Wednesday, 01 February 2012 03:52
How God went about his act of Creation is a favourite topic for debate among Christians – as evidenced by the many letters to the NZ Baptist over the years.
Equally important, however, is the issue of what responsibilities we Christians have in caring for the Creation. So Dick Tripp’s book is a welcome addition to the ever-expanding debate over environmental activism.
The author explains what the Bible has to say about this responsibility in a logical manner. He sets the scene by describing the causes of the environmental crisis (assuming you believe there is one!) and the positive and negative influences of Christianity. Using meticulous research and quoting extensively from a wide range of sources, Dick explains the mandate Christians have been given to care for God’s creation.
He then goes on to explain the lessons that can be learnt from the Bible, from Genesis right through to Revelation, in the hope that we Christians can adopt an outlook and lifestyle that makes caring for the environment a priority in our lives.
At 146 pages it is a concise read that is rich in detail and provides a strong argument for Christians to be actively involved in efforts to restore God’s work.
By Dick Tripp
Avery Bartlett Books
– Duncan Pardon
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 03:49
Experienced author George Bryant, in his latest book Way to Go, takes his readers on a journey through the key sayings of Jesus Christ, “the world’s greatest teacher.”
Bryant says his motivation for writing this book was his disillusionment with so-called mature Christians not practising what they had been taught when the going gets tough in their lives.