Books

We are trying to keep up with the many recent books that fellow Lutherans Restoring Creation recommend and/or offer.

If you are familiar with working with website updates or willing to learn, please email us if you are able to help with this educational project!
Please Submit a Volunteer Form 

Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

Amending the Christian Story: The Natural Sciences as a Window into Grounded Faith and Sustainable Living

After several years of research and writing and teaching, with worldview-altering insights into Nature's natural sciences and life's experience, "Amending ...
Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press, 2013)

Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation (Fortress Press, 2013)

The increasingly pressing situation of Planet Earth poses urgent ethical questions for Christians. But, as Cynthia Moe-Lobeda argues, the future ...
Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Grand Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Book Awards Thoughtful observers agree that the planetary crisis we now face-climate change; species ...
Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community (Fortress Press, 2010)

Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community (Fortress Press, 2010)

While many manuals advise clergy and congregants on tactics for church survival or thriving, few address the deepest identity, shape, ...
Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach (Orbis Books, 2015)

Earth Ethics: A Case Method Approach (Orbis Books, 2015)

This valuable classroom resource explores a number of issues in social and environmental ethics and provides resources for engaging in ...
Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy (Fortress Press, 2009)

Climate Justice: Ethics, Energy, and Public Policy (Fortress Press, 2009)

Energy issues and climate change have loomed up from issues at the horizon to confront humanity directly and vitally. They ...
Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011)

Ethnography as Christian Theology and Ethics (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011)

Ethnography as Christian Theology is widely considered to be a primary resource in the new and growing field of Christian ...
Seeing-Remembering-Connecting: Subversive Practices of Being Church (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016)

Seeing-Remembering-Connecting: Subversive Practices of Being Church (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016)

This book draws from Bloomquist's many years and formative experiences as a pastor, theologian, activist, seminary professor, and speaker in ...
God, Creation and Climate Change: Spiritual and Ethical Perspectives (Lutheran University Press, 2009)

God, Creation and Climate Change: Spiritual and Ethical Perspectives (Lutheran University Press, 2009)

Climate change threatens the future of the planet and raises deeply spiritual and ethical questions. Biblical scholars, theologians and ethicists ...
Abel Emerging: A Reconsideration of the Christian Story for a Sustainable World (Beaver's Pond Press, 2009)

Abel Emerging: A Reconsideration of the Christian Story for a Sustainable World (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2009)

Abel Emerging, is a passionate, even lyrical, invitation for thoughtful people to re-frame the dominant narrative of the Christian story ...
(Re)considering Christianity - An Expedition of Faith Joining Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Sustainability (Beaver's Pond Press, 2012)

(Re)considering Christianity – An Expedition of Faith Joining Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Sustainability (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2012)

For the person considering the Christian faith for the first time, especially one with a scientific background, (Re)considering Christianity will ...
Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)

Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)

Climate Church, Climate World argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, ...
Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit

Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology and the Pulpit

author: Leah D. Schade Informed by years of experience as an environmental activist and minister, Leah Schade equips preachers to interpret ...
A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (Augsburg Fortress, 2011)

A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth's Ecology by Ben Stewart is excellent for worship committees and small group study. Check ...
GreenFaith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth

GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth

GreenFaith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth gives concrete examples and tips that will help people of faith and ...
Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril

Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril

Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril Edited by Lisa Dahill and James Martin-Schramm   The conviction at ...
Toward a Better Worldliness: Ecology, Economy, and the Protestant Tradition

Toward a Better Worldliness: Ecology, Economy, and the Protestant Tradition

by Terra Schwerin Rowe Five hundred years ago the Protestant Reformation inspired profound theological, ecclesial, economic, and social transformations. But ...
The Nature of Things: Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation

The Nature of Things: Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation

Edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Habel Forward by David Rhoads With contributions by David Rhoads, Paul Santmire, Celia-Diane-Drummond, Heather ...
Coming Home To Earth 

Coming Home To Earth 

by Mark Brocker As a young Norwegian Lutheran teenager in rural Wisconsin, Brocker lay awake one night worrying whether he ...

Bibliography of Ecology and Faith

Biblical Bauckham, Richard. The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2010). Bauckham, Richard. Living with Other Creatures: ...