I was invited to provide a book review for Christy Baldwin’s chidren’s book Care for Creation.
We hear and see the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” daily. It’s woven through the programming on the Discovery Channel and Planet Earth, and just about any blog you surf through has the phrase plastered in the header.
Do we really know what it means? Do we live it? Do we pass it on to our children?
The word stewardship is often associated with the words “tithe,” “generosity,” and “money.” While these associations are not wrong, stewardship means much more than simply giving time, talent, and treasure. We are also called by God to be faithful stewards to all of His creation. We do not own the earth and its resources; rather, they belong to God and we are responsible for caring for them and sharing them for the benefit of humanity.
As explained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2402: In the beginning God entrusted the earth and its resources to the common stewardship of mankind to take care of them, master them by labor, and enjoy their fruits. The goods of creation are destined for the whole human race.”
Furthermore Catechism, no. 2415 notes:
“The seventh commandment enjoins respect for the integrity of creation. Animals, like plants and inanimate beings, are by nature destined for the common good of past, present, and future humanity. Use of the mineral, vegetable, and animal resources of the universe cannot be divorced from respect for moral imperatives. Man’s dominion over inanimate and other living beings granted by the Creator is not absolute; it is limited by concern for the quality of life of his neighbor, including generations to come; it requires a religious respect for the integrity of creation.”
In this meaningful and inspiring book, Christy Baldwin gives parents a way to share the message of stewardship with their children. The charming colorful illustrations are delightful, and the Bible verses enforce God’s call to stewardship. This book is a powerful tool for families to explore the notion of how living responsibly can make a difference in our world, and how it can preserve and protect our resources for generations to come.
Care for Creation would make a wonderful gift for a young child!
About the Author
Writing has been a passion of Christy’s since she was very young. As a child, she loved to write stories for her grandfather and poems just for fun. She lives in Mason, Ohio with her family and is active in church, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and volunteering with various organizations. Christy has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Cedarville University and a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Scranton. She is a stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her kids and being involved in their schools. Her previous children’s titles include Nine Things Nathan Noticed at Night and Remembering Wilma.
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