Year of Plenty Book Reading and Discussion
Could your family live for a year without buying anything new? Listen to Craig Goodwin read from his book about doing just that!
Nov 03, 2011
from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
|Where||University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA|
|Contact Name||Jessie Dye|
|Contact Phone||(206) 632-2426|
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In 2008, Pastor Craig Goodwin and his young family embarked on a year-long experiment to consume only what was local, used, homegrown, or homemade. On November 3, hear Goodwin read from his book Year of Plenty, in which he recounts his family's journey away from consumerism.
In Year of Plenty, Goodwin shares the winsome story of how an average suburban family stumbled onto the cultural cutting edge of locavores, backyard chickens, farmers' markets, simple living and going green. More than that, it is the timely tale of Christians exploring the intersections of faith, environment, and everyday life.
“The replacement god most evident in our generation is consumerism. Year of Plenty is a gentle but insistent expose of this consumerist replacement god. It is also a convincing witness to the sanctity of the everyday, the ordinary, the things we eat and clothes we wear, the names of our neighbors and the money we spend, which is to say, Jesus in our neighborhood.”
-Eugene H. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College and author of The Message
Earth Ministry and University Presbyterian are excited to host this book event in Seattle. A discussion with Rev. Goodwin will follow the reading.