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Reviews of Books, some of which have appeared in the Green Christian Magazine

New Book Reviews: November 2019

New Book Reviews on Green Christian’s Website in November 2019:

Being Human, by Rowan Williams, March 2018. Reviewed by Andrew Norman

Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were, by Philip Lymbery, March 2018. Reviewed by Rev Dr John Harrison

The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Well-Being of Nations,

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Why Progressives Need God – Review

Why Progressives Need God: An ethical defence of monotheism, by John Clatworthy, November 2017. Christian Alternative, ISBN: 978-1780997742, 392 pages. RRP: £14.99 (paperback)

Reading this book, I was full of admiration for the informed way that a self-confessed liberal Christian went in to bat on behalf of the monotheistic God.

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This is Not a Drill – Review

This is Not a Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook, by various authors, 13th June 2019. Penguin Books, ISBN 978-0141991443, 208 pages. RRP £7.99 (paperback)

‘It just might work.’ These are the opening words of Rowan Williams’ Afterword to this book. Having discussed some of the issues he continues with,

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Tales You Won’t Believe – Review

Tales You Won’t Believe, by Gene Stratton-Porter, Hutchinson

This is the earliest book I have found that speaks of climate change. Published about 1913, I came across it when I was poking about a second-hand book shop, and found it enchanting.

Stratton-Porter was an American writer,

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Soil and Soul – Review

Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, by Alastair McIntosh, Aurum Press, 2001. ISBN 978 1 85410 942 2, 384 pages. RRP £10.99 (paperback)

In this powerful and provocative book, Scottish writer and campaigner Alastair McIntosh shows how it is still possible for individuals and communities to take on the might of corporate power and emerge victorious. It is a precursor to the more recent challenge by Naomi Klein in her book,

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Despair and Hope – Reviews

Despair and Hope

“One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.” Aldo Leopold (1887-1948)

One of the new features of the Guardian weather page is the daily count of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,

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Reimagining Britain – Review

Reimagining Britain: Foundations for Hope, by Justin Welby, March 2018. Bloomsbury, ISBN: 9781472946072. RRP £16.99 (hardback)

This book is unusual both in its author and in its subject matter. Justin Welby is the present Archbishop of Canterbury, a non-theologian and formerly an oil industry executive.

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Public Faith in Action – Review

Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity, by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, July 2016. Brazos Press, ISBN 9781587433849, 256 pages. RRP £12.99 (paperback)

This book is divided into three parts, consisting of twenty-five readable chapters that can be digested independently.

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