The Green Good News by T. Wilson Dickinson

How do we connect God’s creation with with the thought of empire that seems to take the front seat more often than not in the world? This is nothing new, as Jesus came preaching about the exact same thing. Dickinson takes an in-depth look at what it means to truly follow Christ today and how we can live out the “Green Good News.”

Utilizing scripture and the radical way of Jesus, Dickinson leads the reader to look at scripture in new and exciting ways that brings it to the heart of the gospel. He is not afraid to call out the “empire” that we find ourselves today and states, “we must lose some of the “peace” and “prosperity” that the empire of wealth has promised.”

He includes an in-depth discussion on food-systems and how they have been shaped by the society live and how they are much different from what Jesus had in mind. This leads to the theology of sharing food at the table and the deep relationships it can create. This book would make a great addition to a church book study and shared among colleagues.

Thanks to Speakeasy for providing the opportunity to review this book.

By Alex Steward

I am a husband, father, and pastor within the ELCA. I did not grow up in the church and thus come at this pastoring thing with an unique perspective.

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