Dr. Dewitt, a wetland ecologist, presents a radical reinterpretation of the Christian view of stewardship and environmental care. Deeming Noah’s construction of the ark “the first endangered species act,” Dewitt affirms that the preservation of species is a vital test of human beings. Delving into the Greek and Hebrew biblical texts, Dewitt carefully unpacks God’s mandate to all humanity for the sacrificial care of creation. He emphasizes the need to adopt a humble and balanced understanding of Scripture, without taking verses out of context to justify the abuse of creation, and challenges believers and non-believers alike to rethink their perspectives on the treatment of nature.