This book is a bold synergistic vision of the faith that offers an alternative to both the rootlessness of consumerism and the winglessness of fundamentalism. In the first part of the book, this professor of religion at Hendrix College explores the vitalities of an ecological spirituality that honors place, celebrates connections, and finds meaning in "a new universal story." Then McDaniel shows how Christianity can learn from Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Native American traditions about community, imagination, and communion with ancestors. The author also reveals how his own faith has served as "a nurturing context for spiritual growth and practical peacemaking." McDaniel offers a sane and salutary vision of Christianity that is hospitable, grounded, ethical, and practical. Bravo!