"Dave Bland and Sean Patrick Webb are skilled in finding the wisdom in creation in the biblical 'Wisdom' literature. . . . If you wish to number your days so as to get a heart of wisdom, take and read. Become 'attentive to the voices and the lessons of the nonhuman world together with which we make up a single community of creation.'"
--Holmes Rolston III, University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Colorado State University
"The Hebrew sages saw the wonder, order, and agency of God's creation, and this literature is often neglected in environmental discussions. Dave Bland and Sean Patrick Webb draw out the meaning of their insights for contemporary ethics. Using the social and physical sciences as well as the arts, they connect character, justice, and creation to offer a wonderfully shaped and deeply informed Christian environmental ethic."
--John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University; Author of Loving Creation: Embracing God's Forgotten Mission
"What a wonderful book. There isn't anything quite like it. By highlighting the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament in the study of environmental ethics, the authors argue that human character, and more exactly certain virtues such as wisdom, shapes the basic relationship between humans and nonhumans and thus should inform our sense of responsibility to creation. Erudite, well written, and timely."
--Steven Bouma-Prediger, Hope College; Author of For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care
"Dave Bland has helpfully led us through scripture in many books. Now Dave teams up with Sean Patrick Webb to help us think with scriptural imagination about issues related to creation care, the environment, and our stewardship of God's good gifts. Christians will find practical, biblical guidance in this lively, engaging book."
--William Willimon, United Methodist bishop, retired; Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School