God's Gardeners

God's Gardeners : Creation Care Stories from Singapore and Malaysia

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This collection of stories marks Singapore's first book on creation care. Each story captures how ordinary Christians from different walks of life have humbly put their faith into radical action, and integrated the biblical ethos of creation care into the everyday. The writers reflect on creation care as an organic part of the path of discipleship and missional living, rather than an imposed or burdensome duty.

The book presents a refreshing local perspective on the distinctiveness of Christian environmental ethics, seeks to encourage fellow Christians on this creation care journey, and inspire those who have yet to begin. Ultimately, it is an invitation to followers of Christ to care for God's marvellous creation as an act of worship and love.This collection of stories marks Singapore's first book on creation care. Each story captures how ordinary Christians from different walks of life have humbly put their faith into radical action, and integrated the biblical ethos of creation care into the everyday. The writers reflect on creation care as an organic part of the path of discipleship and missional living, rather than an imposed or burdensome duty.

The book presents a refreshing local perspective on the distinctiveness of Christian environmental ethics, seeks to encourage fellow Christians on this creation care journey, and inspire those who have yet to begin. Ultimately, it is an invitation to followers of Christ to care for God's marvellous creation as an act of worship and love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 9.91mm | 167.83g
  • Midview City, Singapore
  • English
  • 9811436622
  • 9789811436628
  • 13,835

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"I had assumed that belief in a Creation implied that everything around us had divine origins and was thus guaranteed love, respect, and careful stewardship. The plight of our environment suggests otherwise. As the essays in this thought- and soul-provoking collection demonstrate, creation care is not automatic for everyone. And it won't happen without commitment and a re-examination of Scripture, our world, and our own faith. But my, how the benefits are manifold, tangible, and within reach!"
-- Shawn Lum, President, Nature Society (Singapore)

"Read this book if you care for God's creation! Written from the perspective of people with deep roots in the 'Little Red Dot' and Malaysia, these stories and reflections demonstrate the personal, theological, and biblical underpinnings of the contributors. A privatised faith? Absolutely not! The ecological crisis cannot be avoided or ignored, but must be addressed by the individual and the Church, whose missional quest in caring for creation is gaining momentum. This book provides some thoughts and actions for us all. 'The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it!' (Psalm 24:1 NRSV)." --Tan Yak-hwee, Associate Professor, Tainan Theological College, Taiwan; Katong Presbyterian Church, Singapore

"If you have been looking for everyday stewards of the earth, you can find them and their stories in this inspiring collection. They are people from different walks of life who care about our environment and take action through their work and in their daily practices. They walk the talk, and are united by a strong common faith. Their stories are worth reading and sharing." -- Tan Beng Chiak, Educator

"This book is a sign of hope. Christians and churches all over the world are stepping up to love the people and places where God has planted them, and Singapore is no exception. My love for God's creation was first kindled while growing up in this city, so I am greatly encouraged. Inspiring, practical, and biblically grounded, this book features rich stories and wisdom from a diverse cast of creation care leaders and practitioners. Read God's Gardeners and be empowered to join in the good work that God calls all of us to do." --Ben Lowe, Chair, A Rocha USA; Chair, Evangelicals for Social Action
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