Our first staff pick theme for April is Ecology. There are a wide range of books represented in the staff selections, with few choices actually from our Eco-Theology section. Let’s have a look at the recommendations.
Ed chose The Land by Walter Brueggemann. The subtitle says it all: “Place as gift, promise, and challenge in biblical faith.”
Cindy picked Raised-Bed Gardening because local food production is an important part of thinking about ecological stewardship — and how more local can you get than your own garden?
Heather chose Frankenstein by Mary Shelley because a scientist creates life in his lab — what could possibly go wrong?
Carolyn picked Fixing Fashion by Michael Lavergne because it is important to think about how we consume clothes as part our ecological stewardship.
Sheila picked Being Consumed by William Cavanaugh because she likes the book’s theological approach to thinking about ecology.
Connor chose Brave New World by Aldous Huxley because “This is what happens when there’s no regard for the natural world around us.”
Andrew approved the book we picked for him, Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss because he found this book “disturbing to read given my own eating habits.”