Item description for Footprint Files: Ideas to Help Congregations Care for Creation and Reduce Their Footprint by Susan Gage, Briony Penn, Cory Waters, Peggy Wilmot, Donald Gunn & Briony Penn...
Overview Ideas, reflections, activities, and tips to help congregations care for creation. Contributions from Briony Penn and Cory Waters.
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Studio: Wood Lake Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 10" Height: 11.25" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher Wood Lake Books
ISBN 1551455013 ISBN13 9781551455013
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Useful, but flawed Sep 4, 2007
This looseleaf notebook and disk set produced in 2004 contains a number of beautiful pictures, appropriate quotes and activities. Unfortunately, it has a substantial number of printing errors where whole paragraphs are botched and material is missing. There are an even larger number of places where handwritten notes were inserted before photocopying. Given the cost, I was disappointed in the production. The opening section of the book contains 14 pages on the Declaration of the Environmental Commission of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia. It provides a strong Biblical foundation for creation spirituality, but is less useful for readers in other parts of the world. Reading around the flaws described above, the seven remaining sections (Praise!, Being Outside, The Covenant, St. Francis, Audit/God-it, Back Home, and Day by Day) are laid out nicely. The sections vary, some contain stories and activities, others are heavy on liturgical material (prayers, litanies, sermon ideas and meditations.) Most of the activities are quite simple (occasionally simplistic,) best suited for parents are relatively young children in the 4 - 9 years old range. Ideas for more adult activities are short on helpful information. For instance, "Start a club watching and monitoring species, e.g. Frogwatch" The idea is good, but no practical suggestions are offered for how to do that! The most detailed section is Audit/God-it, but environmental audit check-lists are available now in many forms and this one is not out of the ordinary. I cannot say that there were any ideas here that I had not already found elsewhere, although the quotations, prayers and some of the stories are rich resources. The concluding "Resources" section has a lightly annotated bibliography which is reasonably extensive.