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From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to listeners to honor the animals and the land and to produce food based on spiritual principles.

Joel Salatin is perhaps the nation's best known farmer, whose environmentally friendly, sustainable Polyface Farms has been featured in Food, Inc. and Time magazine. Now, in his first audiobook written for a faith audience, Salatin offers a deeply personal argument for earth stewardship and calls for fellow Christians to join him in looking to the Bible for a foodscape in line with spiritual truth. Salatin urges Christians to rethink America's allegiance to cheap corporate food that destroys creation in its production, impoverishes third world countries, and supports oligarchical interests. He wonders why Christians ignore and even revel in unhealthy eating habits and factory farming that runs counter to God's design. With scripture and biblical stories, Salatin presents an alternative and shows listeners that in appreciating the pigness of pigs, we celebrate the glory of God.

©2016 Joel Salatin (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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Non-Christian listener who found it very enjoyable

Always enjoy a Salatin book. Will recommend to Christian friends and family. Thanks Again Joel.

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Excellent!

Loved it! Covered all the bases and then some. It is great that it's narrated by the author.

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  • 09-20-16

interesting perspective

enjoyed hearing this man share his worldview with integrity. don't necessarily agree with everything but it is thought provoking.

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Enlightening and thought provoking

I had never thought about God's stewardship in this way. Joel makes a lot of sense. I will be thinking about this when I make food choices.

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Nail on the Head

Just like the author stated at the beginning, this book was definitely a breath of fresh air. I have been touching on these subjects for the past few years behind our pulpit, and will continue to do so. Most importantly, I pray for strength to be a doer and not just a hearer. I have agreed with and admired Joel's farming practices for years and hope to implement them on a much smaller scale on my property.

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Outstanding

I love this book and I look forward to re hearing it again and again

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Life's a journey; respect your fellow travelers

Empassioned telling of Joel Salatin's wrestling of sustainable farming as a deep-integrity Christian. Touches unflinchingly on caring for living things through growth-to- harvest cycle. Pleads for tacit love of life (soil, plants, animals) in all its diversity and scale, with an unflinching recognition that death (taking of life) is requisite to nourishing life. He draws parallels between the life cycle and the resurrected spiritual life offered by the death of Jesus. The rarity of this line of reasoning, and its coherence with stuff that everyone knows who eats food, is a very sticky message that is not flippantly shaken. This is a provocative contribution to a thinking follower of Jesus.

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Pig Headed

The author is knowledgeable, passionate and persuasive. He is a good narrator of his own thoughts and this greatly enhances accurate interpretation of his written text. I gained much from this book and have begun applying it it my life. I have fundamental disagreements with numerous of his Biblical applications but no more so than with many of my denominational friends. I disagree with his reaction to conservative radio which might actually be an ally in the most basic sense. This is a worthwhile listen.

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Best book ever, outside of the Bible!

Joel Salatin hit the nail on the head with this one! Whether you are a farmer, or you eat food, breathe air, enjoy nature, like clean swimming, fishing, and drinking water this book is for you!

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Well put

Joel's reasoning was easy to follow. I have heard some of the info and data that Joel presents here and it was interesting to see it all come together.

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  • R. A. Boland
  • 10-24-16

yes

A great book of at times hard question but wrote from love. I will have to buy this in paper format to share with key people in my faith community and to donate to local library. What a game changing read. Thank you

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  • Gerowyn
  • 01-28-18

Engaging, informative and entertaining

Joel does a fantastic job of handling a controversial subject on an enjoyable engaging and non-threatening way.

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  • cameron
  • 10-19-16

Well done Mr Salatin.

Joel shares his revelations about biblical principles and their deep correlation with a functional food system. Joel seeks to bridge the gap between the left and the right, the christian and the secular, and unite them behind a common goal of instituting regenerative practices on a culture altering scale. Joel achieves this while maintaining his integrity as a follower of Christ. This is a very well done author narrated audiobook and shows the broad skill set Joel has developed.