Book | Genius of Place

Genius of Place book cover

Reviewed by Kelsey Jones-Casey Flourish, Fall 2011 Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead Justin Martin De Capo Press, 2011, 496 pages Had Frederick Law Olmsted been born in 1990 instead of 1822, he may have been diagnosed … [Read more...]

Book | Year of Plenty

Writer Rachel Stone

Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish, Fall 2011 Year of Plenty By Craig Goodwin Sparkhouse Press, 2011, 224 pages By now you've likely heard of more than one year-long experiment written up on a blog or in a book, or both—Julie & … [Read more...]

Book Review | The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living

Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish magazine, Spring 2011   The Food Matters Cookbook: 500 Revolutionary Recipes for Better Living Mark Bittman Simon & Schuster, 2010, 645 pp. My family and I love meat. If the answer to … [Read more...]

Book Retrospective Review | Living in God’s Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology

Reviewed by Scot F. Martin Flourish magazine, Spring 2011 Living in God’s Creation: Orthodox Perspectives on Ecology Elizabeth Theokritoff St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2009, 266 pages What if caring for creation was not … [Read more...]

Book Review | The Environmental Visions of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

By Monika Hilder Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 J.R.R. Tolkien was most unhappy to realize that The Lord of the Rings had achieved cult-like status among American hippies and the drug culture. Would he be equally unhappy, or at least … [Read more...]

Book | The Family Dinner

Reviewed by Rachel Stone Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time, by Laurie David, with recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt Hachette Book Group, 2010, 256 pages You may … [Read more...]

Book | Mere Environmentalism

Reviewed by Jim Jewell Flourish magazine, Winter 2011 Mere Environmentalism: A Biblical Perspective on Humans and the Natural World by Steven F. Hayward AEI Press, 2010, 100 pages During the Christmas holiday, my family spent a lot of … [Read more...]