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Student Rebecca Barnes-Davies will sign her new book

by Louisville Seminary | Feb 04, 2010
Meet Rebecca Barnes-Davies, author of 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth, at an autograph party, February 11, 12:30 p.m., in the Winn Center.

Barnes-Davies is a third-year Master of Divinity student and the first Arnold O. Schaap Presidential Scholar at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is an environmental activist with more than a decade of experience in advocating for public policy changes, educating groups of concerrned Christians, and writing numerous articles. She is a consultant for Environmental and Social Justice Ministires and also served as the director of Presbyterians Restoring Creation for the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Billed as one of the publisher’s lead titles for the 2009 fall season, 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Church Can Make a Difference “makes a clear connection, in a practical and unintimidating way, between stewardship of the earth and living one’s faith. The easy-to-follow book consists of seven chapters on topics related to global climate change: Water, Energy, Transportation, Food and Agriculture, People, Other Species, and Wilderness and Land Planning. For added encouragement, a “Walking the Talk” section is included, featuring examples of ways in which a person or faith community has made a difference.”

Publishers Weekly says, "In a slim handbook, Barnes-Davies gives readers real world, practical tips and encouragement for putting their faith into action as responsible stewards of God's creation. The clear and practical advice is a welcome addition to the increasing awareness among faith communities that environmental issues are religious, too."

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