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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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  • Shawn C.
  • MARENGO, WI, United States
  • 07-05-16

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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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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Sooo disappointed!

I looked forward to learning about how to take care of animals according to Scripture and an expert. So sad this wasn’t really the case.

It starts off good, even if I kept wondering if it’s not self serving since he sells the products he “preaches” about. But when he started bashing republicans and gun owners ENOUGH!! :/

I am about 4 hrs in and not sure if I even want to continue.

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It's like a health documentary and Bible study!

I loved seeing Joel on documentaries, so listening to him with biblical references is wonderful. I'm motivated to get my garden and family healthy and help support the local farms to help restore the wonderful creation God gave us.

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I resonate with this man's message !!! Thank You

Should be required reading for Farming, Environmental Science, History, and Political Science students (maybe all students). I thank God that there are men in this world like Joel Salatin, who are not afraid to think deeply and express life-changing thoughts in concise and lighthearted prose. Thank You, Thank You. I will listen to this multiple times.

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  • Adam C
  • EAU CLAIRE, WI, United States
  • 07-30-18

A needed work!

I love this message! Such a practical exploration of Christian stewardship and its place in the fuller picture of the Gospel.

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theological masterpiece after C. S. lewis's work

one of the only people with enough courage to combine sacred and secular fields and he does it seamlessly,
also there is something very profound about an auther performing his own masterpiece
for who better to add the right emphasis and inflections into his own work.
I hope all of his books are eventually published on audible.

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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.