With chronic hunger affecting millions, the world today needs to completely rethink its relationship to both agriculture and the environment. In honor to our Lord we as Christians should be leading by example in responding appropriately to a creation that groans and to a world where growing numbers of people struggle to find enough food. The purpose of this book is to put God back into the center of agriculture. He is the First Gardener, the First Farmer, the First Forester. When we build agricultural systems modeled after the beauty and diversity we see in the Garden of Eden, we glorify God, we brighten our testimony for Christ, and we move substantially in a direction that brings blessing to our brothers and sisters who are chronically hungry.
Where our agricultural landscapes have been degraded and rendered less productive, we as Christians must work to restore and rebuild the strength and fruitfulness of those landscapes. Where our farming systems have damaged or continue to damage other parts of cration, we must lead the way in eliminating or minimizing that damage. Our gardens and farms should bear tangible witness to the fact that we serve the God of all creation, and that we hold tightly to standards and principles that reflect a Biblical view of agriculture.