About Tending to Eden
Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God's People offers a global perspective on the theological foundation for caring for the earth and its people. Throughout the book, Plant With Purpose Executive Director Scott Sabin recounts his personal journey of helping the poor and the environment and brings the reader into poor rural communities in Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, Burundi, the Dominican Republic, and Thailand through compelling language and eloquent story telling. The book also includes a creation care study guide which is perfect for a group Bible study.
Tending to Eden was named a finalist in the Christianity Today Book of the Year Awards & also in the National Indie Excellence Awards. Click here to visit the Indie Awards website, and see Tending to Eden listed under the “Environment/Green” category.
"Port-au-Prince loomed all around us, as if the tide had come in over the cinderblock-and-iron architecture and stranded garbage and rubble on every horizontal surface. Human beings spilled out onto the broken streets, in every sort of dress imaginable. A naked man walked past a gentleman in a pinstriped suit, who was picking his way through the debris. People filled each alley and turned every sidewalk into an impromptu market. Rotting fruit and raw sewage odors combined with the smell of frying meat and exhaust. UN convoys of white SUVs and armored personnel carriers pass frequently… Today I know those mountains, and I know the people who live in them. I’ve developed a deep love and a great deal of respect for these people. I know their dreams, their courage, and the incredible persistence with which they work to take care of their families. I know the lack of opportunity that has made the destruction of this land inevitable."
— from the Preface
Scott Sabin is available for comments and interviews regarding Tending to Eden and Plant With Purpose’s work in Haiti. Contact Becky Rosaler at email@example.com.
Praise for Tending to Eden
This is a highly personal approach to educating and inspiring today's evangelical church to think biblically, locally, and internationally about environmental stewardship. Easy to read and practical to implement, Tending to Eden offers a fresh vision of how Christians in this new century can love our neighbors, especially 'the least of these,' by caring for God's creation.”
— Rev. Jim Ball, PhD, senior director, Climate Campaign, Evangelical Environmental Network
The evangelical recovery of creation continues with this compelling account of why environmental problems matter for Christian faith and mission. Vividly narrated from his own experience, Sabin makes practical and theological connections between poverty and ecology, evangelism and climate change, earth and gospel.”
— Willis Jenkins, PhD, Margaret Farley Assistant Professor of Social Ethics, Yale Divinity School
"After reading this very readable book with its powerful storytelling and its accessible survey of best practices in creation care, for the rest of your life you will see a bigger picture than you've ever seen before when it comes to matters of human poverty, health, prosperity, and security."
— Brian McLaren, author, speaker, and pastor, from the Foreward
This is a must read for anyone who wants to really make a difference in the world today.”
— Edward R. Brown, author of "Our Father’s World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation" and Director of Care of Creation Inc.
About the Author
A national speaker in the creation care movement, Scott Sabin has been published in various periodicals including The New York Times ("Devestated Haiti Braces for an Active Hurricane Season," July 2010) and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Most recently, articles have appeared in Christianity Today (“Trees of Life,” November 2009), and Relevant (“Planting with Purpose,” May/June 2009). Since the Haiti earthquake, Sabin has been interviewed on Fox 5 News, KBPS, and KUSI, all in San Diego.