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Vegangelical: How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith

Vegangelical How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith Among the many pressing social concerns that have galvanized evangelical Christians response abortion human trafficking environmental degradation and many others the care of animals has received re

  • Title: Vegangelical: How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith
  • Author: Sarah Withrow King
  • ISBN: 9780310522379
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Among the many pressing social concerns that have galvanized evangelical Christians response abortion, human trafficking, environmental degradation, and many others the care of animals has received relatively little attention.Yet as author Sarah Withrow King deftly uncovers in Vegangelical, animal stewardship is a necessary aspect of a holistic ethic of Christian peace anAmong the many pressing social concerns that have galvanized evangelical Christians response abortion, human trafficking, environmental degradation, and many others the care of animals has received relatively little attention.Yet as author Sarah Withrow King deftly uncovers in Vegangelical, animal stewardship is a necessary aspect of a holistic ethic of Christian peace and justice Indeed, care for animal welfare correspondingly strengthens our care for environmental and human flourishing.Practical, restrained in its conclusions, and grounded on a broader theology of Christian compassion, Vegangelical calls readers to a greater attentiveness to one of the primary relationships in God s created order, that between humans and animals.

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    1. I'm not sure what I expected Vegangelical by Sarah Withrow King to be about but I didn't expect it to turn into a PETA commercial. The first half of the book didn't seem to flow with the topic of animals but rather like a textbook from a theology class. It got so deep that soon it was boring and I admit that I skimmed over it. As a Christian, I know WHO God is, WHAT God is, and what my connection with Him isunless you are writing for an atheist I saw no need to go into an in depth discussion of [...]


    2. First, let me offer a little autobiographical information. I love animals—I love all of creation. All I wanted to do up until I was sixteen years old was to be a zoologist and promote healthy, environmental living. My life direction changed, but my passions didn’t. I was president of the Alabama Animal Rights Fellowship (AARF—ha!) at the University of Alabama, attended a nationwide animal rights convention in Washington, D.C and marched in protest of animal cruelty. I decided overnight to [...]


    3. When I first ordered Vegangelical by Sarah, I was cautiously optimistic. I was encouraged to be reading a book about a topic that matters a great deal to me. A great deal in the sense that for me I believe to be a Christian should mean to live a vegetarian/vegan diet. I personally feel that as I have grown in my faith, I find the idea of Eden restored in the Genesis narrative to be one of being vegan. Also, that this restoration would mean harmony with the divine created order. That's why I had [...]


    4. "One person who is vegetarian spares more than one hundred animals from a nightmarish life and death every year."I really enjoyed reading this book. It wasn't too long to where you got sick of reading it fact, the book was quite short. There are a lot of details in this book that are hard to read (about the abuse and things that animals go through), but I think that it's something everyone needs to know about. All in all, Vegangelical was a unique read that I found interesting. I'm glad I read i [...]


    5. The first part of the book details the author theological beliefs, which I found helpful so I could see where we felt the same and where we differed. The second part is more about animal suffering and why she went vegan. I think this was great little book to help explain why Veganism isn't something Christians can't be and I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about this issue.I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of [...]


    6. **I received a copy of this book free from NetGalley & Zondervan in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.As a vegetarian Christian who struggles daily with whether or not it is all right from a faith perspective to even be a vegetarian. I've had Romans 14:2 KJV "For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs" used against me as a reason not to be vegetarian. So you can imagine my surprise to see a book that actually uses rese [...]


    7. I would truly recommend this book to every Christian out there. For too long, Christianity has neglected one of the critical responsibilities God has given us- to take care of all creation. King does a fantastic job of tying animal welfare back to scripture (specifically with regards to stewardship and dominion), and always reminding the reader that loving creation is an act of love for God. As she perfectly stated in one of my favorite quotes from the book: "People have accused me of emotionali [...]


