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
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Becoming Vegetarian: The Complete Guide to
Adopting a Healthy Vegetarian Diet
by Vesanto Melina, Brenda Davis, and Victoria Harrison
Published: Summertown, Tennessee, Book Publishing
Description: This is an excellent guide to healthy
vegetarian living, with recipes.
Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Your
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.