A Hopeful Earth(Curriculum Kit)
The environment is God's creation and Christians should be at the front of the crowd when it comes to taking care of it. Yet we find ourselves in a "creation crisis."
A Hopeful Earth draws together the Christian faith of Bishop Sally Dyck and the scientific world of her niece, Sarah Ehrman, to address this crisis. As these two dialogue, readers will find that these sometimes differing worldviews are both crucial to making lasting changes. They'll also discover how the church can reach out to the younger generation by joining them in the race to save the planet.
A Hopeful Earth explains the connection between the teachings of Jesus and how we treat our neighbors and God's creation. Each chapter ends with a reflection based on Rueben Job's Three Simple Rules. This Wesleyan call to do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God in our relationship to creation helps focus the question of faith, science, and responsibility.
There really is a creation crisis underway, and those of us with a religious bent really are called to stand up for the planet God gave us. This is a powerful and plainspoken book, drawing on the best wesleyan tradition, to make the case for why we need to take strong action now; read it and act! ---Bill McKibben, American environmentalist, writer, and founder of 350.org
Sally Dyck and Sarah Ehrman weave science and faith into a truth that inspires awe and respect for the universe and gives birth to a strong desire to be faithful stewards of this magnificent earth that is home to all living things.---Rueben P. Job, author of Three Simple Rules
A Hopeful Earth Leader Guide is avaiable in paperback (978-1-4267-1041-4) or as a download from Cokesbury.com (978-1-4267-1393-4)