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The Green Bible
Is God green? Did Jesus have anything to say about nature? With over 1,000 references to the earth in the Bible, the message is clear. All of God’s creation – nature, animals, and humanity – are inextricably linked to one another. As creation cares for us, we too are called to care for creation and engage in the work of healing and sustaining it. Read the scriptures anew with The Green Bible as your guide and discover how caring for the earth is not only a calling, but also a lifestyle.

The Minimalists
Minimalism underlines the futility of our tendency to accumulate things. Things we don’t need or things that add no value to our lives. Yet we keep on buying stuff. Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College, affirms, “Advertising has infiltrated and polluted our culture.” The advent of online shopping has allowed this infiltration to multiply many times over. Today when we are connected 24/7, adver-tisers know where to carpet-bomb us with ads. There is no escape – shopping apps and social media don’t let us get off the treadmill.

The Space Between the Stars
Broadcaster and passionate gardener Indira Naidoo suffered heartbreak in 2020, when during Melbourne’s first lockdown, one of her two younger sisters committed suicide. This book is her attempt to make sense of it all, and her account of now nature has helped her heal.

The Laws of Subtraction
In an Age of Excess. May observes, “At the heart of every difficult decision lie three tough choices: What to pursue versus what to ignore. What to leave in versus what to leave out. What to do versus what to don’t. The key is to remove any-thing obviously excessive, confusing, wasteful, unnatural, hazardous.”

MMM … Issue 31, July 2022