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Let All Creation Praise! - companion site

Let All Creation Praise! – companion site

Our ecumenical companion site, Let All Creation Praise has been maintained by long-time supporter and fellow Lutheran restoring creation, Nick Utphall ...
Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

Ways to Integrate Creation Care in your Lenten Practices

During the season of Lent (or any other time of introspection), share these resources with your Bible Study group, Worship ...
The front cover of the book, "Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability," which features pictures of a solar panels, a wind turbines, a small car, a bus and a desert landscape.

Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability

Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability emphasizes the significance of various decarbonization strategies. Sections cover contributions ...
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality: Two Interrelated Global Challenges

The following comes from "12 must-read open access (OA) books: Tackling urgent global challenges with open access research." Reducing Greenhouse ...
old white man in blue jeans and a long sleeved white shirt and baseball cap, swinging a scythe at flowering buckwheat

EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers

Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire's latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in ...
Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it's Founder, David Rhoads

Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire Publishes New Book Dedicated to Lutherans Restoring Creation and it’s Founder, David Rhoads

The Rev. Dr. H. Paul Santmire, Lutherans Restoring Creation (LRC) Advisory Board member, has published a new book dedicated to ...
Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted & Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis (2019)

Rooted and Rising is for everyone who worries about the climate crisis and seeks spiritual practices and perspectives to renew ...
A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming

A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming by Sallie McFague (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008). A New Climate ...
Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living

Christianity, Climate Change, and Sustainable Living by Nick Spencer, Robert White, and Virginia Vroblesky (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009). Amounts and patterns of ...
Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth by Larry Schweiger of the national Wildlife Federation (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2009). "This is ...
An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It

An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergence of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It by Al Gore Emmaus, PA: ...
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert (New York: Bloomsbury, 2006) Long known for her insightful and ...
Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley

Forecast: The Consequences of Global Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, From Darfur to Napa Valley by Stephen Faris (New York: Henry Holt, 2009) ...
Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming

Climate Change Begins at Home: Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming by David Reay (New York: MacMillan, 2005). Packed ...
Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth

Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (New York: Penguin, 2005) Knowledge of environmental issues and ...
A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming

A Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming by Michael Northcott (Maryknoll: Orbis, 2005). In this groundbreaking book Northcott examines theological ...
10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round

10-Minute Energy Saving Secrets: 250 Easy Ways to Save Big Bucks Year Round, by Jerri Farris (Gloucester: Fair Winds, 2005) ...
Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Rev. H. Paul Santmire writes for the rest of us

Behold the Lilies: Jesus and the Contemplation of Nature:  A Primer  (2017) Read a chapter: From Lake Wobegon to the ...
Awakening to God's Call to Earthkeeping

Awakening to God’s Call to Earthkeeping

Download this free resource for a non-politicized, easy to follow path to help connect faith, eco-theology and the community we ...
Author, H. Paul Santmire - Connections Call (Sept. 27, 2022)

Author, H. Paul Santmire – Connections Call (Sept. 27, 2022)

Thank you to theologian and fellow eco-activist, H. Paul Santmire, who joined the Lutherans Restoring Creation network to offer hope ...
A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

A Theology of Liturgy in a New Key: Worshiping With Creation

Thanks to David Rhoads, Paul Santmire, and Norman Habel who share here their Chapter 2 of "The Season of Creation: ...
Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

by Mark L. Yackel-Juleen (Author) Rural contexts are often over-looked, treated as "flyover land." But because everyone must eat, rural communities and ...

The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery (Herald Press, 2021)

White settlers saw land for the taking. They failed to consider the perspective of the people already here. In The ...
Enchantments of the Mississippi: a contemplative journey of time and place (2022)

Enchantments of the Mississippi: a contemplative journey of time and place (2022)

Thomas Becknell has taken a deep and lingering look into one of our greatest rivers. Folded into the ripples of ...
Parable of the Sower (1993)

Parable of the Sower (1993)

Octavia E. Butler's dystopian tale offers a wealth to the imagination for any Bible Study/Creation Care team to wrestle with.  ...
Did God Create the Universe? (2019)

Did God Create the Universe? (2019)

By Rev. Carmelo Santos, Ph.D. Find out more directly at: GodandtheBrain.com “Where does God live?” Has your child ever asked ...
A Grounded Faith: Reconnecting with Creator and Creation in the Season of Lent (2022)

A Grounded Faith: Reconnecting with Creator and Creation in the Season of Lent (2022)

Find out more about how to become engaged with a community of others readers working through this devotional at EcoFaith ...
17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

17 Ways to be an EcoPreacher

by Rev. Dr. Leah Schade Here are 17 ideas excerpted from my book Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit (Chalice Press, ...
Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (2020)

What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges--including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic ...
Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

Saving Us, Katharine Hayhoe

We have been grateful for the shared knowledge and experience shared by climate scientist and fellow person of faith, Katharine ...