Noah Sanders lives with his wife and son near extended family in central Alabama where he manages a born-again dirt farm. Currently he oversees the production of chickens, eggs, vegetables, honey, milk, and fruit that go to feed his family and community. In addition to farming with his family, Noah enjoys playing the fiddle, reading, sketching, and blacksmithing. He also enjoys taking advantage of opportunities to provide encouragement to other young men regarding vision and biblical manhood.

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  1. wendell miller says:

    Hi Noah, I just listened to your interview and found it very solid and biblical. I and my family live in Cullman county in Alabama and wondered where your farm is in the state. Be encouraged and keep up the good work. My wife and I have homeschooled our four children for the last 25 years. Blessings in Christ, Wendell

  2. Jack Dody says:

    Dear Noah,
    Just about to finish reading your excellent book. You’ve done a great job! I have been traveling the world, teaching missionaries about the power of homesteading, which includes food production. Your book will become a constant resource as I encourage missionaries to share the love of Christ through farming/homesteading. May I invite you to download my training manual, ABUNDACULTURE. It’s a free PDF. You’ll find lots of ideas for your consideration.

    One question that I have is, what are you going to do to follow your excellent book? Your message needs to be shouted from the mountaintops! I would like to speak with you. Perhaps I could help you in this endeavor. Please feel free to call me at 719-360-3075.

    Your servant in Christ,
    Jack Dody

    • Agro Faith Center in India

      (Exploring Sustainable Organic Agriculture through Faith Perspective)

      Mahalpalle Village, Mantralayam Mandal, Kurnool District, AP


      Agro faith Center seeks to bring agriculture through Faith perspective by addressing contemporary challenges related to agricultural workers and organic agriculture.


      • To promote sustainable agricultural practices enshrined in Bible and to lobby against inorganic and chemical agriculture
      • To draw best practices in agriculture enshrined in faith groups across the world church engaged in agricultural sector
      • To focus upon the challenge of Food Security in relation to basic affirmations of various faiths
      • To employ rural folk cultural expressions to express integrity of creation testified in the Bible
      • To equip and empower rural youth leadership towards bold agro vision reflected in Christian traditions.
      • To bring about discourse driven by Biblical values of equity, fair trade and gender justice in today’s agriculture practices

       To equip rural youth and the village faith communities in Bible and Mission in relation to land, agriculture, water, sustainable development.
       To develop a cadre of village youth trained in Scriptural witness to address contemporary challenges in agriculture sector
       To promote Agriculture Workers’ Youth Sathsang (Fellowship) revolving around Re-reading of the Bible in relation to agricultural practices.
       To promote traditional agro based village crafts and sustainable livelihood skills
       In response to Scriptural call to nurture the creation and rejuvenate the water bodies in villages
       In response to Scriptural call to stand in solidarity with nature, to explore use of alternate energies like the solar and wind energy
       To vigorously promote sustainable organic agriculture
       To network with other likeminded Agricultural Organizations working in the field of sustainable agriculture
       To advocate and lobby for sustainable agriculture policies both in the State and at national level
       To revisit and unfold best practices in agriculture by progressive farmers in rural India
       To undertake studies based on field research pertaining to spirituality and sustainable agriculture, land, water.
       To explore viable models of agricultural workers’ credit unions
       To explore appropriate and viable insurance products suited for Agricultural Workers
       Exploring Transformative Mission Paradigms for the Village Congregations in India
       Exploring People’s Wisdom Traditions Aiding struggles for Food, Water and Human Dignity

      Note on Founder Director:

      Rev Dr R Daniel Premkumar, Founder Director, has a Ph D in Old Testament Studies, with four decades of Pastoral experience. He has held positions like- Director: CSI Synod Dalit Concerns, National Coordinator: Ecumenical Solidarity for HIV and AIDS, NCCI, Nagpur and presently serving as Director: CSI Synod Diaconal Concerns, Chennai .TN.India

  3. devin says:

    Hi Noah,
    just finished your book. i liked it.
    some of this info came to me as revelation, when i was saved.
    i really want to know what Leviticus 19:19 means, in a more practical way.
    we have mixed stuff in our garden beds…is this a God-glorifying way to farm.
    i’ve always wanted more insight into that verse.
    look forward to your response.

