Edited by Norman Wirzba, with photographs by Tom Barnes
The Gift of Creation: Images from Scripture and Earthis a beautiful book featuring vivid images of the Earth and the variedforms of life that call it home. Coupled with the images arebiblically-based essays, written by notable academics and scholars fromaround the globe, exploring what scripture really says about caring forGod’s creation,as well as a scientific assessment of the state of the Earth. Theseessays give a current state of the environment and a poignant andmuch-needed treatise on humanity’s role in caring for God’s creation.
The Gift of Creation revealsthe splendor of nature in its varied landscapes, flora and fauna. Thetext reminds us to cherish and care for God's great gift.
9" x12" 176 pages, hardbound
About the Editor
Norman Wirzba is Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of The Paradise of God: Renewing Religion in an Ecological Age and Living the Sabbath: Discovering the Rhythms of Rest and Delight, and the editor of The Essential Agrarian Reader: The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land.
About the Photographer
ThomasG. Barnes, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Forestry,University of Kentucky. Tom is the Kentucky Extension Wildlifespecialist and the author of four regional natural history books aboutKentucky. He has published more than 40 research papers and is aninternationally published photographer with clients that have includedThe National Wildlife Federation, Time-Life, McGraw-Hill Publishers,Prentice-Hall, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Chicago Botanical Garden,more than 40 federal, state, and city government agencies. His web siteis: www.tombarnes.org
Review by Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds
What others have said about The Gift of Creation
The Gift of Creation is an invitation to open our eyes and keep them open—to the wonder and testimony of creationand creation’s degradation … it is a book telling the glory of God; itis a book telling of God’s divinity and everlasting power; it is aninvitation to declare keep and restore the integrity of this great gift given us by its Giver.–– Calvin B. DeWitt, Professor, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Whilelooking at the photographs in this book, I cannot help but hear thethundering voice of the Creator in the Book of Job––"It's not all aboutyou." God has written his theology in the wings of a butterfly and inthe tail of a horse—and Tom has captured it. Like God’s speech to Job,these photographs remind me to be humble." –– Matthew Sleeth, MD, Executive Director of Blessed Earth and author of Serve God and Save the Planet and The Gospel According to the Earth
9" x 12" hardbound with full-color dust jacket
176 pages with full-color photographs