General Introductions

Image Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating
by Erik Marcus

Published: Ithaca, New York, McBooks Press, 1998.
Description: Marcus expertly details the negative health, environmental, and other ethical problems inherent in modern animal agriculture. One of the best, most concise introductions to the "new ethics of eating." Now free PDF online: requires Acrobat Reader

Image Becoming Vegetarian: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Vegetarian Diet
by Vesanto Melina, Brenda Davis, and Victoria Harrison

Published: Summertown, Tennessee, Book Publishing Company, 1995.
Description: This is an excellent guide to healthy vegetarian living, with recipes.

Image The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Your World
by John Robbins

Published: Berkeley, Calif., Conari Press, 2001.
Description: The powerful follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-nominated classic, Diet for a New America.

 

Christian Titles

Dominion: The Power of Man the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
by Matthew Scully

Published: New York, St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Description: This is one of the best books ever written on the subject of animal welfare. Scully, a journalist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, chooses to fight on his own ground.

Good News for All Creation: Vegetarianism as Christian Stewardship
by Nathan Braun and Stephen R. Kaufman

Published: Cleveland, Vegetarian Advocates Press, 2002.
Description: If you need a biblical mandate for changing your diet, this book will meet that need. It is important to read for your own good, for the good of the world, and for God's sake.

Image On God and Dogs: A Christian Theology of Compassion for Animals
by Stephen H. Webb

Published: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Description: Prof. Webb's scholarly study suggests that grace and redemption often involve loving and compassionate relationships with towards animals.

Image Good Eating: The Bible, Diet and the Proper Love of Animals
by Stephen H. Webb

Published: New York, Brazos Press, October 2001.
Description: Webb makes cogent comments about American Christians' obsession with food (which he calls, quite rightly, an idol) and proposes a moderate diet of "Christian vegetarianism" to reflect the anticipated, perfect kingdom of God.

Image Is God a Vegetarian? Christianity, Vegetarianism, and Animal Rights
by Richard Alan Young

Published: Chicago, Open Court, 2000.
Description: Prof. Young makes a compelling case that vegetarianism accords with God's highest ideals.

 

Love for All Creatures: Frequently Asked Questions about the Bible and Animal Rights
by Norm Phelps

Published: New York, The Fund for Animals, 2002.
Description: n/a

Also Recommended

Image Judaism and Vegetarianism
by Richard Schwartz

Published: New York City: Lantern Books, 2000.
Description: A vegetarian diet is not only consistent with Judaism but, argues Schwartz (emeritus, Coll. of Staten Island; Judaism and Global Survival), the diet best fitted to basic Jewish values.


Image Why Christians Get Sick
by George H. Malkmus

Published: Shippensburg, PA, Treasure House, 1995
Description: With a diagnosis of colon cancer, Rev. Malkmus launched an intensive biblical and scientific search to find out why he, a Christian, got sick--and to possibly find an alternative treatment to the medical profession's usually unsuccessful ones.

Image Animal Gospel
by Andrew Linzey

Published: Louisville, Westminster John Knox, 1999
Description: Prof. Linzey argues that reverence for God and respect for God's creation mandates respectful treatment of animals.

 

Image World Peace Diet
by Will Tuttle

Description: This is the first book to make explicit the subtle connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems, as well as the way to transform our individual and collective lives.

 

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