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From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to listeners to honor the animals and the land and to produce food based on spiritual principles.

Joel Salatin is perhaps the nation's best known farmer, whose environmentally friendly, sustainable Polyface Farms has been featured in Food, Inc. and Time magazine. Now, in his first audiobook written for a faith audience, Salatin offers a deeply personal argument for earth stewardship and calls for fellow Christians to join him in looking to the Bible for a foodscape in line with spiritual truth. Salatin urges Christians to rethink America's allegiance to cheap corporate food that destroys creation in its production, impoverishes third world countries, and supports oligarchical interests. He wonders why Christians ignore and even revel in unhealthy eating habits and factory farming that runs counter to God's design. With scripture and biblical stories, Salatin presents an alternative and shows listeners that in appreciating the pigness of pigs, we celebrate the glory of God.

©2016 Joel Salatin (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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A great book of at times hard question but wrote from love. I will have to buy this in paper format to share with key people in my faith community and to donate to local library. What a game changing read. Thank you

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  • Shawn C.
  • 05-07-16

Non-Christian listener who found it very enjoyable

Always enjoy a Salatin book. Will recommend to Christian friends and family. Thanks Again Joel.

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  • Scott S.
  • 13-07-16

Excellent!

Loved it! Covered all the bases and then some. It is great that it's narrated by the author.

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  • M
  • 20-09-16

interesting perspective

enjoyed hearing this man share his worldview with integrity. don't necessarily agree with everything but it is thought provoking.

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  • Bridget
  • 04-07-16

Enlightening and thought provoking

I had never thought about God's stewardship in this way. Joel makes a lot of sense. I will be thinking about this when I make food choices.

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  • David Beard
  • 04-06-16

Nail on the Head

Just like the author stated at the beginning, this book was definitely a breath of fresh air. I have been touching on these subjects for the past few years behind our pulpit, and will continue to do so. Most importantly, I pray for strength to be a doer and not just a hearer. I have agreed with and admired Joel's farming practices for years and hope to implement them on a much smaller scale on my property.

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  • Gerowyn
  • 11-05-16

Outstanding

I love this book and I look forward to re hearing it again and again

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-05-18

I am NOT a Christian and yet I encourage everyone to read this book.

Another excellent book/audio. Joel always has something rewarding to say whether he’s sharing his farming philosophies or his faith.
Thanks, Joel, for another revealing viewpoint on life and how we live it. Folks, regardless of your beliefs, there is useful knowledge in this book.
Cheers!

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  • Mother of Chickens
  • 17-05-18

A timely and articulate call to fellow Christians

Joel communicates the connection between Christians and our responsibility to care for Gods creations — including our neighbors and nature. Clear and logical. This should be on the reading list of every Christian and fellowship group — or perhaps others who are interested in how to best communicate to Christians who might not practicing their faith when it comes to caring for God’s creations.

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  • Digital Daniel
  • 07-05-18

I just like listening to Joel!

I'm not the target audience, buy I always appreciate the understanding I'll achieve by listening to someone who doesn't agree with me.
in this case, I agree with Joel's mission to encourage Americans to take their food more seriously, learn about it and support the good food that comes from good sustainable practices.
unfortunately in this day and age, many self-described Christians do not live by teachings of the Bible and the example of Jesus Christ, thus Joel as a consistent man of faith has to write this book to educate his fellow Christians.
People of deep faith are very helpful to the survival and ascendancy of human civilization, but people of faith just in name and not with the full understanding cause destruction with their limited understanding of their faith. (this is very general and applies to Muslims and people of other religions as well)
if I turn Christian one day, I'll credit it Joel Salatin! :)

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  • MICHAEL BERENS
  • 18-04-18

Life's a journey; respect your fellow travelers

Empassioned telling of Joel Salatin's wrestling of sustainable farming as a deep-integrity Christian. Touches unflinchingly on caring for living things through growth-to- harvest cycle. Pleads for tacit love of life (soil, plants, animals) in all its diversity and scale, with an unflinching recognition that death (taking of life) is requisite to nourishing life. He draws parallels between the life cycle and the resurrected spiritual life offered by the death of Jesus. The rarity of this line of reasoning, and its coherence with stuff that everyone knows who eats food, is a very sticky message that is not flippantly shaken. This is a provocative contribution to a thinking follower of Jesus.