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Should Christians Be Environmentalists?

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Did God instruct the human race to be His caretakers over nature? If so, is environmental exploitation disobedience to God? Is it true, as many critics claim, that Christianity is the root cause of today's environmental problems--or are all religions and cultures responsible? How should the church respond? Should Christians Be Environmentalists? systematically tackles thes ...more
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published February 3rd 2012 by Kregel Publications
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Pamela (Lavish Bookshelf)
In this age where political lines are sometimes drawn around Biblical ideas, author Dan Story has waded into the environmental movement. It's a familiar discussion in America, but this time Dan Story has uniquely approached the topic from a Christian standpoint.

Should Christians Be Environmentalists is a very intriguing book to read. Using Biblical arguments, Story argues that God gave instructions for mankind to have dominion over the earth (in Genesis) then therefore by not taking care of the
Victor Gentile
Aug 24, 2012 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dan Story in his new book, “Should Christians Be Environmentalists?” published by Kregel Publications helps gives us what the Bible really says about environmental stewardship and our role in it.

From the back cover: Should Christians Be Environmentalists?

The Earth has been plundered, pillaged, and polluted. The severity of the issue, who is to be held responsible, and the “right” solution has been hotly debated by scientists, environmentalists and politicians. But what does the church have to sa
I’m very much in agreement with the author that as Christians, we do need to take care of God’s creation as He did put us in charge – but I too see how the ‘left’ has turned environmentalism as a cross to die on, figuratively speaking. I don’t like being told by those that I should only use one square of toilet paper or that by having more than 1.2 children I’m somehow polluting and killing our world. The author states that with technology most people today, especially children, don’t get into n ...more
Often Christians lag behind the wider cultural when it comes to social change. This is felt most acutely in the realm of the environment. Suspicions about secularism and New Age spirituality have caused many conservative Christians to dismiss the environmental movement. Advancing a controversial claim among some environmentalists, Dan Story argues that Christianity and the Bible provide the best framework for environmental stewardship.

Dan Story wrote Should Christians Be Environmentalists? with
Aug 20, 2012 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a review copy of Should Christians Be Environmentalists by Dan Story from Kregel Books for their blog tour. I am under no obligation to write a positive review.

The question in the book title is posed by someone who was a very active environmentalist before he became a Christian. The answer is fairly obvious. The difficulty is the political quagmire one has to wade through to really explain why Christians should be “environmentalists.” The term conjures up stark images.

It can be an ima
Pamela Christian
Dan Story does a great job of dissecting the popular notions about environmentalism. The book is smartly divided into three sections that basically explain the history of the environmental movement, the present realities and the potential for our future--providing enough people read this book and act on the wisdom presented. As a Christian I was initially a bit offended learning of the secular trend to place blame for the global environmental problems on us as a group. But Story's examination of ...more
Aug 20, 2012 Elliot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For a lot of people, the phrase “Christian environmentalist” sounds like an oxymoron. At least since Lynn White’s famous 1967 essay, “The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis,” many people who care about the environment see Christianity as part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

Dan Story sets out to change this perception in his book, Should Christians Be Environmentalists? Story himself was part of the beginnings of the environmental movement in the ’70s. When he became a Chris
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