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I enjoyed this uick look at trees in the Bible The author traces trees from Genesis to Revelation and points out their importance to God A from Genesis to Revelation and points out their importance to God A book that connects trees to the Bible and promotes environmental activismIt s a primer of a book A survey I believe I ll be igging into a ense book on trees in the Bible soon called of trees and kings A less approachable book than this one but one with of the biblical linkage to trees I am looking for I have always loved trees When I was 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 my life The evidence of God is all around I was already aware of lots of tree references in the Bible so I was excited to read a book that points out even than I was aware and meanings behi 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 life RESTORING FAITHI was given a copy free All opinions are my own What an amazing little book I chose to read it because I love trees and have a times mourned their lossWhen 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 "11 17 2417 some of the branches have been broken off and you though a wild olive shoot have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root 18 o not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches If you The Last Rite (Danilov Quintet, do consider this Youo not support the root but the root supports you 19 You will say then Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in 20 Granted But Branches were broken off so that I could be grafted in 20 Granted But were broken off because of unbelief and you stand by faith Do not be arrogant but tremble 21 For if God id not spare the natural branches he will not spare you either22 Consid. The Bible talks about trees than any living 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 God Yet we've mostly missed how God has chosen to tell His story and ours through the lens of trees There's a tree on the first page of Genesis and the last page of Revelation The Bible. ,

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For believers 117 He even addresses "THEOLOGICAL ISSUES LIKE THINKING THE LORD "issues like thinking the Lord return any moment Whether the world ends soon or lasts another hundred years Sleeth says planting a tree is something we can o in our own backyard to make the world better 122Sleeth hopes to inspire people to action God s original world better 122Sleeth hopes to inspire people to action God s original was for humanity to ress 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 book seem to be of limited interest to Christians but I would encourage reading it It Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston, 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 I love trees This book made me love them even and most all it gave me love for the God who made them Sleethoes a great job of unearthing the numerous instances in Scripture where trees make an appearance At times he probably makes a bigger Arnhem deal out of the trees in the Bible than is warranted However heoes a masterful job of showing how God uses trees in the Bible and in our lives today in both spiritual and physical ways I also appreciated his comments that correct a godless environmentalism as well as a Christian it s all gonna burn anyway mentality Planting trees is an act of stewarding Gods world loving our neighbors giving a gift to the next generation and bringing a small slice of heaven to earth Can t wait to "Go Plant Trees I Always " plant trees I always 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 Fitness for Living do associate the cross with trees but it s so much I learned a 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. Nspirational yet practical ways to express our 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 of lifeeath and rebirth You'll be amazed at how science is just beginning to catch up to the truths Love Is Blind described in Scripture thousands of years ago Once youiscover the hidden language of trees your walk through the woods and through Scripture will never be the sam. Er therefore the kindness and sternness of God sternness to those who fell but kindness to you "provided that you continue in his kindness Otherwise you also will be cut off 23 "that you continue in his kindness Otherwise you also will be cut off 23 if they o not persist in unbelief they will be grafted in for God is able to graft them in again 24 After all if you were cut out of an olive tree that is wild by nature and contrary to nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree how much readily will these the natural branches be "Grafted Into Their Own Olive "into their own olive book is a short 2oo pages but is packed with interesting facts I recommend this for anyone who wants to grow in knowledge and strengthen their faithI received this book through the Publisher Waterbrook and was not reuired to give a positive review I adored what I read of this book Perhaps I will revisit it when I am in a place where nonfiction oesn t feel like a burden to read If nothing else it has provided me with a framework for creation care that I feel is currently lacking in evangelical culture at large Over the The World in the Curl decades I ve read a whole lot of books about God and the Bible But until Reforesting Faith Ion t think I Connexity 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 ERoctor for years A series of big life events led him to uit his job and found Blessed Earth and became an author and speakerIn this book Sleeth talks a lo I knew trees were important as I have a heritage of loggers 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 God 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 look example What is certain is that Christians are instructed to make this earth look heaven Plant trees care for trees and preserve old forests This is a job. 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 harmed This is no accident When we subtract trees from Scripture we miss lessons of faith necessary for our growth This is the rare book that connects those who love the Creator with creation and those who love creation with the Creator It offers

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