The Environment – Dave Gobbett

As a part of the Talking Points series from The Good Book Company, this is a quick, short delve into the topic. It is honest in stating that Christians, like all people, may well have differing opinions on the topic and is written with an air of humility, also acknowledging that we may not have all the answers! There are differing opinions that everyone needs to be respected and listened to.

But it does highlight that Christians have a unique viewpoint on the topic, in that we believe the world was created by God, and so we are called to respect and care for His creation.

This book does not tell us how to think or how to respond, but it presents the facts of what the Bible says and points towards, leaving the reader the space to make up their own mind.

This is a topic that has interested me for a while, and I have already had a good look through another book called Creation Care by Moo and Moo, which I can recommend if you want further reading. It goes into much depth on this topic, written by academic experts who communicate and consider the issues so well, from a Biblical perspective.

But The Environment is a really great introduction to this topic, offering a balanced, sensible view of the issues, encouraging a wise perspective. In my view, this is not a subject that we, as Christians, should be passive about. I feel we need to consider our response and act, and this book will enable the space for individuals to decide their own response, to prioritise those actions that are appropriate for their own lives.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, but was under no pressure to provide a favourable review.

The Environment, by Dave Gobbett, is available here.