‘Ruth Valerio’s book is perfect for individuals and groups to think, reflect, pray and be challenged together.’ JUSTIN WELBY, from the Foreword
Saying Yes to Life lifts our focus from natural, everyday concerns to issues that are having an impact on millions of lives around the world. As people made in the image of God, we are entrusted to look after what he has created: to share in God’s joy and ingenuity in making a difference for good. Ruth Valerio imaginatively draws on the Days of Creation (Genesis 1) as she relates themes of light, water, land, the seasons, other creatures, humankind, Sabbath rest and resurrection hope to matters of environmental, ethical and social concern.
Foundational to Saying Yes to Life is what it means to be human and, in particular, to be a follower of Jesus. Voices from around the world are heard throughout, and each chapter ends with discussion questions and a prayer to aid action and contemplation. Read less
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director at Tearfund. An environmentalist, theologian and social activist. Ruth holds a doctorate from Kings College London, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Winchester and Chichester. She is Canon Theologian at Rochester Cathedral and her home church is part of the 24/7 Prayer Network. She enjoys living sustainably – practising what she preaches and inspiring others as she does so – in the south of England with her family. She is the author of L is for Lifestyle: Christian living that doesn’t cost the earth and Just Living: Faith and community in an age of consumerism. Read less
Ruth Valerio’s book is perfect for individuals and groups to think, reflect, pray and be challenged together.
– Justin Welby, from the Foreword
Timely and on point [with] fine use of examples from a global perspective.
– Rachel Mann
Ruth Valerio is a true pioneer . . . This book brings us all the benefit of her hard-won experience and applied faith, and will be an essential resource for all concerned to live the whole of their lives to God’s glory and for the healing of his creation.
– Peter Harris, A Rocha on ‘L’ is for Lifestyle
Offers a challenge that none of us can ignore. Buy it, read it, and make a difference.
– Elaine Storkey, Theologian, author and social scientist on ‘L’ is for Lifestyle
Thanks to Ruth Valerio we have a new resource to help us live better, more just, more beautiful lives.
– Shane Claiborne, author and activist on Just Living
Prophetic . . . an important book, as key as Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger was forty years ago.
– The Reader on Just Living
A book that is as inspiring as it is challenging.
– Methodist Recorder on Just Living
An enjoyable and informative read. [Ruth] cheerfully guides the reader through the different sections of the book in a down-to-earth kind of way, which is appealing.
– Together Magazine on Just Living