    8. "For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now."This was a great book on the topic of the Christian faith and relation to animals. Short and accessible, but still packing a punch. She is practical and logical, but unshakably firm in the beliefs she expresses. The first half is on the Biblical motivations for caring for animals and creation in general. I found this to be one of the better expressions of a Christian ethic for animal care and de [...]


    9. Vegangelical: How Caring For Animals Can Shape Your Faith is a rare book. Evangelicals may be known for their social concerns, but care for animals doesn't usual make a blip on our radar. But this book is rare for another reason. Sarah Withrow King has written a book that is warm, accessible and challenging and theologically robust. She is an animal rights activist who has worked for PETA and is now the deputy director of the Sider Center of Eastern University and the codirector of Creature Kind [...]


    10. Sarah Withrow King's Vegangelical: How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith draws upon the biblical vision of peacefulness in creation in order to develop a consistent Christian ethic of creation care -- which includes care for the animals.Isaiah 11 has been an important part of that vision for King, and captured my moral imagination in college. In it, the Kingdom is depicted as that time and place in which nations -- including the animal kingdom -- rally with Yahweh. And then there's the mos [...]


    11. The author--who makes her career speaking about faith and animal care-- has presented an argument for why Christians are tasked with the care of all creatures. I love the use of Sarah's scriptures-- such great evidence that God loves animals. She also doesn't shy away from taking on the arguments for why humans are supposed to eat meat. Sarah ends by saying-- do what you can to reduce suffering. Start with small changes.


    12. Vegangelical by Sarah Withrow King is a book trying to prove with Biblical references that one should not eat meat but the author forgot verses that point to the opposite.Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. Geneses 9:3Romans 14:1-23 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who ea [...]


    13. I'm still reading this book, and having a difficult time with it. I borrowed it because it's written by someone who's deeply religious and loves and respect animals. Personally, I am not religious so I am having to grit my teeth through the first part of the book because the author talks about her faith and quotes scripture. I respect her courage to share her faith with the readers because it's clear it has guided her life. She segues into questioning how humans can justify inflicting cruelty on [...]


    14. The author has organized the contents of the book in two parts: Theological Foundation and Using Animals. Sarah is a Christina and an animal activist (PETA). I enjoyed reading about not eating meat and dairy from her perspective and opinion. Her style of writing is a bit confusing at first because there's so much information regarding much animal abuse and tons of scripture sprinkled throughout the book. Then towards the end, we hear about the reasons why the author is a vegan and recommends thi [...]


    15. With Vegangelical, Sarah Withrow King shows that veganism and animal-rights advocacy are not at odds with a Bible-believing Christian ethic. On the contrary, taking faith and the scriptures seriously, Sarah takes on theologies of dominionism and creation care, and points out persuasively that a vegan lifestyle is in line with God's Word. Sarah's passionate about Jesus and about his kingdom, which includes the animal kingdom, since all things are created by him and subject to him now and for eter [...]


    16. I eat meat, and I love to do so. I encourage others to stick with the same plan of eating meat that we have had forever. While I do not think it fair to treat animals cruelly or inhumane in any way, some have to die respectively and for the purpose they were intended as to feed and keep humans and other animals alive. One does not look down upon other animals killing each other violently and if God did not want that to happen it would not. So this book is a bit out of my league and did nothing b [...]


    17. King approaches the reader by acknowledging the stereotypes she fulfils straightaway: “I’m a Christian and an animal advocate, so I almost never get invited to dinner parties.” Continuing this conversational tone, King remains relatable without compromising the informative purpose of her words. King’s information is backed up not only by animal welfare sources (cited in an index) but also by scripture. She also offers discussion questions, encouraging deeper thought beyond the presented [...]


    18. I expected it to be much more preachy and full of shoulds. Instead, the information was presented and you are left to do what you will with the information. Not everyone will become vegan or vegetarian as a result of reading this. But it will challenge you to make better choices and choose kindness. To look at the current situations surrounding how we get meat onto our plates was extremely sobering. I'm not going to say I agree with her opinions 100%, but I am glad to have read them and it does [...]


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