  4. Noah, I just finished your book. You did an excellent job providing a vision for farming from a Biblical World View. I gave a short review for my audience of your book at

  5. Steve says:

    Hi Noah. For several years now my wife and I have been feeling more and more pulled to Christian homesteading but have not acted on it like we should. This desire has more intensified as of late, and I happened to come across your website this weekend. I was more than intrigued just with the similarities, including our last name, the name of our sons (I have a son named Enoch Sanders too), homeschooling, etc. It may have just been a strong coincidence, but it might have also been a confirmation from God that I need to quit thinking and planning and start doing. Thanks for putting this out there. I appreciate it, and I know others do too.

  6. shobanashri says:

    hi from india and i hav jus finishd reading your book born again dirt…good work with your perspective of comparing farming your land with eden garden…njoyd it…
    noah im curious to know what you think about farming practises in almolonga, guatemala…almolonga claims that GOD has healed its land to provide abundant harvest… almolonga is considered to be the fullfillment of 2chronicles 7:14….i hav always believed in harvests of biblical proportions….not only in quatity of harvest but also the quality of harvest…i just needed to know an expert’s view of almolonga…

  7. Arma Ezekiel Purdy says:

    Dearest Noah, thank you for writing your book and for posting your entries. First, the Lord has been pouring out revelation on seed time and harvest with me, then He insisted I watch “Faith Like Potatoes” (just last week) with my daughters, and now I am reading Angus’ book. Abba made me so hungry for more that He placed your website before me today as fresh daily manna. After 3 years of being alone, I am praying 24/7 for a Boaz-husband who is a gentleman farmer to Glorify the Father with my daughters and I. Together we will learn from the earth, extend care to animals, and provide a harvest for the entire world. Thank you and bless you for your encouragement; there is fruit in your Heavenly account to draw from.

  8. Beata Smith says:

    Noah, your book was practical, insightful and encouraging. Thank you for making available information that connects farming to Christianity.
    Would you consider talking with a group of young Christians interested in farming? Perhaps you have a project they might be able to help out with on your farm–or just watch a demonstration? Let me know what you think. Thank you!

  9. Am glad to see your Courage to digger out from the Holy Bible in Agriculture and farming. From 1986 first started to digger out the Bible and from 2008 the Agriculture. My meaning is that the True Worship to God show the True Agriculture today….Glory to Jehovah God.

    Thanks and I hope to order your Book soon. Am living in the Urartu region where Agriculture started 6000 years ago

  10. Rick L says:

    Hey Noah.. I am still reading your book and anticipate it to continue to be a blessing to my wife and I. We are still looking to purchase land to really start our own homestead and the book only fans the flames. If you could, shoot me an email sometime. It would be a blessing to be in contact.

    Your Brother In Christ

  11. John Pfleging says:

    I was reading in Countryside Magazine about your free PDF, I don’t see anything about a download anywhere. Please email me my copy as an attachment.

  12. Steve and Dona Roche says:

    Noah and Family, Thank you for your faithfulness. The current state of agriculture today is a confirmation of Galatians 6:7, “do not be deceived God cannot be mocked, a man reaps what he sows” My wife and I are 54 and 52 years old and have been called to farm. About three years ago after becoming aware of the spiritual abyss in “big ag” and the manipulation/destruction Gods creation, we prayed and asked God to use us in any way to change this according to His will. God answers prayer and the transformation and opening of doors has been breathtaking and beautiful. We have just purchased a small farm and we will growing produce for a small community that is reliant upon Large growers on industrial farms. We know we are only a small part of Gods army taking back Gods land in Jesus name but this is an honor and blessing I humbly accept to glorify His name. Your book is part of my schooling. May God bless you and your family.

    • Mark Grateke says:

      Steve and Dona,

      My wife and I are of the same age, as well as mindset and conviction as you two are in ministering through God’s provision in a homesteading/farming lifestyle.

      Though we have several obstacles to overcome to get there, we trust in God’s faithfulness to fulfill this desire in our hearts.

      Do you have any wisdom and insight that you would be willing to share with us to help us pray and move forward in practical ways to glorify Him through submission and obedience in our quest ?

      We live just outside St. Louis Missouri and really don’t have anyone to glean from.

