Friday, April 24, 2009

Book Giveaway: Gardening Eden by Mike Abbate

About the Book: Before the snake, the apple, and the Ten Commandments, God created a garden, placed humans in it, and told them to take care of it.

“Spiritual environmentalism” did not start out as an oxymoron—it was an invitation. Yet today, many believe God’s original job description for humankind has been replaced by other worthier pursuits. So when did this simple instruction become so controversial? How does one sort through all the mixed messages? Is making the world a healthier place for the next generation really a responsibility—or even possible?

Gardening Eden is a new understanding of how the spiritual dimensions of life can find expression and renewal through caring for our incredible planet. Empowering, simple, and never polemical, Michael Abbaté outlines the Bible’s clear spiritual benefits of caring for creation, exploring new motivations and inspired ideas, and revealing the power of our basic connection to all people and living things through the growing interest in spiritual environmentalism.

Green living is no longer a fad—simple lifestyle solutions are now available to everyone. Gardening Eden shows readers how this shift transforms not only our world, but their very souls as they’re drawn into deeper harmony with the Creator. This book invites them to discover the powerful spiritual satisfaction of heeding the call to save our world.

Giveaway: Leave a comment and tell me a way you've changed to be more green in the past year and I'll enter your name into a drawing for a copy of this book. Be sure to leave a valid email address. Open worldwide.


Debs Desk said...

I have started carrying my own bags to the store and I have started sorting out my trash. Please include me in your giveaway.

Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

I'm reading the New York Times online instead of purchasing it on Sundays. Also at work, we offered people the chance to receive our newsletter online ... an overwhelming number of people responded yes, so that was very heartening to see! I'd love to win this book.

Rhonda Gales said...

I've starting recycling anything that I can use in my scrapbooks, crafts or shipping products for my on-line business. That's shipping peanuts, bubble wrap, birthday, Christmas cards etc.

Please stop and list your give away on our Oh Snap - Blog Give Away post.

Annie1 said...

I've been recycling for years but within the last year we have been trying to save more water. We time our showers, we don't leave the water running while we brush our teeth and I save veggie water (cooled down) to water our plants!


Tempest52 said...
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Tempest52 said...

I've pared my expenses down by reusing and repurposing everything possible. If I can't recycle it myself, I give it to someone who can. I have a garden every year and revel in all the fresh organic tasteful vegetables and fruit minus the artificial packaging.

Haiku Amy said...

Just the other day I bought some of those reusable grocery bags. I get tired of the amount of plastic grocery sacks around the house. Even though I reuse those as garbage can liners, I still have way too many. So I am hoping to cut back on the plastic sacks.

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TexasRed said...

We've just planted a garden at our house for the first time. Hopefully we'll be able to grow lots of our favorite produce and dehydrate / preserve some this fall.

Ivÿ said...

I've been doing my fair little share of conserving the environment.

I recycle packaging (envelopes, plastics) so long as they look decent and presentable.

I use the back of papers as scratch pads.

I sort out biodegradables & non-biodegradable stuff in containers so as to send them off to the village collectors.

I use vinegar for some household cleanings tasks. :)



Anita Yancey said...

I started buying more earth friendly cleaners, and paper products.


Liyana said...

I've started recycling all my old textbooks that nobody wants *the ones that they do, I give it to them) and old novels? Bookmooch them!

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

I use reusable bags, I've switched to all CFL bulbs, I've also started using more dishtowels instead of paper towels.


I ♥ Book Gossip said...

I've made an effort to unplug every outlet before I leave my house. Saved me hundreds for the electric bill.

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