Changing the Climate and The Art of Peace
Summer at last! Long days, sunshine, blue skies… and the occasional thunderstorm.
The weather is a major area of concern for one of our new titles this month. Written by the Hawker family, Changing the Climate is a workbook designed to help Christians apply the Bible in a climate emergency. It makes an excellent companion to our other recently published environmental titles. A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues is the book to read to get a solid grounding in environmental issues. Green Reflections: Biblical inspiration for sustainable living is the perfect, light-touch gift for a friend or family member. Changing the Climate is the book to help you start to work out in practice what actually needs to change as a church, family or individual, with dozens of practical tips to get you started.
‘A retreat in book form’
Our other new resource this month is The Art of Peace by the ever-popular David Cole. Echoing the message of Changing the Climate, in his chapter on Natural Space David quotes William McNamara: ‘The authentic Christian mystic is notoriously earthy. He loves the earth and takes good care of it,’ and claims that ‘much of western Christianity has a huge blind spot when it comes to eco-theology and experiencing the Divine in and through the natural world.’
Drawing inspiration from the Christian mystics and from his own lived experience, David guides us through chapters on Stillness, Silence, Solitude and Sanctuary to explore how we can not only find inner peace but maintain it in the midst of everyday life.
In the words of the book’s closing prayer:
A blessing of Divine peace be upon you:
A blessing of stillness rest upon your being.
A blessing of silence fill your being.
A blessing of solitude be in your being.
A blessing of sanctuary surround your being.
Head of Content Creation and Living Faith Lead