Item description for Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation by Edward R. Brown...
Overview Brown offers a biblical framework for creation care as well as practical steps that ordinary Christians can take to exercise good ecological stewardship.
Publishers Description Environmentalists have pleaded with Christian leaders to take up the challenge of caring for the environment. How should Christians respond to the environmental crisis? What does the Bible have to say about creation care and the responsibility of Christians? Edward Brown offers a biblical framework for creation care as well as practical steps that ordinary Christians can take to exercise good ecological stewardship. As a pioneering leader of the evangelical creation care movement, Brown provides a new model for "environmental missions," in which Christian organizations respond to ecological crises in ways that transform both the people and the land that sustains them. This book is filled with ideas that students, churches, mission agencies and all concerned Christians can implement at home and around the world.
Citations And Professional Reviews Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation by Edward R. Brown has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Foreword - 04/14/2008
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Studio: IVP Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.25" Width: 5.61" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN 0830834842 ISBN13 9780830834846
Reviews - What do customers think about Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation?
Great Book May 11, 2010
It is great to hear that there is a case being made for better stewardship of the world God gave us. I only wish more people could get this message so the church could move forward with a more holistic approach to how we interact with the world around us.
Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation Mar 11, 2009
This book is a refreshing combination of doctrine, passion, and practical advice for individual Christians and for the corporate church. Not only does Brown clearly outline our spiritual and moral responsibility toward God's creation, he also gives a clear call to action for anyone concerned with creation care. The book's second part, "Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation," could easily serve as the user's guide for church leadership in days ahead. I recommend this book to all Christians, but to church leadership in particular.
A Mobilized Church - God's Love in Action Feb 21, 2009
Excerpted from my review of Our Father's World on SustainLane.com - Brown believes that the church has the ability to greatly impact the world with God's love in action, but it is largely untapped as a valuable resource for mobilizing a task force to respond to the global environmental crisis. Brown not only discusses the urgency to mobilize, but he provides the steps for his readers, whether a pastor, a church member or a student, to initiate action and collaboration to develop and participate in a creation-care program. I highly recommend Our Father's World - Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation.
Our Father's World, a must-read for Christians. Feb 4, 2009
This is a must-read for Christians who care deeply about the environment as well as those who just want to remain culturally relevant. If churches and individuals put into practice what Brown suggests, our world will be transformed.
A stirring challenge Aug 19, 2008
Rev. Brown's book is a declaration and challenge to the evangelical church to reopen their Bibles and examine the relationship God intended humans to have with the natural world. He makes a strong biblical argument that our correct relationship to the earth is to be a steward and caretaker for it and that many environmental problems are ultimately a result of human "sins" such as greed and pride. He also argues that the Christian church should take the lead in confronting these problems. I would highly recommend this book both to Christians interested in exploring what the Bible has to say about current environmental issues and to environmentalists who feel that Christianity is hostile to the environment.