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Reforesting FaithI have a heritage of oggers and builders But I had no idea of the important theme of trees in the Bible This book is part memoir part insight into the truth we find from trees in Scripture and Part Encouragement To Be Good Stewards Of encouragement to be good stewards of s creationI was surprised to find trees serve as God s favorite metaphor in the Bible 19 Every major character in the Bible is associated with a tree or parts of a tree 62 Sleeth gives a good overview of trees in the Bible by going through the stories contained in itWe are strongly encouraged to be good stewards of creation Sleeth writes for example What is certain is that Christians are instructed to make this earth If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song lookike heaven Plant trees care for trees and preserve old forests This is a job for believers 117 He even addresses theological issues Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford like thinking the Lord will return any moment Whether the world ends soon orasts another hundred years Sleeth says planting a tree is something we can do in our own backyard to make the world better 122Sleeth hopes to inspire people to action God s original plan was for humanity to dress and keep trees he writes 199 He also is concerned for the gospel He clearly presents a salvation message and notes the importance of trees in itThis concerned for the gospel He clearly presents a salvation message and notes the importance of trees in itThis seem to be of Ready for Summer limited interest to Christians but I would encourage reading it It does concentrate on a specific aspect of the Bible but it is informative and encouraging You may just want to go for a walk in the forest after reading it noticing the wonders of God s creation in the treesI received a complimentary arc of this book from the publisher My comments are an independent and honest review What an amazingittle book I chose to read it because I Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech love trees and have a times mourned theirossWhen I think of how Trees played a part in the bible of courses the first thought for me is the cross but wow was my mind expanded and most I never thought ofA beautiful example is Romans 11 17 2417 If some of the branches have been broken o A good book that connects trees to the Bible and promotes environmental activismIt s a primer of a book A survey I believe I A coerência textual ll be digging into a dense book on trees in the Bible soon called of trees and kings aess approachable book than this one but less approachable book than this one but with of the biblical Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller linkage to trees I amooking for. Spirational yet practical ways to express our Dogs Behaving Badly love for God and our neighbors by planting spiritual trees and physical trees in the worldJoin Dr Sleeth as he navigates the Bible's trail of trees to explore the wonders ofife death and rebirth You'll be amazed at how science is just beginning to catch up to the truths described in Scripture thousands of years ago Once you discover the hidden anguage of trees your walk through the woods and through Scripture will never be the sam. ,

Ical event in the Bible is marked by a tree Whether it is the Fall the Flood or the overthrow of Pharaoh every major event in the Bible has a tree branch fruit seed or some part of a tree marking the spot This paragraph intrigued me and made me think about the Bible in a new way I ove it when that happens Sleeth enumerates various treesciencenature mentions in the Bible After a section detailing some Specific Scientific Topics In Job scientific topics in Job writes We read these statements and others ike them in the Bible through the fog of repetition and Familiarity As A Result We Miss The Wonder Of God As a result we miss the wonder of God uestions At the time I read this I was slogging through Ezekiel in my daily Bible reading I could fully relate to the fog of repetition and familiarity You may worry I know I did that Sleeth would turn out to be a radical environmentalist tree hugger type He may be but in this book he came across as uite reasonable and as simply advocating that we enjoy and take care of God s world something I agree with Birds and bees as well as flowers and trees number among God s greatest tools when He explains how much He April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers loves us To subtract them from the Bible and our theology diminishes God s ability to communicate Hisove It relegates Jesus to the role of after ife insurance salesman not the one who sustains all of creation and for whom all creation was made Sleeth uotes Martin Luther If I knew the world would end tomorrow I would still plant a tree I enjoyed this book and recommend it I think it would make a good basis for a Bible study based on treesnature RESTORING FAITH is a very uniue book Interesting I am not sure that it is absolutely theologically correct in fact theologically I m pretty sure is uite off in some areas but it was an interesting walk through the Bible s trees parts of trees fruits of trees and how trees turned Dr Sleeth from an atheist into a believer which is totally awesomeSo go plant a tree grab a copy of RESTORING FAITH and restore your faith and the forest at the same time A perfect gift for the tree hugger or hiker in your ife RESTORING FAITHI was given a copy free All opinions are my own I enjoyed this uick Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome look at trees in the Bible The author traces trees from Genesis to Revelation and points out their importance to God I knew trees were important as. Refers to itself as a Tree of Life Proverbs 318 Every major Biblical character has a tree associated with them Jesus himself says he is the true vine John 151 A tree was used to kill Jesus and a tree is the only thing the Messiah ever harmedThis is no accident When we subtract trees from Scripture we missessons of faith necessary for our growthThis is the rare book that connects those who ove the Creator with creation and those who ove creation with the Creator It offers in. I ove trees This book made me Space Kid love them even and most all it gave meove for the God Who Made Them Sleeth Does made them Sleeth does great job of unearthing the numerous instances in Scripture where trees make an appearance At times he probably makes a bigger deal out of the trees I adored what I read of this book Perhaps I will revisit it when I am in a place where nonfiction doesn t feel ike a burden to read If nothing else it has provided me With A Framework For a framework for care that I feel is currently acking in evangelical culture at arge I have always oved trees When I was Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water little I would climb up a tree with a book and read for hours I have spent time out in the woods and the peace there brings so much calm over myife The evidence of God is all around I was already aware of Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus lots of tree references in the Bible so I was excited to read a book that points out even t I always associate trees with my happy childhood I climbed trees and played in a tree house Yes I was a bit of a tomboy As I grew older I read in the shade of trees and picnicked there too Trees are such a source of happiness to me I still feel such peace around them This is a fascinating book I never realized how much trees were mentioned in the bible and the importance of them I do associate the cross with trees but it s so much Iearned a Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse lot from this book Many references to trees are found in ScripturePublished April 16th 2019 by WaterBrookI received a complimentary copy of this book Thank you All opinions expressed are my own Over the decades I ve read a wholeot of books about God and the Bible But until Reforesting Faith I don t think I d ever read one based on trees That has changed nowAuthor Matthew Sleeth has an interesting background He worked in construction and struggled in school before eventually going to medical school and working as an ER doctor for years A series of big Troubled Waters life eventsed him to uit his job and found Blessed Earth and became an author and speakerIn this book Sleeth talks a ot about trees and their relationship with God and the Bible Other than God and people the Bible mentions trees than any other iving thing There is a tree on the first page of Genesis in the first psalm on the first page of the New Testament and on the ast page of Revelation Every significant theolog. The Bible talks about trees than any iving creation other than people Perhaps you've missed the forestand the treesIn this groundbreaking walk through Scripture former physician and carpenter Dr Matthew Sleeth makes the convincing case why trees are essential to every Christian's understanding of GodYet we've mostly missed how God has chosen to tell His story and ours through the ens of trees There's a tree on the first page of Genesis and the ast page of Revelation The Bible.