Books about Faith & Nature

These are non-fiction books I’ve used in preparing my books, Wild Faith & Earth Our Garden Home:

Books on Food Issues

Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Penguin, 2007). This is the “must read” book in thinking about where our food comes from.

Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (HarperCollins, 2008). I loved this book. A marvelous writer moves from Arizona to Southwest Virginia and attempts to grow or buy food locally for a year. A delightful read.

HRH The Prince of Wales, Harmony: A New Way of Looking at our World.  This is a fascinating book linking environmental concerns with natural patterns found in nature.  The discussions of geometry in biology, astronomy, and architecture will make you look at the world with new perspective.  This is an outstanding book for those who are interested in the big picture of stewardship of the earth.

Food & Faith concepts

ed. Michael Schut with Wendell Berry, Thomas Moore, Elizabeth Johnson, John Robbins & others, Food & Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread (Morehouse Publishing, 2009)

Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba, Making Peace with the Land: God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation (Intervarsity Press, 2012).

James Jones, Jesus and the Earth (SPCK, 2003).  This pocket sized book by the Bishop of Liverpool is a beautiful statement of a theology of stewardship of the earth.

L. Shannon Jung, Sharing Food: Christian Practices for Enjoyment (Fortress Press, 2006)

Fred Van Dyke, David C. Mahan, Joseph K. Sheldon, & Raymond H. Brand, Redeeming Creation: The Biblical Basis for Environmental Stewardship (Intervarsity Press: 1996)

Update:  Cynthia Coe, Considering Birds & Lilies: Finding Peace & Harmony With the Everyday World Around Us (Sycamore Cove Creations, 2017).  This is everything I know and think about faith and nature!  Discussion/Reflection questions after each chapter for small groups or individual journaling; bonus garden meditations included as well.

Blessings, Cindy Coe

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