Bibliography
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

General Introductions

Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus

Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating
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."

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Also Recommended

Judaism and Vegetarianism by Richard Schwartz

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.

Why Christians Get Sick by George H. Malkmus

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.

Animal Gospel by Andrew Linzey

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.

The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle

The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle
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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.