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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Sleeth Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Not long ago, J. Matthew Sleeth had a fantastic life and a great job as chief of the medical staff at a large hospital. He was living the American dream - until he saw an increasing number of his patients suffering from cancer, asthma, and other chronic diseases. He began to suspect that the Earth and its inhabitants were in deep trouble. Turning to Jesus for guidance, Sleeth discovered how the scriptural lessons of personal responsibility, simplicity, and stewardship could be applied to modern life. The Sleeths have since sold their big home and given away more than half of what they once owned. In Serve God, Save the Planet, Sleeth shares the joy of adopting a less materialistic, healthier lifestyle, stronger relationships, and richer spiritual lives. With the storytelling ease of James Herriot and the logical clarity of C. S. Lewis, Sleeth lays out the rationale for environmentally responsible life changes and a how-to guide for making those changes.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/22/2014

    " I confess, I am a tree hugger... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 1/13/2014

    " This was a so-so book. I often felt the author's descriptions were lacking. He really didn't motivate me to serve God or save the planet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Wissink | 1/2/2014

    " This book rocked my world and inspired me to take a more "green" path on my journey to become more intimate with HIM. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 12/27/2013

    " Christians have an increasingly important responsibility to make ourselves aware of environmental issues and to take steps to minimize our negative impact on creation, especially on other people. Americans use far too much electricity, produce too much garbage, and burn too much fuel. Sleeth challenges us to use less, both for the purpose of helping future generations and simply to improve our own lives - having more physical and mental space for God and our families. He focuses mostly on ideas of compassion, modesty, stewardship, creativity, etc. It's challenging without being preachy or cynical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 12/26/2013

    " very easy read. very practical. very much for anyone interested in understanding some green concepts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 12/22/2013

    " Christian environmentalist and medical doctor Sleeth is speaking nearby and I wanted to check out the book before hearing the speaker. This compact book is passionate about stepping out of the mainstream and cutting out the excess in our lives. His view is simply that if we fail to do this, there will not be an earth as we know it today to leave to future generations. His spiritual approach is meant to improve family life, save marriages, reduce stress, etc. It is clear he has a fully supportive partner; otherwise, most of his advice could not be achieved. There are practical steps such as hanging your wet clothes on a line, gardening, and getting rid of your electric ice maker. There are actually better books on these kinds of steps. More important is his passionate approach of choosing to live differently in an era where we often feel entitled to things and services that actively destroy the environment. A thoughtful read about earth care and the Christian emphasis is not overwhelming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jannalee | 12/21/2013

    " Was there a better book to make you want to recycle? I don't think so. I love the whole going green thing, because God is ticked that we kill everything. This book really helped me see the changes that I need to make, and I would definitely recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 11/2/2013

    " Challenging read - Sleeth really drives home the need for Christians to take drastic steps now to save the planet. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 10/21/2013

    " Interesting/inspiring perspective. He is a great speaker too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika Gill | 9/22/2013

    " I don't consider myself a Christian anymore, but I think this book is exactly the kind of spiritual wake-up call nature could use to reconnect people to the Earth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Travis Gable | 9/20/2013

    " I know I read it. I just don't remember much about it. An essay would have been sufficient. A whole book on the subject was overkill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/27/2013

    " There are very few books that speak deeply to me and move me while I read them. This is one of them, enjoying it lots! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 4/21/2013

    " I just listened to message by Dr. Sleeth at Mars Hill- his story is very compelling and challenging. Though I really want to read this one, I know it will be challenging and convicting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Henry | 12/24/2012

    " Very inspiring book. He tells his story of how he embraced environmentalism. He really focuses on how each individual can start living more ecologically. I wish he also advocated some political action to encourage more sustainable farms. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 11/19/2011

    " It's always good to read a book that stretches and challenges your habits and beliefs. I can't say I agree with everything this author said, but it has certainly challenged the way I think about the environment, my way of life, and serving and loving other people and God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/26/2011

    " Good book on how we are abusing God's creation, and what we should do to stop it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayspring | 5/11/2011

    " My brother just sent me this book and I have just started reading it. I can tell that the author will have a great perspective and I am looking forward to reading more. Thanks for the book, Donovan! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony | 4/2/2011

    " Best book I've read this year. Practical, down-to-earth, touching, it hit me hard on environmental issues that used to be so distant...it gets you into action mode...a must read for all Christians "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 9/19/2010

    " I love how this book illustrates the connection between being environmentally conscious and loving your neighbor. Highly recommended!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 3/1/2010

    " Lots of good tips and thought provoking ideas. LOve the way it brings in the message of the Bible and Christianity with Environmental Stewardship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 1/27/2010

    " It's a good read. The author gives some good suggestions on how to be a better steward of all that God has given us. Pretty basic stuff. For me it was more inspiring than eye opening but definitely worth checking out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 11/16/2009

    " I love how this book illustrates the connection between being environmentally conscious and loving your neighbor. Highly recommended!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 11/1/2009

    " It's a nice story of one family's green journey, but not all his examples are applicable to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 8/23/2009

    " I confess, I am a tree hugger... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 8/12/2009

    " Great practical advice on how to be better stewards of the planet. As a Christian, I believe it's one of my greatest duties and privileges, to care for the creation that God cares about, that He made. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 3/29/2009

    " Challenging read - Sleeth really drives home the need for Christians to take drastic steps now to save the planet. Highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 3/9/2009

    " while at times exceedingly impractical and lacking in style, this book has definitely changed the entire perspective on how to live even day to day. Definitely worth it's quick read and more for its profound message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/8/2009

    " It's always good to read a book that stretches and challenges your habits and beliefs. I can't say I agree with everything this author said, but it has certainly challenged the way I think about the environment, my way of life, and serving and loving other people and God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/27/2009

    " a gift from kelly bailey:)

    I just finished this book and it is great! Very insightful and will give you a lot to think about "

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