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Go Green: Creation Stewardship Recommended Resources

Climate Witness Project is blessed to have a great group of regional organizers throughout North America, working to mobilize churches to take creation care seriously. We asked each of them to recommend a favorite book or resource that deals with climate change issues. Here’s what they said:

Jay De Man - Greater Chicago

“The Mad Farmer Poems were really an eye opener for me! [Wendell Berry presents] just a totally different way of thinking about nature...I also generally recommend Philosophy Comes to Dinner. This is a collection of essays thinking through who we are, and how what we eat demonstrates part of who we are…”

Allen Drew - Eastern U.S

“Beyond Stewardship: New Approaches to Creation Care. It’s from a more reformed perspective. It’s a collection of a bunch of essays by different authors. Great book. It gives you a lot of different angles from various Christians authors. It’s very thoughtful and engaging.”

David Flikkema - Eastern Canada (Toronto)

“A good documentary is Plastic Ocean, narrated by David Attenborough. It is really eye-opening.”

Henry Brower - Eastern Canada (Toronto)

Our resident professor couldn't recommend just one book!  Check out his 19 recommendations.  


Joanne Vandergrift - Greater Alberta

“The book that got me the most interested in being open to creation care and loving creation even more is a book called The Nature Fix. It teaches you how you can enjoy the environment and teaches you to be more creative. I tend to look for books with a more positive message on how to make a difference. A book I enjoy, as far as that goes, is Drawdown: the Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reduce Global Warming. It’s actually a book that gives hope.” 

Donna Lee - California

“I recommend the book Braiding Sweetgrass, which is written by a Native American botanist. The book talks about the gift economy versus the market economy and what we’re extracting from both as we integrate with the world around us. I enjoyed this book. It’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster in the way she tells the stories. It helps get you in touch with your raw emotions which is probably what you need in order to get in touch with the bigger climate issues.”

Lindsay Mouw - Northwest Iowa

“This is the book I recommend to everybody, Braiding Sweetgrass. I think it’s a phenomenal book. It’s a synergistic blend of scientific knowledge with poetry and indigenous wisdom, and I just think it’s so beautiful.”

Steve Mulder - West Michigan

“The Future We Choose is a really great book. The authors were the UN negotiators during the Paris Agreement in 2015.” 

Do you have a favorite climate change or creation care resource to recommend? If so, share it on the Climate Witness Project Facebook page or tag us on Twitter (@ClimateWitnessP). 

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