Books and Articles

Climate Change in the American Christian Mind, a recent survey published by George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, offers fascinating insights about the nexus of faith and environmental awareness.

Books about Faith and Ecology 

  • Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet. Berrett-Koehler, 2010.
  • Sally G. Bingham, ed. Love God, Heal Earth. Pittsburgh: St. Lynn’s Press, 2009.
  • William P. Brown, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith. Woodstock, VT: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2009.
  • Fletcher Harper, GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2015.
  • Ursula Goodenough, The Sacred Depths of Nature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Dieter Hessel and Larry Rasmussen. Earth Habitat: Eco-Injustice and the Church’s Response. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001.
  • Charlene Hosenfeld, Ecofaith: Creating and Sustaining Green Congregations. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2009.
  • John F. Kavanaugh, Following Christ in a Consumer Society. 25th anniversary ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006.
  • Lyndsay Moseley, ed., Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2008.
  • Ruth Page, God and the Web of Creation. London: SCM Press, 1996.
  • Patricia K. Tull, Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2013. (Workbook and Leader’s Guide also available)
  • E. O. Wilson, The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth. New York: Norton & Co., 2006.

 Books about the Science of Climate Change 

  • Archer, David. Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.
  • Archer, David, and Stefan Rahmstorf. The Climate Crisis: An Introductory Guide to Climate Change. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Dessler, Andrew, and Edward A. Parson. The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Flannery, Tim. The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth. New York: Grove Press, 2005.

 Books about Environmental Justice and Pollution

  • Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962.
  • Lerner, Steve. Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.
  • Shrader-Frechette, Kristin. Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Steingraber, Sandra. Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2010.

Books about Food, Farming, and Sustainable Eating

  • Berry, Wendell. Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint, 2009.
  • Davis, Ellen. Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Jackson, Wes. Becoming Native to This Place. Washington DC: Counterpoint, 1996.
  • Pollan, Michael. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual. London: Penguin Books, 2009.
  • Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2007.
  • Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
  • Shiva, Vandana. Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2000.
  • Wirzba, Norman, The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003/2007.
  • Wirzba, Norman, ed. The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land. Washington DC: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004.

Books about Animal/Human Relations

  • Birch, Charles, and Lukas Vischer. Living with the Animals: The Community of God’s Creatures. Geneva: WCC Publications, 1997.
  • Deane-Drummond, Celia, and David Clough, eds. Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans, and Other Animals. London: SCM Press, 2009.
  • Holmes, Hannah. Suburban Safari: A Year on the Lawn. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005.
  • O’Brien, Stacey. Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl. New York: Free Press, 2009.
  • Pinches, Charles, and Jay B. McDaniel, eds. Good News for Animals? Christian Approaches to Animal Well-Being. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1993.
  • Scully, Matthew. Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.
  • Wennberg, Robert N. God, Humans, and Animals: An Invitation to Enlarge our Moral Universe. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003.

Books about Ecology and Economy

  • Klein, Naomi. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Simon & Schuster, 2014.
  • Lovins, L. Hunter, and Boyd Cohen. Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. New York: Hill & Wang, 2011.
  • McKibben, Bill. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. New York: Times Books, 2007.