Adams, Carol. Living Among Meat-Eaters. New York, Three
Rivers Press, 2001. Adams explores the reasons people resist
vegetarianism, and she offers helpful advice coping with obnoxious
or insensitive meat-eaters.
Carol Adams. The Inner Art of Vegetarianism: Spiritual
Practices for Body and Soul. New York, Lantern Books, 2000. Adams
shows how mindful spiritual practices encourage vegetarianism, and
vegetarianism can enhance one's spiritual being.
Keith Akers. A Vegetarian Sourcebook: The Nutrition,
Ecology and Ethics of a Natural Foods Diet. Denver, CO, Vegetarian
Press, 1993. This is an excellent resource on the harmfulness of
animal-based diets to the environment, animals, and human health,
and the appendix includes some tasty recipes.
Keith Akers. The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simple Living and
Nonviolence in Early Christianity. New York, Lantern Books, 2000.
This recent book studies the Jewish Christian movement, which
consisted of Jesus‚ first followers and their descendents. They
believed in pacifism and vegetarianism, which they claimed to derive
from Jesus' ministry.
Paul R. Amato, and Sonia A. Partridge. The New
Vegetarians: Promoting Health and Protecting Life. New York, Plenum
Press, 1989. This book looks at the history of vegetarianism,
reasons for becoming vegetarian, transitioning to vegetarianism, and
enjoying a vegetarian lifestyle in a culture that is largely
Neal Barnard. Food for Life: How the New Four Food Groups
Can Save Your Life. New York, Three Rivers Press, 1993. Dr. Barnard,
President of Physicians‚ Committee for Responsible Medicine, shows
how a vegetarian diet promotes your health, and he includes tasty
Neal Barnard. Turn Off the Fat Genes. New York, Harmony
Books, 2001. Dr. Barnard explains how a vegetarian diet is the best
way to take off, and keep off, unhealthy excess body fat.
Rynn Berry. Food for the Gods: Vegetarianism & the World's
Religions. New York, Pythagorean Publishers, 1998. Berry shows that
all the world's major religions support a cruelty-free diet.
Karen Davis. Prisoned Chickens Poisoned Eggs: An Inside
Look at the Modern Poultry Industry. Summertown, Tennessee, Book
Publishing Company, 1996. Davis exposes the poultry industry's
cruelties, resulting in unhealthy foods.
George Eisman, Matt Ball, and Anne Green. The Most Noble
Diet: Food Selection and Ethics. Burdett, New York, Diet Ethics,
1994. The authors provide nutritional information, reasons to choose
vegetarianism, and recipes.
Gail Eisnitz. Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed,
Neglect, and Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry.
Amherst, New York, Prometheus Books, 1997. Eisnitz documents the
trauma to animals and humans inherent in modern high-speed
Ann Cottrell Free. Animals, Nature & Albert Schweitzer.
New York, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, 1982. This short book
demonstrates that animal welfare concerns were integral to
Schweitzer's philosophy of reverence for all life.
William Harris. The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism.
Honolulu, HI, Hawaii Health Publishers, 1995. The author, a
physician, show that a vegetarian diet confers substantial health
benefits. He clearly describes how plant-based foods best serve the
human body's nutrient needs.
J.R. Hyland. God's Covenant with Animals: A Biblical Basis
for Humane Treatment of All Creatures. New York, Lantern Books,
2000. Rev. Hyland discusses the biblical basis for vegetarianism,
and pays particular attention to the theological implications of
God's covenant with animals after the Flood.
Michael Klaper. Vegan Nutrition: Pure and Simple. Maui,
Hawaii, Gentle World, 1992. Dietary guidelines and sample meal
planning, with recipes.
Judy Krizmanic. The Teen's Vegetarian Cookbook. New York,
Puffin Books, 1999. This book offers easy, tasty, and healthful
recipes that teens would like.
Gary Kowalski. The Bible According to Noah: Theology as if
Animals Mattered. New York, Lantern Books, 2001, in press.
Andrew Linzey. Animal Gospel. Louisville, Westminster John
Knox, 1999. Prof. Linzey argues that reverence for God and respect
for God's creation mandates respectful treatment of animals.
Howard Lyman. Mad Cowboy. New York, Scribner, 1998. Lyman
shows that eating cows poses serious threats to human health,
including a risk of the human form of "mad cow disease."
George H. Malkmus. Shippensburg, PA, Treasure House, 1995.
Why Christians Get Sick. Malkmus asserts that the Bible demonstrates
that a vegetarian diet is optimal for human health.
Erik Marcus. Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating. Ithica, New
York, McBooks Press, 1998. Marcus details the waste and cruelty
inherent in modern animal agriculture.
Jim Mason and Peter Singer. Animal Factories. New York,
Crown Publishers, 1980. This book exposes the cruelties inherent in
modern factory farming.
Vesanto Melina, Brenda Davis, and Victoria Harrison.
Becoming Vegetarian: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy
Vegetarian Diet. Summertown, Tennessee, Book Publishing Company,
1995. This is an excellent guide to healthy vegetarian living, with
Virginia Messina and Mark Messina. The Vegetarian Way:
Total Health for You and Your Family. New York, Three Rivers Press,
1996. An excellent, comprehensive book that covers virtually all
aspects of vegetarian eating, from infancy and adulthood, with
sections on those with special needs, such as pregnant women and
Vasu Murti. They Shall Not Hurt or Destroy: Animal Rights
and Vegetarianism in the Western Religious Traditions. Available
from 30 Villanova Lane, Oakland, California 94611, 1995. Murti shows
that the Judeo-Christian traditions strongly encourage a vegetarian
Charles Pinches and Jay McDaniel, eds. Good News for
Animals? Maryknoll, New York, Orbis, 1993.
Martin Rowe, ed. The Way of Compassion: Vegetarianism,
Environmentalism, Animal Advocacy, and Social Justice. New York,
Stealth Technologies, 1999. This is an excellent essay collection.
Carl Anders Skriver. The Forgotten Beginnings of Creation
and Christianity. Denver, Vegetarian Press, 1991. This book explores
the biblical basis for vegetarianism.
Vegetarian Times. Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner's
Guide. New York, McMillan, 1996. This short book contains useful
nutritional information, recipes, and strategies for vegetarian
G. Tansey and J D'silva. The Meat Business: Devouring a
Hungry Planet. London, Earthscan, 1999. The authors show that
meat-based diets undermine long-term crop sustainability.
Charles Vaklavic. The Vegetarianism of Jesus Christ: The
Pacifism, Communalism, and Vegetarianism of Primitive Christianity.
Three Rivers, CA, Kaweah Press, 1987. This ground-breaking book
examines the early church fathers‚ writings and other ancient
literature to conclude that Jesus and his community were related to
the Essene movement, and they practiced pacifism, communalism, and
vegetarianism. In my opinion, Keith Aker's book, The Lost Religion
of Jesus, effectively extends Vaklavic's argument.
Stephen Webb. On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of
Compassion for Animals. New York, Oxford University Press, 1998.
Prof. Webb's scholarly study suggests that grace and redemption
often involve loving and compassionate relationships with towards
Stephen Webb. Good Eating: The Bible, Diet and the Proper
Love of Animals, 2001, in press.
Richard Alan Young. Is God a Vegetarian? Christianity,
Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights. Chicago, Open Court, 1989. Prof.
Young makes a compelling case that vegetarianism accords with God's