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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.

©2011 Matthew Sleeth, M.D. (P)2011 Zondervan

Critic Reviews

"Creation is groaning. And Matthew Sleeth has responded. Serve God, Save the Planet is not an alarmist call of despair, but a hopeful invitation to re-imagine the way we live. Sleeth's words have the urgency of an ER crisis coupled with the deep faith that the Church is ready to join God in healing the wounded world." (Shane Claiborne, activist and author of The Irresistible Revolution.)

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  • Daniel Hooper
  • 03-10-2020

Makes you think but...

He makes you think about how we affect the world and our environment. But he is too focused on the environment and seems to forget about humans. I disagree with his positive opinion on the food pyramid, microwaves, and vaccines. And his Hitler and Churchill discuss is very strange. The book is dated. I would recommend Joel Salatin's "Pigness of Pigs" for Christians.

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  • Preacher John Carson
  • 12-03-2020

Intriguing

I for the most part enjoyed this book. The author makes the strongest case possible for loving our neighbor by helping the environment. Within reason, this is good advice.

Sadly, the author in the midst of lots of good advice goes to the extreme and suggest Christians should have less children. This is disastrous to the faith and is such bad advice it is hard to recommend the book at all.

Secondly, I fear it is so easy to think being “moral” is more about eating tofu instead of sexual purity and sacrificial giving amongst other good works. This either or tendency is a massive temptation for the sinful heart, and must be guarded against.

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  • Michael
  • 06-03-2017

Entertaining, challenging, convicting, and bits of fun!

Great book, the Author is a little intense and has some radical approaches. But it is challenging and reverberates truth throughout.

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  • Sam DeSocio
  • 17-04-2016

Great starting point

A very good entry book on the subject. Something I'd easily recommend. I'm looking forward to reading his next one.

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