Those who pick up Saving Godâ€™s Green Earth are in for a delightful and easy read. Tri Robinson, founding pastor of the Vineyard Boise Church, passionately shares his journey and experience with creation care. This is a cookies-on-the-lowest-shelf kind of presentation, perfect for those who eschew or simply ignore the subject.
Robinson outlines Godâ€™s work in his life with respect to taking care of the earth and simply yet powerfully sounds a new call for the church to enter back into this biblical mandate. Already â€œgreenâ€ readers and those unseasoned in creation care alike will find portions of scripture expounded in a helpful way as they discover more of Godâ€™s heart for His creation.
Through practical narrative and short scripture teachings, Robinson shows how well the Christian faith mixes with environmental stewardship. Each chapter is followed by a short vignette highlighting various Christian leaders such as Dr. Calvin DeWitt, Ed Brown and Dr. Jeffrey Greenburg, who, among others, have been living, teaching and â€œdoingâ€ creation care. Surprisingly, no women were mentioned in these illustrations, presumedly because no known prominent women in the field were found to highlight.
The book does not leave one completely in the hypothetical realm, but rather offers a few succinct thoughts on how to get into the action. Robinson might have expanded this section a bit more. However for church groups new to environmental stewardship, this is a great place to gather start-up ideas. Saving Godâ€™s Green Earth is a very accessible book on the topic and could easily be used in a study setting.
For more on the author and others mentioned in this article, as well as recent highlights of the churchâ€™s increased involvement in creation care, visit these sites: