Book Review: Vegangelical

Vegangelical: LadyD Books


How caring for animals can shape your faith.

Book Description
Among the many pressing social concerns that have galvanized evangelical Christians’ response—abortion, human trafficking, environmental degradation, and many others—the care of animals has received relatively little attention.
Yet as author Sarah Withrow King deftly uncovers in Vegangelical, animal stewardship is a necessary aspect of a holistic ethic of Christian peace and justice. Indeed, care for animal welfare correspondingly strengthens our care for environmental and human flourishing.
Practical, restrained in its conclusions, and grounded on a broader theology of Christian compassion, Vegangelical calls readers to a greater attentiveness to one of the primary relationships in God’s created order, that between humans and animals.

"If you think the way I used to, this is a comfortable interpretation and one that might not require us to change much about what we do or how we live."
I remember when I was a vegetarian... oh, so long ago. My entire Greek family thought I had gone bonkers, over-the-top. crazy!! I have made tons of chicken shish kebobs over the years and have roasted  leg of lamb for Easter each year. Not to mention, calamari and other delicious Greek food. Needless to say, I was very intrigued by the title of the book and really wanted to know this gals approach. Here's what I gleaned...

My Review 

The author has organized the contents of the book in two parts: Theological Foundation and Using Animals. Sarah is a Christina and an animal activist (PETA). I enjoyed reading about not eating meat and dairy from her perspective and opinion. Her style of writing is a bit confusing at first because there's so much information regarding much animal abuse and tons of scripture sprinkled throughout the book. Then towards the end, we hear about the reasons why the author is a vegan and recommends this kind lifestyle.

But the main focus is on 3 biblical principles:

1. Image Dei: What does it mean to be made in the image of a Trinitarian God, and how ought that inform our treatment of animals?

Colossians 1:15-17, 19-20
1 John 4:7-12
John 1:1-3
Ezra 3:11
Ps. 4:6
Ps. 23:6
Ps. 25:8-10
Lam. 3:25
Isa. 52:7
Amos 5:14-15
Mic. 6:8
1 John 3:10
John 13:34-35
Room. 5:8
1 Cor. 14:1
1 Tim. 6:11
1 Peter 4:8
1 John 3:16
1 John 4:7-21
John 5:19-21
John 16:27
John 17:20-24
Romans 8:18-25
Genesis 1:26-27
2 Cor. 4:4
Gen. 1 26-28
Eph. 2:4-5
Jer. 33:6, 8-9, 12
2 Cor. 5:14-20
Gen. 12:2
Ps. 4:3
Rom. 1:1
Gal. 5:1
Rom. 12:2
Gen. 2
Gen. 9:9-17; Hos. 2:18
Ps. 148 and Ps. 150
Rev. 4:8-9; 5:13
John 1:4-5, 14

2. Dominion and stewardship: What does it mean to steward creation, and are stewardship and dominion compatible?

Rev. 11:16-18
Amos 8:4-6
Psalm 104:14-16, 31-32
Gen. 12:2-3
Gen. 1:28; Gen. 1:26
Job 38 through 41
Deut. 17:20
Lev. 25: 18-19, 23-24
Gen. 2:15
Gen. 1:22; Gen. 1:11
Numbers 32:22, 29
Joshua 18:1
2 Sam. 8:11
1 Chron. 22:18
2 Chron. 28:10
Nehemiah 5
Esther 7:8
Jeremiah 34
Micah 7:19
Zechariah 9:15
Romans 14:13-17
Isaiah 24; Jeremiah 4
John 1:1, 3

3. The "other": How are we called to extend mercy to "the least of these," and who is our neighbor?

Luke 6:27-28
James 2:18-19, 24-26
Luke 10:36-37
2 Cor. 5:17-19
Matt. 4:17
Matt. 5-7
Matt. 6:10
Matt. 13:24-25
Matt. 13:31-32; Matt. 13:33
Mark 10:31
Mark 12:28-34
Rom. 14:17
Mark 13:8
Rom. 8:22
Luke 17:33
Heb. 12:11; Heb. 12:14-15
Heb. 12: 28-13:5
Rev. 11:15
Rev. 21:4
Isaiah 11:6-10
Gal. 2:20
1 Cor. 1:18

Animals in Our Homes

Gen. 49:5-7
Ps. 104:24

Animals Extinction & Captivity

Jer. 12:4

Animals are God's

Ps. 24:1
Job 12:7-9
Job 39:1 and all the rest of Job 39
Ps. 50:10-11
Ps. 104; Ps. 104:10-12, 14
Ps. 147:9-10
Ps. 148:7, 10, 13
Mark 1:13

Expectations and Justifications for Vivisection

Luke 12:6


Prov. 12:10


Isaiah 1:11

Biblical Discussion for a vegan diet

Genesis 9 (verse2-3
Genesis 1
Hosea 2:18
Acts 10:12-25
1 Tim. 4:1-5

Have you ever thought before about what happens to animals before they end up on our plates? What was your thought process?
Would you be willing and/or able to kill an animal to eat him or her? Why or why not?
If you are vegetarian or vegan now, why did you stop eating animals?
If you are not a vegetarian or vegan now, why not?

John 17:26

The content is helpful in learning why so many of my friends have turned towards this lifestyle. Overall, the discussion questions are good but I felt the flow of the storyline was written at a sporadic pace, jumping all over the place. The book is not for everyone.

4/5 stars.
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June Sunrise: LadyD Books

Early summer morning sunrise: LadyD Books

For Skywatch Friday... With hot temps and wildfires surrounding SoCal, we have been experiencing cooler temps providing some relief. So warm and dry where I live. How is it where you are?

Happy Reading and Skywatching!

-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Book Review: Pintelligent

Pintelligent: Corey Frankosky l LadyD Books

About The Book

This is a no-fluff Pinterest marketing guide. You can learn how to grow your follower count with ease. I teach you how to build a professional looking profile, how to find and create pins, daily action plans for success, and one of the greatest resources to build followers and authority on Pinterest. You can learn how to build a professional looking profile and how to gain thousands of followers over time.

This eBook contains all my knowledge about Pinterest. I have created multiple profiles in a variety of niches over the past several years. In my experience, I found Pinterest to be a great source of website traffic and a great way to build your brand.

I try to make Pinterest marketing as simple as possible so you can get a lot of followers and gain authority. The more followers you can gain now, the easier it will be to advertise your brand later. Pinterest has always been one of the best traffic sources, which is why I wrote this book in the first place. Pinterest for business does not have to be difficult any longer.

I also included a section with a bunch of free and paid tools that will really help. Inside, you will find everything from the Pinterest app to Pinterest WordPress plugins and themes. You might find some tools very useful and there are a lot of free resources to help you with this unique social media network.

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Depending on your Pinterest topic, you might use quotes or motivational images. I prefer using because it has the most features. 
Do you use Pinterest?

Book Review

Marketing tips and methods to grow followers and your brand on Pinterest is what this guidebook is all about. It's easy to read and you can look back on it for an easy reference. The author walks you through setting up your profile on Pinterest, knowing what and when to pin photos; knowing how to connect with others. I am currently using information from the action plans to be more successful on Pinterest and to take the best being offered here, while learning from other's mistakes. If you are new to Pinterest, there's a section of shared sites for creating your pins. In addition, there are many free Pinterest tools and resources enclosed. I found the book guide to be quite helpful

4/5 stars.

About The Author

I am Corey Frankosky and I have 5 years of experience with SEO, affiliate marketing, and blogging. A year ago, I graduated from college with a degree in Information Systems and decided to go for my MBA. In August of 2013, I graduated from college with my Masters in Business Administration.

Skywatch Friday

View from the orchard.

Zorro in the sky!

SKy Trails

Sky wiggles

June skies have left their mark on us! How is it where you are? Love these "sky wiggles"!

Happy Reading and Skywatching!

-- LadyD

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Delta Lady: Book Review

Delta Lady: Rita Coolidge

Book Description

The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir, a story of music, stardom, love, family, heritage, and resilience.
She inspired songs—Leon Russell wrote “A Song for You” and, “Delta Lady” for her, Stephen Stills wrote “Cherokee.” She co-wrote songs—“Superstar” and the piano coda to “Layla,” uncredited. She sang backup for Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, and Stills, before finding fame as a solo artist with such hits as “We're All Alone” and “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.” Following her story from Lafayette, Tennessee to becoming one of the most sought after rock vocalists in LA in the 1970s, Delta Lady chronicles Rita Coolidge’s fascinating journey throughout the ’60s-’70s pop/rock universe.
A muse to some of the twentieth century’s most influential rock musicians, she broke hearts and broke up bands. Her relationship with drummer Jim Gordon took a violent turn during the legendary 1970 Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour; David Crosby maintained that her triangle with Stills and Graham Nash was the last straw for the group. Her volatile six-year marriage to Kris Kristofferson yielded two Grammys, a daughter, and one of the Baby Boom generation’s epic love stories. Throughout it all, her strength, resilience, and inner and outer beauty—along with her strong sense of heritage and devotion to her family—helped her to not only survive, but thrive. Co-written with best-selling author Michael Walker, Delta Lady is a rich, deeply personal memoir that offers a front row seat to an iconic era, and illuminates the life of an artist whose career has helped shape modern American culture.

"Let's go pick up your little girl and go get some pizza. I'm just a friend, not the new mom or anything."
Book Review

I am a Fallbrook resident and shop at Major Market. My husband bought the book for me because he knows I am a huge fan of Rita Coolidge. I have one of her records and love to sing along. Reading Delta Lady was a huge revelation of a beautiful woman's life journey of music success and hardship. I appreciated Rita's genuine and sincere approach of sharing copyright issues, intimate relationships with band members, family background and the overall sensational sounds of the 70s. Being close to the same age, I could relate to the music of the times and how it made us feel back then. All 10 chapters are very informative and revealing. I rejoice with Rita's triumphs and have shed some tears in learning of some painful parts to her story. I hope to meet Rita one day in our beautiful community because I would like to tell her how much her memoirs touched my heart.

I love the book and highly recommend it to all music fans. 5/5 stars!

You can purchase a copy of the book, here.

Cloud Formation and Palm Trees

Skywatch Friday

Lovely morning looking out towards the eastern sky. SoCal view of local valley near Palomar Mountain. Still experiencing a drought here in California. June has arrived and with it, warmer days!

Happy reading and skywatching!

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis