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Book Club Resources

Since 2020, our EEN community has enjoyed gathering online to read and discuss a variety of books that dive deeper into creation care, stewardship, and climate action through our Beth Bond Memorial Book Club. Now, we've developed downloadable discussion guides for some of the most popular books we've covered to help you bring these meaningful studies to your communities! Continue reading to see which books have guides available for download. You can also view recordings of exclusive Q&A sessions with each book's author from previous seasons of book club!

Simply complete the form below to receive our three downloadable, five-week discussion guides* designed for groups or personal study straight to your email. 

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Following Jesus in a Warming World: A Christian Call to Climate Action

Kyle Meyaard-Schaap

Have you ever looked at the effects of climate change and the apathy of so many around you and wondered, "What are we missing here?"

Climate activist Kyle Meyaard-Schaap understands this feeling from personal experience. But in his years of speaking to and equipping Christians to work for climate action, he's seen the trend begin to shift. More and more young Christians are waking up to the realities of climate change. They want to help, but they're not sure how.

Through stories from the field, theological and scriptural exploration, and practical advice, Meyaard-Schaap offers hope to Christians paralyzed by the scale of the crisis, helping us turn our paralysis into meaningful action. Following Jesus in a Warming World is a field guide for Christian climate action—one grounded not in a sense of guilt or drudgery, but in the joy of caring for creation.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Katharine Hayhoe

Called “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how.

In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy.

Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change.

Garbage Theology: The Unseen World of Waste and What It Means for the Salvation of Every Person, Every Place, and Every Thing

Caleb Cray Haynes

What if you looked out your window and saw Jesus going through your trash can? Would that surprise you?

The greatest illusion of our time comes in the form of waste. From landfills, to micro-trash, to invisible emissions, to imperceivable pollutants, to the factories and shores we never see... it's all hidden away from our sight. However, the harmful effects of this global wastefulness reaches far and wide. It's touching the lives of everyone you love, every place you've been, and every single thing you can imagine.

So, what if God is actually very interested in your waste? What if your faith requires a greater awareness about the things you eat, buy, and throw away? Could it be that your salvation is tied to all of God's creation and that you have the opportunity to join God's work of restoration?

While addressing the environmental challenges of our time, Garbage Theology seeks to connect our Biblical call to keep and serve creation with how we live our lives today. Through personal stories extracted from years of working in the trash and recycling industry while pastoring a local church, author Caleb Cray Haynes introduces and examines a theology of waste through the lens of Scripture and our story as the people of God in the context of our current global waste emergency.

*The discussion guides on this webpage were created by staff members of the Evangelical Environmental Network for the purpose of facilitating Christ-centered, creation-care-focused reflection and discussion for individuals and groups such as Bible studies, church small groups, and personal book clubs. As such, they are free to download and use and are not officially endorsed by or affiliated with any publisher or author. 

Please additionally note that the views and opinions expressed by the authors in these books are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Evangelical Environmental Network. 

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