Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey

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The Bible is full of clever plots and compelling stories, laced with historic insights and literary beauty. Despite its richness and depth, many of us struggle to close the gap between the ancient world and our own. What does it mean to know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd when the only place you’ve encountered sheep is at a petting zoo? How can you understand the promise of a land overflowing with honey when you buy yours in a bear-shaped bottle? Can you grasp the urgency of Jesus’ invitation to abide in the ...

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Overview

The Bible is full of clever plots and compelling stories, laced with historic insights and literary beauty. Despite its richness and depth, many of us struggle to close the gap between the ancient world and our own. What does it mean to know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd when the only place you’ve encountered sheep is at a petting zoo? How can you understand the promise of a land overflowing with honey when you buy yours in a bear-shaped bottle? Can you grasp the urgency of Jesus’ invitation to abide in the vine when you shop for grapes at a local grocery store? Popular author and speaker Margaret Feinberg invites you to accompany her on the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. Explore how ancient livelihoods illuminate meaningful Christian truths that apply to life today. Spend time with a shepherdess, farmer, beekeeper, and vintner who each bring fresh insights to familiar Scriptures. Scout the divine and move from just reading the Bible to entering stories that can be touched, tasted, heard, seen, smelled, and savored.

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The Dallas Morning News
“Feinberg is a gifted storyteller and spiritual teacher. She has a knack for leading us to an ‘aha’ insight or a reflective ‘hmmm.’”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310291220
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 381,513
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive, and Women of Joy. She was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today. Her books, including The Organic God, The Sacred Echo, and Scouting the Divine sold nearly a million copies. Margaret lives in Morrison, Colorado, with her husband, Leif, and their super pup, Hershey.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    An Insight into the Ancient

    Have you ever read the Bible and wondered what they were talking about? The Bible is such a living, poignant book, still speaking deep truths after thousands years. But the Ancient culture of the Bible is wholly foreign to us in this day and age.

    What does it mean for a shepherd to be the gate? Why is a land flowing with milk and honey so wonderful? Do you really know what first fruits are?

    Margaret Feinberg had a brilliant idea to visit a shepherdess, a farmer, a beekeeper and a vintner to gather insight into these ancient trades. The truths she uncovers are so profound and obvious once you recognize them, its no wonder they spoke to so many back in those times. Reading this book has allowed me to understand the simple principles Jesus was trying to convey to everyday people. And after all this time, the principles of these trades has barely changed, allowing modern farmers to realize the full potential of Jesus' words, every day they labor.

    Its a fantastic read. You'll want to pass it on.

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