      Thank you for your faithfulness, and God Bless you guys !

      Mark & Beth

  13. Clinton Burls says:

    Hey Noah how ya all? Hope you got home allright and the family I’m sure was very happy to see you. Its your roommate, Clinton here. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Give us a call sometime. mobile+27 838 656 373, home +27 28 341 0053.

  14. Allison Koons says:

    Hi Noah,

    I’m a farmer’s daughter and absolutely love the perspective God has given you on farming. I just read a portion of your book referring to judgmental attitudes and wanted some clarification, if that is alright. In order to be in the place that you are now in regarding a biblical perspective of farming, you have had to make judgements (righteously) in order to do so. Then we’re told, “Please understand that the goal of this chapter was not to discourage anyone who is involved in industrial agri-business. The Lord can use us wherever we are.” p.29. May I ask…why didn’t you mention environmentalist model? Why shouldn’t we feel uncomfortable about our current practices? Is this not a natural, necessary, and right response to the truth that God has a different way? “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy” (Prov. 27:6).
    Is it possible to feel judged when others truly care about us and offer accurate information? Yes, if we don’t believe either to be true, and/or perhaps are dedicated to another agenda. Can we wrongly judge the hearts of others and judge ourselves to highly? Absolutely. Can the fear of being labeled judgmental keep us from being able to discern whether the judgment we’re making is un-Christlike and unnecessary or Spirit-led and necessary to form and lovingly keep the position at hand for the glory of God and the good of others? No doubt. I agree that we need to keep ourselves from unrighteous judgments and attitudes. I’m just wondering why all judgements seem to be thrown in together?
    God is sovereign over all of us who have chosen another path at one point or another. . . and I’m thankful He faithfully places the courageous in our lives who offer the Truth Who sets and keeps us free. Again, I so appreciate your work. It’s blessed me beyond words.

    Psalm 90:17,


    • admin says:


      One of my struggles is with fear of man, and it did present a challenge when I wrote my book.

      In regard to the section from page 29, it does seem that I was overly apologetic and not bold enough in challenging us all to be willing to change what we do to be more in line with what God desires. We do need to feel convicted, and uncomfortable, but at the same time not go from one extreme of apathy toward sin to the other extreme of feeling like we are too messed up for God to ever use us. But not a worldy “just be who you are!” philosophy, but an approach of laying our broken lives before the Father for him to mold, shape, and use. That applies whether we are an ‘industrial’ farmer, ‘organic’ farmer, or homeschool-homesteader. We all need the Word of God to do reparative surgery on every area of our lives. Not always fun, but always beneficial.

      It is correct that there is a difference between passing judgment on others using our own standards and allowing the truth of God to lovingly expose the sin of ourselves and others, which most people will reject as “judgmental” because of their hardened hearts. I did not do a good job of differentiating between them in the book and hope I did not cause too many people to hesitate from standing firm on the truth even if it makes others feel “judged”. That was probably a contributing factor in my own heart and was a reason that it came across that way.

      One of the verses that has convicted me recently is the one where Jesus says, “Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so they treated the false prophets.” I have realized that often times in my relationships my main goal is for people to ‘respect’ me and speak well of me. And we do want to be a good witness for the Lord and have a good reputation, but for the sake of God’s reputation, not ours. And although we ourselves are not to treat others in an offensive way, we carry and live out a message that is offensive to those who are perishing. And when I hesitate to speak truth when it might make me look foolish, I am then thinking about my own reputation, not God’s. I am an ambassador in an enemy country and shouldn’t be surprised when the citizens of that country to which I am offering God’s appeal of reconciliation resent me at times. I should actually rejoice and be glad! The fact that I have had few negative reviews for my book means perhaps that I was not bold enough with the truth!

      Joel Salatin told me once, when I was asking about some changes to my book, that a book is a snapshot of our thoughts at a particular point in time. It is not a perfect perspective of the topic we are addressing. I have had to trust God that He will use what I wrote to do what He wants regardless of its imperfections and flaws. It is a fearful thing to publish thoughts for all the world to see that you wrote down while sitting on your couch in your bedroom, but I find peace in the fact that God uses obedience, not skill or ability. The way that the book came together in the time that it did, with so many things working out that I could never take credit for, I gratefully recognize that I am a small player in a small part of the work God is doing in the world. I am encouraged to hear that God has blessed others through the book, and pray that He continues to work in all our hearts to make Christ the center and foundation of all we do.


