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Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God's People

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Written by Scott Sabin, executive director of a Christian relief and development agency, "Tending to Eden" is an invaluable resource for environmentally conscious congregations and community groups. In this practical guide for creation care, Sabin offers: Theological foundations for environmental stewardship, Practical strategies, Case studies of contemporary ministry grou ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by Judson Press
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Jason Evans
Sabin has proven he can write. And about a passion of his, yet from various angles. I hope we see more in the future. Tending to Eden is part an autobiographical sketch of Sabin’s development from a Christian burdened by global poverty to a leader in advocating for creation care around the world. But more than this-peppered with insightful, brief essays by Christian leaders such as Tony Campolo, Robert Linthicum, Matthew Sleeth and Mark Labberton-Tending to Eden is a primer to understanding glob ...more
I have to admit that I just skimmed this book, but even doing that it quickly became one of my favorite evangelical environmental books. Not only does Sabin provide the standard Scriptural and social support for caring for the environment, but his own experience frames the practical aspects in an unusually realistic way.

Sabin is the head of Plant with Purpose, and environmental mission that works with international development. I was impressed with Sabin's clear-eyed understanding of the comple
I just finished Scott Sabin's excellent book, Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God's People, for the second time, and will surely read it again in the future. I have been a supporter of Plant With Purpose (formerly, and still known in some international programs as, Floresta) for a dozen years, and can say with sincerity that their ministry has been to me the most meaningful of any I have encountered in my life.

The continues to exist a rift between the evangelical church and the '
Brenda Seefeldt
I LOVED this book. I'm already a greenie but this book tells a great story and ties in how poverty and the environment go together. This is the better way to do poverty missions because real change happens. From the book, "People frequently ask me how we can choose between caring for the poor and caring for creation, as if they are mutually exclusive. The question surprises me, because my own concern for the earth grew directly out of a concern for the poor. ...more often than not, care of the e ...more
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