"If I had to recommend a single recently published text as a must-read for a course on Christianity and ecology, especially climate change, it would be Robert Shore-Goss's wide-ranging and clearly written God Is Green: An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Compassion. Not only does he include almost all important books from his preferred 'kenotic theology,' to rituals for embodiment and practice, but he also delivers a one-volume analysis and critique of the 'field.' We are all in his debt for a useful and passionate call for a theological 'conversion' with accompanying radical action to help save our planet."
--Sallie McFague, Professor of Theology Emerita, Vanderbilt University Divinity School; Distinguished Theologian in Residence, the Vancouver School of Theology, British Columbia; author of Blessed Are the Consumers
"Robert Shore-Goss has written a beautiful meditative overview of greening in Christianity. [It is] not simply a fact-following-fact landscape but a weaving of the reader and author as participants in contemporary Christian ecological locations. Like a Compostela pilgrimage, the journey of reading here is challenging, communal, and playful all the way."
--John Grim, Codirector, Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale
"The Reverend Dr. Shore-Goss has pulled together a much-needed and beautifully compiled message for Christians on ecological theology. God is Green will give the reader a true understanding of what the human role and relationship is with Earth. He points out Jesus' call for protection and love for Creation. This is a direct and honest look at God's intention for the human purpose supported by many theologians and including Francis of Assisi. He argues that we are the gardeners."
--Sally G. Bingham, President, The Regeneration Project, Interfaith Power & Light
"An author known for his queer theology expands his horizons to find what spirituality can do to entice people of faith to free the Earth. God Is Green traces the roots of human contact with the sacred all the way to our mythological roots from the soil, and fashioned by God's all-purposing hands, we embody the sacred's commitment to a life connected with all living things. Ignoring this rootedness, this connectedness, is a dangerous game played by industrial cultures. Robert calls us all back to the Earth and our interrelatedness to all living things as essential to a healthy, whole, and full life."
--John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ
"There is a way of pushing the needed panic button with mere panic, and there is a way of pushing it with wisdom, scholarship, and compassion. We are blessed to have an excellent example of the latter here! Robert Shore-Goss is not preaching to the choir here but to anyone with a head, concern for the future, and even a bit of soul!"
--Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico