Thursday, April 22, 2010

Green Mama

Happy Earth Day! While I'm far from a crunchy granola-type mom, I am concerned about our world for the sake of my kids and their kids. We've only been given one Earth, and we should take care of it as best we can.

Welcome to the blog tour for Tracey Bianchi's new book Green Mama: The Guilt Free Guide to Helping You and Your Kids Save the Planet.

I have enjoyed this book a great deal. It's easy to read and full of practical advice and encouragement about our world, and the "guilt free" part of the subtitle is absolutely true. Bianchi does not set out to make us all feel like slime for using the occasional throwaway item. She does, however, offer some great ways we as citizens of our world and children of Jesus can make significant changes in our consumerism, recycling, and daily habits, with practical advice and using Biblical examples and verses as support. The book is also printed on recycled paper, which is a nice touch.

I highly recommend this book to all moms.

About the book:

Moms today are busier than ever. Taking care of the planet sounds like a great idea-but in the midst of taking care of your kids, it becomes just one more thing to feel guilty about not doing.

Tracey Bianchi knows what it’s like to live in the middle of suburbia with a to-do list too long to write down. In Green Mama, she brings green living within reach for every overtired, overstressed, and overwhelmed mom. Her practical suggestions help moms like you make environmentally wise choices at the grocery store, schoolyard, and kitchen table, while keeping an eye on the kids and the budget. With creative tips, tricks, and resources, she shares her stories of successes and failures in saving the planet and inspiring her kids to love God’s world.

Moms need a resource like Green Mama to remind them that green living is not another chore but an invitation to a creative partnership with God. As Bianchi enthusiastically tells you, green living is more than a trend-it is God’s beautiful plan for the planet and for your life.

About the author:

Tracey Bianchi is an editorial advisor and quarterly columnist for Christianity Today’s Gifted for Leadership newsletter and MOPS International’s Fullfill magazine. A frequent speaker at MOPS groups and MOPS International conventions, she earned a master of divinity degree with honors from Denver Seminary. She is now the director of women’s ministries for Christ Church of Oak Brook, where she regularly teaches large groups and classes. Bianchi lives in Chicago with her family.

And to get other perspectives about Green Mama, visit the other tour stops this week!

You can purchase the book here.

Thanks once again to the folks at Zondervan
and Tina at the Blog Tour Spot for a review copy of this lovely book.


Amber said...

I have seen this book for sale and I thought it looked like a good one. Thanks for your review. I think this will help me with students also. Happy Earth Day!

Kristi said...

Hey sweet girl! Your name was one of the two chosen for the Freeset bag giveaway from UBP! Please send your mailing address to me ( and I'll send it to ya! Congrats!

Valerie said...

Yay Pattie! You won! Thanks for a great review.