Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul

Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul Matthew Sleeth
  • Title: Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul
  • Author: Matthew Sleeth
  • ISBN: 9780310320043
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Serving God, Saving the Planet: A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul Matthew Sleeth Serving God Saving the Planet A Call to Care for Creation and Your Soul Not long ago J Matthew Sleeth had a fantastic life and a great job as chief of the medical staff at a large hospital He was living the American dream until he saw an increasing number of his patients
    Not long ago, J Matthew Sleeth had a fantastic life and a great job as chief of the medical staff at a large hospital He was living the American dream until he saw an increasing number of his patients suffering from cancer, asthma, and other chronic diseases He began to suspect that the Earth and its inhabitants were in deep trouble Turning to Jesus for guidance, SleetNot long ago, J Matthew Sleeth had a fantastic life and a great job as chief of the medical staff at a large hospital He was living the American dream until he saw an increasing number of his patients suffering from cancer, asthma, and other chronic diseases He began to suspect that the Earth and its inhabitants were in deep trouble Turning to Jesus for guidance, Sleeth discovered how the scriptural lessons of personal responsibility, simplicity, and stewardship could be applied to modern life The Sleeths have since sold their big home and given away than half of what they once owned In Serving God, Saving the Planet, Sleeth shares the joy of adopting a less materialistic, healthier lifestyle, stronger relationships, and richer spiritual lives With the storytelling ease of James Herriot and the logical clarity of C S Lewis, Sleeth lays out the rationale for environmentally responsible life changes and a how to guide for making those changes Creation is groaning And Matthew Sleeth has responded Serving God, Saving the Planet is not an alarmist call of despair, but a hopeful invitation to re imagine the way we live Sleeth s words have the urgency of an ER crisis coupled with the deep faith that the Church is ready to join God in healing the wounded world Shane Claiborne, activist and author of The Irresistible Revolution.
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    About Matthew Sleeth


    1. A former emergency room physician, Dr Matthew Sleeth felt like he was straightening deck chairs on the Titanic, saving one patient at a time while the whole ship Earth was going down Together with his wife and two teenaged children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values, cutting back on their fossil fuel by two thirds and electricity use by nine tenths.Following a new calling, Dr Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment throughout the country Dr Sleeth is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and has two post doctoral fellowships He is the author of Serve God, Save the Planet A Christian Call to Action Zondervan , the introduction to the Green Bible HarperOne , and will release a second book, The Gospel According to the Earth Why the Good Book Is a Green Book HarperOne , in fall of 2009 He is currently the executive director of Blessed Earth.


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    1. God designed the earth to sustain every generation s needs, not everything we could ever want God gave us dominion over everything Yes, but when we exterminate a species or destroy a habitat, we forever lose dominion over it We cancel God s blessings on things that we destroy We don t need to worry about nature everything will be renewed after the rapture Similar logic to sin is okay because God will forgive me anyway The real goal of all stewardship to take a gift, nurture it, and give it away [...]

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    2. Although this book is firmly rooted in Christianity, the message is universal Dr Sleeth makes a good case for observing a Sabbath, for physical, mental, social, emotional, and most of all, spiritual reasons.

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    3. Some really good stuff here An important perspective that goes far beyond turning off lights and cutting down on driving.

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