In 2008, Pastor Craig Goodwin and his young family embarked on a year-long experiment to consume only what was local, used, homegrown, or homemade. In Year of Plenty, Goodwin shares the winsome story of how an average suburban family stumbled onto the cultural cutting edge of locavores, backyard chickens, farmers markets, simple living, and going green. More than that, it is the timely tale of Christians exploring the intersections of faith, environment, and everyday life.

I really enjoyed the interview. Order a copy to read about Craig’s inspiring year of plenty. It even has advice in the back about how to raise chickens and other practical things they learned along the way.

We thought this episode would be especially fitting this year as Earth Day and Holy Week converge.

You can read more of Craig’s take on that intersection on CNN’s Belief blog.

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