A Nature Lover's Guide to Seeing God: Reflections and photographs by a biologist and a pilgrim

A Nature Lover's Guide to Seeing God: Reflections and photographs by a biologist and a pilgrim

A Nature Lover's Guide to Seeing God: Reflections and photographs by a biologist and a pilgrim

A Nature Lover's Guide to Seeing God: Reflections and photographs by a biologist and a pilgrim

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Overview

With a Foreword written by prominent Australian Christian leader, Tim Costello AO, this book combines high-quality photos of nature, interesting scientific background and Biblical reflections in a totally unique way. Readers may be drawn to see the natural world and God as perhaps they have not done so before.

Forty-four stunning photographs reveal incredibly diverse aspects of God's creation-His 'first book'-inviting both appreciation and contemplation. Of these, 34 are accompanied by firstly, a background explanation with relevant scientific detail and secondly, a reflection inspired by the image. In writing the reflections, the authors, both Bible college graduates who have served in full time Christian ministry, have drawn from various parts of God's 'second book'-the Bible. The reflections consider not only what has been recorded about creation, but also about its Creator, humanity and our role and responsibilities.

The text addresses such questions as is the order, precision, diversity and beauty in nature merely random or accidental? What is the purpose of nature-creation? What parables for life are there in nature? What do natural disasters, death and decay-parts of nature that cannot be ignored-mean? How should we respond to nature? What perspective should Christians bring to creation care?

For people of faith, this book provides valuable insights and inspiration for daily meditation, prayer and responsible action. For those who simply love nature and recognise how significant it is, this book offers thought-provoking perspectives on beautiful images of the natural world.

This book would be a great gift for such people as well as those with whom you would simply like to share, through the images, something of the sheer beauty of nature both here in Australia and elsewhere along with thoughtful text.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780645044621
Publisher: Blue Gum Publishing
Publication date: 12/22/2020
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)

About the Author

Bob has a PhD in biology and loves to study, explore and photograph various aspects of God's creation. He enjoys sharing these with others, whether through photography or bushwalking. He has been awarded third prize in the 2019 Australian Photographer of the Year (Wildlife and Animal) and has received a number of high commendations and awards in various photography competitions. He is currently involved in environmental monitoring and reporting and regularly leads groups of interested people on challenging bushwalks, preferably off track in wilderness areas. Bob has also completed studies at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and has served here in Australia and overseas in full-time Christian ministry.

Evelyn, recently retired from a career teaching English to migrants, refugees and international students, has long been fascinated by the incredible colour, detail, design, diversity and beauty of the natural world. Over time, and as a Christian 'pilgrim', she has come to increasingly recognize this as evidence of a good, creative and loving God and delights to reflect on and share this with others. Evelyn has completed studies at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and has served here in Australia and overseas in full-time Christian ministry.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Foreword by Tim Costello AO; Introduction; Reflection 1: Heavenly Glory; Reflection 2: Protecting Life; Reflection 3:The Wonder of Trees; Reflection 4: Creation and the Fall; Reflection 5: Creation's Witness; Reflection 6: Searching for God; Reflection 7: What's in a Name? Reflection 8: The Greatness of God; Reflection 9: Tree of Life; Reflection 10: The Creature with a Bad Reputation; Reflection 11: Beauty in Darkness; Reflection 12: The Wisdom of God; Reflection 13: Delighting in Creation; Reflection 14: The Splendour of Small Things; Reflection 15: Life-Giving Water; Reflection 16: Even the Finest Detail; Reflection 17: The Wind Blows; Reflection 18: Creation Groans; Reflection 19: What about Natural Disasters? Reflection 20: A New Day; Reflection 21: Peace and Tranquillity; Reflection 22: Creation in, through and for Christ; Reflection 23: Flowing Water; Reflection 24: Living in the City; Reflection 25: View from Above; Reflection 26: Beauty -Temporary and Everlasting; Reflection 27: Interdependence in the Deep; Reflection 28: Mighty and Majestic; Reflection 29: Journey to the Centre of the Earth; Reflection 30: Time for Renewal; Reflection 31: Tested in the Fire; Reflection 32: In the Storm; Reflection 33: Seeing Indistinctly-A Call to Humility and Love; Reflection 34: Our Response; References

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