About to Drop

Here’s the trailer to the Organic Wesley video series. I’m pleased to be able to share this.

It feels awkward (and immodest) to repeat nice things people have said about you, but here are some endorsements the book has received.

“For a tradition whose central expression of faith is a meal, it is lamentable that many – if not most – of our churches rarely talk about our relationship with food. Our potlucks are filled with comfort food which has been prepared with little thought to where the ingredients came from, nor to the cost of our beloved dishes to ourselves, to the earth that God loves and the creatures with which we share it. Eating is a daily opportunity for us to grow in our discipleship to Christ: I believe Bill Guerrant may have written the most important book in Wesleyan studies for the next decade.”

– Sean Gladding, author of The Story of God, the Story of UsTEN: Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided and Worn-out Culture; and Centurion

“In Organic Wesley, Bill Guerrant offers a finely crafted theological argument for rethinking the ways we eat. This book will be of benefit, not just to Methodists, but to all who seek follow holistically in the way of Jesus.”

– C. Christopher Smith, co-author of Slow Church, and founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books

Organic Wesley is a unique and deeply inspiring work that mixes the deep soil of a particular theologian and his plot of modern church history with the current conversation on sustainable agriculture, healthy eating and the reformation of food production in our times. This work is not just for Methodists and Wesleyans – it is like the treasure of some delicious root vegetable unearthed and prepared for all the tribes of the Church who are willing to feast on its wisdom. I am excited to see this book get a wide reading in a time when many Christians have forgotten the importance of both land and body. Bill has penned something that, in the tradition of Wendell Berry, only a farmer-theologian could write with such clarity. For many of us in the Christian food movement it is a reaffirmation that our prophetic work is rooted in historical Christian discipleship.”

– Jason Fowler, co-founder Sustainable Traditions

And from the Foreward, there is this:

“I am thrilled that Bill Guerrant wrote Organic Wesley. It is essential reading not only for those who admire John Wesley, but also for anyone who hungers for soul food.”

Matthew Sleeth, M.D.
Executive Director, Blessed Earth. Author of Serve God, Save the Planet and 24-6

Cool new stuff is happening every day now as the book and videos are about to launch. I’ll be sharing more soon, including a preview of the introductory video.