Environmentalism isn’t something I’ve thought about a whole lot. I’ve always believed that God intended his creation to be taken care of, but I’ve never really given it much intentional thought. I decided to check out Dan Story’s book SHOULD CHRISTIANS BE ENVIRONMENTALISTS? because I like to read a wide variety of topics, and it is an interesting question. Story lays out the common misconception that Christianity does more to neglect the environment and encourage others to do also than people who don’t embrace Christianity.
The book carefully lays out the Biblical idea of human stewardship over God’s creation. I enjoyed this book because of its passion to show God’s love for the nature he created. Story also shares many personal stories of his own journey with environmentalism and how his faith has shaped his understanding of it. I especially loved his discussion of God’s intention to restore his creation in a new heavens and new earth.
I must confess that it was difficult to read this book and not feel convicted about my own neglect of the care of God’s creation. Fortunately, Story gives some very practical steps on what Christians can do to care for the environment on a daily basis.
I received this book for free for review from Kregel Publications, and the opinions contained in this review are completely my own