The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs Lib/E: Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation
From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land and 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 book 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.
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About the Author
Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces pastured beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, lamb and ducks, servicing roughly 6,000 families and 50 restaurants in the farm's bioregion. He has written 11 books to date and lectures around the world on land healing, local food systems.
Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency-room physician and chief of hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about the biblical call to be good stewards of God's creation. A highly sought after speaker, he has spoken at more than a thousand churches, campuses, and events. He is the executive director of Blessed Earth and the author of several books and church curricula.