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Summary

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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  • R. A. Boland
  • Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • 24-10-16

yes

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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  • Adam C
  • 30-07-18

A needed work!

I love this message! Such a practical exploration of Christian stewardship and its place in the fuller picture of the Gospel.

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  • K. Montgomery
  • 16-07-18

theological masterpiece after C. S. lewis's work

one of the only people with enough courage to combine sacred and secular fields and he does it seamlessly,
also there is something very profound about an auther performing his own masterpiece
for who better to add the right emphasis and inflections into his own work.
I hope all of his books are eventually published on audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-06-18

Amazing!

I loved listening to Joel explain how he believes what he is doing for a vocation displays Gods attributes! He really challenges the Church to question some of its attitudes towards the environment, animals, and food! I think this book could also help someone who is trying to find their calling in life as he is obviously someone who has!

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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!