A Hopeful Earth, a new book by Bishop Sally Dyck and Sally Ehrman is now available. According to Abingdon Press, this is a great book for small groups, Sunday school classes, as well as a 2011 Lenten study. A study guide to this book is available.

According to Dyck, the environment is God’s creation and Christians should be at the front of the crowd when it comes to taking care of it. Yet we find ourselves in a creation crisis.

A Hopeful Earth, a unique study, draws together the Christian faith of Bishop Dyck and the scientific world of her niece, Sally Ehrman, to address this crisis. As these two discuss the environment, readers will find that sometimes differing world views are both crucial to making lasting changes. They’ll also discover how the church can reach out to the younger generation by joining them in the race to save the planet.

A Hopeful Earth will bridge the gap between Jesus and the environment and guide readers in understanding that living as good stewards of God’s creation is a significant component of what it means to follow Jesus.

Sally Dyck serves as bishop of the Minnesota Conference of The United Methodist Church. She received theological training from Boston University School of Theology (M. Div., 1978), University of Geneva/World Council of Churches (graduate certificate, 1978), and United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio (D. Min., Black Church Studies, 1989).

Her upbringing in a Mennonite home instilled in her the understanding that personal piety is inextricably woven to peace and justice advocacy.

She has been married to the Rev. Kenneth Ehrman, a United Methodist elder, since 1976. The two have traveled the globe together by plane, bicycle and on foot.

Sample the text of this book online at www.abingdonpress.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=6199.