Books

Books

Calvinists and eco-justice

A review of Mark Stoll

Surprisingly, evidence showed that the environmental movement’s most significant moments were overwhelmingly led by lapsed Presbyterians.

Food Fight, by Chris Herlinger and Paul Jeffrey

Journalist Chris Herlinger teams up with Paul Jeffrey, a United Methodist pastor and photojournalist, to tell stories of people who suffer from hunger and who work to combat it. The causes of hunger across the world—war, climate change, sexism, colonialism, political wrangling, unemployment—are woven into individual stories of those who are poor and hungry.

So much Twain

A review of Mark Twain

Together, the three volumes are five inches tall and weigh more than my children did when they emerged from the sea of their mother.

Evolving into community

A review of Edward O. Wilson

We all belong to a collective, evolutionary process in which we, like the ants, work together to build our community and preserve the species.

To the Table, by Lisa Graham McMinn

McMinn, a sociologist and co-owner of a small farm, presumes a certain level of privilege among her readers: choose heirloom seeds; eat only fair trade chocolate; avoid plastic food containers; and buy eggs “from a local source, if possible, and/or from chickens raised outside eating grass and bugs.” Still, this book is an enticing reflection on the sacramental nature of preparing and eating meals.