Written for younger generations of ecoactivists, Paul Santmire’s latest book, EcoActivist Testament: Faith Explorations for Fellow Travelers provides solace in a world in crisis. This is a “why bother” book, rather than a “how-to” or scholarly academic tome.
Some notes from Paul…
Why did you write this book? “Younger generations of American church members are often deeply involved in the struggle to address climate change and to seek justice for those who are most effected by our global ecojustice crisis, but that they aren’t always able to draw on the rich theological resources of their own faith to help them pursue their commitments. EcoActivist Testament seeks to address that need of those younger generations for theological support for their ecoactivism, directly and in personal terms.”
What is the overarching message of this personal narrative? “You don’t have to save the world. God has done and will do that. But you ought to be ready for that next step of faithful discipleship that God is calling you to take, especially when it comes to responding, with other like-minded souls, to our global ecojustice crisis. God will graciously give you the vision and the wisdom and the fortitude to take that next step that God is calling you to take.”
A 30 second video inviting readers to read EcoActivist Testament: