Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Alban Books
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978-1-56699-423-1 • Paperback • May 2012 • $30.00 • (£22.99)
978-1-56699-539-9 • eBook • May 2012 • $26.50 • (£19.99)
Mark A. Torgerson teaches in the areas of worship, theology, and architecture at Judson University, Elgin, Illinois. He has served as a pastor in churches in Wisconsin and Connecticut. His work with the material environment and worship spans more than twenty years. His most recent book is An Architecture of Immanence: Architecture for Worship and Ministry.
The Prophet Isaiah’s counsel, ‘God did not create the world in order that it might become a waste; God formed it for human habitation’ (45:18) summarizes Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry. This blueprint for melding the natural cadence of God’s earth with the rhythms of worship and holiday celebration finds expression in the design of houses of worship that take the LEED in environmentally responsible stewardship of the earth’s resources.
— Stephen S. Pearce, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, California
Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry provides a wonderfully thoughtful and practical guide to the work of greening our congregations and religious facilities filled with inspiring real-world examples. I hope and pray this book becomes a well-worn manual for the growing movement of religious communities caring for the whole of God's creation.
— Matthew Anderson, Executive Director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment
Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry helps congregations of different faiths serve God by protecting God's Creation. From the sublime to the practical and from the pulpit to the pews, it is a great planning tool for those who want to be better stewards of God’s Creation.
— Sybil Sanchez, Director, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life