Charles Cummings is a Trappist-Cistercian monk of Holy Trinity Abbey in Huntsville, Utah. He is the author of two books and numerous articles on prayer and spirituality. Cummings states at the outset of this book that the post-industrial and the ecological understandings of the world are on a collision course. Wonder seems to have vanished from the daily lives of ordinary people who rely on technology to carry them through their days. And many Christian believers do not look at the natural world as filled with messages from the Creator.
Cummings puts his stamp of approval on the sacrament of creation where God is present bringing good things into fruition. He sees eco-spirituality as a way of being at home in our earth house, being faithful caregivers of the planet, affirming diversity, and seeking unity and peace. Cummings turns to Albert Schweitzer for inspiration on incarnating a reverence for life. This path leads to a kinship with all living beings. In the last chapter, he presents steps that can be taken in our everyday lives to practice eco-spirituality.