Book List for Worship
NEW! Ben Stewart. A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (Fortress, 2011).
NEW! The Season of Creation: A Preacher’s Commentary, edited by Norman Habel, David Rhoads, and Paul Santmire (Fortress, 2011).
Sam Hamilton-Poore. Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation (Upper Room, 2008).
Earth and All the Stars edited by Anne Hawthorn (Wipf and Stock, 2008).
Gordon Lathrop. Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology (Fortress, 2003).
Paul Santmire. Ritualizing Nature: Renewing Christian Liturgy in a Time of Crisis (Fortress, 2008).
LeQuire, Stan L. ed. The Best Preaching on Earth: Sermons on Caring for Creation.
This is a collection of sermons from evangelical leaders such as John Scott, Ron Sider, Madeleine L'Engle, Philip Yancey, Eugene Peterson. These sermons cover such topics as worship of the Creator, sin and environmental degradation, and lessons on discipleship from creation. Judson PR. Valley Forge PA 19482-0851. Includes sermon ideas. $16.00. Can be ordered from The Environmental Justice Resource Distribution, call 800-762-0968 or Fax 219-262-0966.
McCarthy, Scott. Celebrating the Earth: An Earth-Centered Theology of Worship with Blessings, Prayers, and Rituals. (San Jose: Resource Publications, 1991).
Formerly Creation Liturgy, this revised and expanded edition explores creation-centered spirituality and offers a variety of rituals, blessings, and ecumenical liturgies.
Roberts, Elizabeth and Elais Amidon, ed. Earth Prayers From Around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth.
Intended as a call to prayer for the earth, this book is a collection of prayers and other writings on creation from various traditions. The book includes a calendar of holidays that are times to incorporate earth prayers. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1991. 1991 pap. $15.00 Rev. ed. 480p. 1993 $22.00 (0-06-250888-1).
Rowthorn, Anne, ed. Earth and All the Stars: Reconnecting with Nature through Hymns, Stories, Poems and Prayers from the World's Great Religions and Cultures. Navato,California: New World Library, 200
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