By Mark G. Boyer

ISBN-10: 1532604475

ISBN-13: 9781532604478

ISBN-10: 1532604491

ISBN-13: 9781532604492

everyone has noticeable a tree and perhaps planted or climbed one! In all global religions, quite a few timber are thought of sacred. timber be able to support us achieve wholeness if we examine their knowledge and combine it into our lives. This abecedarian--a ebook whose contents are in alphabetical order--explores the non secular progress that's attainable by means of reflecting at the knowledge of woody vegetation, which aid people adventure the divine. In those pages you could discover timber from Acacia to Zaqqum. for every of the 40 entries, the writer provides a textual content picking the tree, a reflective learn, a question for journaling or own meditation, and a concluding prayer. a few timber you've got heard approximately, and a few might be new to you. The religious existence is more suitable by way of the bushes that encompass and percentage the earth with us whereas additionally disclosing the divine to us.

"Boyer has written an informative and inspirational publication that explores the non secular importance of a number of timber in Christianity and different religions of the area. good equipped and good researched, this ebook is going some distance in illustrating why and the way bushes have performed such an incredible half within the spiritual lives of individuals around the world."
--Stephen C. Berkwitz, Professor of spiritual reports, Missouri country University

"With his attribute mixture of precise scholarship and readability of notion, Boyer's most recent quantity publications the reader via a private discovery in their personal non secular reference to timber and sacred nature as just a professional educator can. Trees decorate our backyards and public spaces. They fresh our soil and our air to shape an ecological hyperlink among the Earth and sky. Boyer indicates us how they could additionally spiritually hyperlink the human and the divine."
--John Kossler, Ecologist, Western Meridian Resources

"This ecologically delicate ebook hits the marketplace because the foliage of the wooded area revels in all its autumnal glory. Boyer's most recent reflections summon humanity to have fun during this colourful grandeur that discloses the immanence of God, 'disguised via the bark of a tree.' inside this woodland, tree enthusiasts far and wide will observe an echo of the divine that resonates in each human middle, that realizes afresh, that 'only God could make a tree.'"
--Pauline Nugent, CCVI, Professor of Classics and Biblical Hebrew, Missouri nation University

Mark G. Boyer--well-known writer and faculty instructor--has been writing books on biblical and liturgical spirituality for thirty years. As an writer, he has written fifty volumes on spirituality eager about spotting the divine in every-day lifestyles. As a school teacher, he has taught classes in Bible and movie at Missouri country collage, Springfield, Missouri, for nearly thirty years. this is often his 10th Wipf and inventory title.

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