      Noah Sanders

  15. Robert Harrison says:

    Noah, you did a wonderful job on your book. I doubt that many non-Christians will read it…with you title. I heard you loud and clear….1 John 4:4-6. I have just watched a film entitled “Back to Eden; Simple Sustainable Solutions” which was also very worthy. I learned a great deal from both your book and the film. Thank you.

  16. Ralf Meister says:

    I am so glad you wrote this book, Noah. I am just in the middle of it. Be bold, be courageous, do not fear men. The greatest prophets of the ages were the most hated and disrespected people of their days.
    I grew up in industrial agriculture and began seriously studying the bible 15 years ago. Too months ago I came to the conclusion that my engineering occupation has little to do with the kind of life God intended for us. I am now sending out applications to organic farms. Unfortunately there are very few in the Midwest.

  17. Ralf Meister says:

    Dear Noah

    Ever since I finished reading your book I have some thoughts going through my mind I wish to share with you if it so pleases you.

    In your book you drew a connection between three Scripture passages: 1) God declaring all moving things for food to Noah, 2) the dietary laws in Leviticus and 3) Peter’s vision in Acts 10. You concluded that God first gave mankind everything to eat, then put a number of restrictions on the food we were allowed to eat and at last removed all restrictions again.
    A person could view it that way. But please allow we to draw a different approach.

    In order to get to know God’s true character I firmly believe that the Bible is one whole and everything in it lines up together.
    In Malachi 3:1 God says “For I, YeHoVaH, change not. Because of this, you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.”
    God is clearly saying here that HE does not change and the prove is that Israel still exists. Therefore God telling us that we can eat everything, then putting restrictions on and 1300 years later do away with the restrictions again would contradict HIS own words in Malachi.

    Let us look therefore at the greater context of above passages:
    a) Noah had one pair of most animals but took seven pairs of the clean animals, thus showing that he knew well the difference between the clean and unclean animals long before Moses ever put it in writing. 
b) God gave us all the green herbs to eat. Yet there are some plants we do not eat, because we know that they are very poisonous without being mentioned in Scripture.
c) If I were to tell you that you can eat everything out of my refrigerator, I would not have to tell you not to eat the plates, because you know that. With that may I suggest that God just added meat to the human diet after he gave Adam all the plants to eat?

    I think the dietary instructions are easily understood. There is a great book written by two medical doctors (S.I. McMillen and David E. Stern) called “None of these diseases”. Both doctors acknowledge the medical value of the dietary commandments given by God in the Torah and confirm the benefits of them to mankind.

    Peter’s vision in Acts 10 could lead to some conclusions that contradict other bible passages. Let’s look at the text again. It says that there were all kinds of animals in the sheet. This would mean clean animals and unclean animals. Peter could have just taken some clean animals and eaten those and would not have violated the Torah. But he doesn’t do that. Peter strictly refuses to eat even the clean animals and even after being asked three times. Why did Peter refuse? What the bible does not explicitly tell us here is that the rabbis taught that any clean food would become unclean just by touching any unclean thing. This command was not in the Torah but added on by the Pharisees just like thousands of other rules they had added to the Torah. This was the main reason why Yeshua came – to rebuke man made doctrine, which had put a heavy burden on people and was sometimes even contrary to the Torah. It was the man made doctrine from which Christ freed us. We see that throughout His ministry as He does not miss any opportunity to break a man made rule before the Pharisees and by this always greatly offending them. In the end Yeshua was murdered for just hat, breaking man made rules, which were contrary to HIS commandments and burdensome to the people. 
So what does Peter’s vision mean? As Peter was taught by the rabbis not to eat anything that was touched by something unclean, in the same manner he was also taught from his youth not to associate with None-Jews as they were considered unclean. Paul confirms this in Galatians 2:11-12. As Peter was going down from the roof top and contemplating the meaning of the vision, Holy Spirit explained the vision to Peter saying in verse 20 to go with these gentiles knocking on the door and to not discriminate. Not to discriminate gentiles was new to Peter and in this he obeyed God and went.

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