Knox Press, 1987. 

Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crises through the Lens of Faith by Andrea Cohen-Kiener. Skylight Paths, 2009.

Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change by David Antal. Rowman and Littlefield Publishing, 2018. 

Creation and the Cross: The Mercy of God for a Planet in Peril by Elizabeth A. Johnson. Orbis, 2019.

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus by Yonatan Neril, Leo Dee. The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, 2020.

Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God's Creation by Sam Hamilton-Poore. OOP Upper Room Illustrated edition, 2009.

Ecofaith: Creating and Sustaining Green Congregations by Charlene Hosenfeld, Charlene. Pilgrim Press, 2009.

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care (Engaging Culture) by Steven C. Bouma-Prediger. Baker Book House, 2010.

Gardening Eden:  How Creation Care Will Change Your Faith, Your Life, and Our World by Michael Abbaté. Waterbrook Press, 2009.

The Green Bible: Understand the Bible’s Powerful Message for the Earth, revised (New Revised Standard Version).  HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. 

Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis by Jonathan A. Moo, Robert S. White. IVP Academic; Illustrated, 2014.

Love God, Heal Earth: 21 Leading Religious Voices Speak Out on Our Sacred Duty to Protect the Environment by Sally G. Bingham. St. Lynn’s Press, 2009.

Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation (Revised and Expanded) by Edward R. Brown. InterVarsity Press, 2018.

Preaching Creation: Throughout the Church Year. Jennifer Phillips.  Cowley Publications, 2000.


Voices in Climate Justice

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future by David Attenborough.  Grand Central Publishing, 2020. (Check out the movie )

Cherish the Earth: The Environment and Scripture Revised by Janice Kirk and Donald Kirk. Wipf and Stock, 2016.

Christianity in a Time of Climate Change: To Give a Future with Hope by Kristen Poole. Wipf and Stock, 2020.

Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action: United Methodist Women Issue Mission Study by Pat Watkins (editor). United Methodist Women, 2016.

Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future by Mary Robinson. Bloomsbury Publishing; Illustrated edition, 2019.

Earth-Wise: A Biblical Response to Environmental Issues (Issues in Christian Living) 3rd Edition by Calvin B.  DeWitt. Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2011.

How To Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates. Knopf Publishing, 2021.

An Introduction to Christian Environmentalism: Ecology, Virtue, and Ethics by Kathryn D. Blanchard, Kevin J. O'Brien. Baylor University Press, 2014.

Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice by Sharon Delgado. Fortress Press, 2017. United Methodist Women Reading Program Book.

The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet by Michael Mann. Hatchette Book Group, 2021.

On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green Deal by Naomi Klein. Simon and Schuster Paperbacks, 2019.

Saving God's Green Earth: Rediscovering the Church's Responsibility to Environmental Stewardship by Tri Robinson and Jason Chatraw. Ampelon Publishing, 2006.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe. Atria/One Signal Publishers, 2021.


Voices in Ecological (Green) Living

7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church by Rebekah Simon-Peter. Abingdon Press, 2010. 

50 Simple Steps to Save the Earth from Global Warming by Green Patriot Working Group. OOP Freedom Press, 2008.

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth: All New! Updated for the 21st Century by John Javna, Jesse Javna and Sophie Javna. Hyperion revised, 2008.

Bring Back the Earth!: Nourishing the Eco-Intelligence That Invites Whole Living by Candia Lea Cole. Outskirts Press, 2009.

Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard by Loren Wilkinson and Mary Ruth Wilkinson. Regent College Publishing, 2001.

Climbing the Sycamore Tree: A Study on Choice and Simplicity by Ann Hagmann. Upper Room Books, 2001.

Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything by Daniel Goleman. Currency Books, 2009.

Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living: United Methodist Women Spiritual Growth Study: 2018 by Jessica Stonecypher. United Methodist Women, 2018.

Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation by Ben Lowe. InterVarsity Press (IVP), 2009.

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America, Release 2.0 by Thomas L. Friedman. Picador; 2nd Revised & Enlarged edition, 2009.

Listening to Nature: How to Deepen Your Awareness of Nature (2nd Edition) by Joseph Bharat Cornell (Author) and John Hendrickson (Photographer). Crystal Clarity Publishers, 2014.

Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life by Ed Begley, Jr. Amazon Kindle/Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2008.

Green, Greener, Greenest: A Practical Guide to Making Eco-Smart Choices a Part of Your Life by Lori Bongiorno. Penguin Group (USA), 2008.

Last Child in the Woods:  Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (Updated and Expanded edition) by Richard Louv. Algonquin Books, 2008.

Living as a Covenant Community: United Methodist Women Spiritual Growth Study 2017. Evy McDonald and Elmira Nazombe. United Methodist Women, 2017. (Avail. on Kindle)

Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple by Chris Highland. Wilderness Press, 2001.

Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy by Peter G. Brown and Geoff Carver. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2010.