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Book Review ~ Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us By Matthew Sleeth, MD

About the Book


What Do Trees Reveal About God, Faith, and the Future of Everything? More Than You Ever Imagined.

Join Dr. Matthew Sleeth as he explores the Bible’s trail of trees and reveals the wonders of life, 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 language of trees, your walk through the woods—and through Scripture—will never be same.
Fifteen years ago, Matthew Sleeth was an atheist who believed that science and logic held the answers to everything. But when tragedy struck, he opened the Bible for the first time and was surprised to find that God chose to tell the story of creation, sin, and redemption through a trail of trees.
In this groundbreaking walk through Scripture, Dr. Sleeth convincingly makes the case for why trees are essential to every Christian’s understanding of God. There’s a tree on the first page of Genesis and on the last page of Revelation. The Bible refers to itself as a tree of life (Proverbs 3:18). All major biblical characters have trees associated with them.
This is no accident. When you subtract trees from Scripture, we miss lessons of faith necessary for growth. So follow God’s trail of trees to discover new power and truth for life.

Category

Religious/Christian/Non-fiction/Inspirational

Genre

Christian Living/Nature/Trees

Rating

5 Stars

Review


In Reforesting Faith, Dr. Matthew Sleeth points out the trail of trees placed there by God Himself to record the events of Scripture that mark creation’s history in a way that forever resounds His truth and glory. The omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent character of God is uniquely and beautifully displayed to anyone with the heart to see and listen to the stories that the trees are telling. We see that God not only dearly loves them (even telling us that flowers are better dressed than Solomon was ever attired in ALL his glory!), but is ABSOLUTELY intentional about planting them along the way to create a trail that displays His love and Truth. It is IMPOSSIBLE to pay attention to trees and the rest of nature—God’s first book before written Scripture—and not receive revelation of who God is, as well as insight into many mysteries that ordinarily confound the human mind. They evangelize and preach the gospel in a most exquisite way.

Follow the trail of trees, and you’re sure to find new or renewed faith in God!

*Though this review is offered to the public, it is the opinion of the editor and simply that. Appreciation to Waterbrook Multnomah for a free copy in exchange for an honest opinion.

About the Author


Matthew Sleeth, MD, is the executive director of Blessed Earth. Recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s most influential evangelical leaders, he has spoken about the biblical call to be good stewards of the earth at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including Washington National Cathedral. The former atheist and chief of hospital medical staff is the acclaimed author of Serving God, Saving the Planet and the introduction to The Green Bible. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Lexington, Kentucky.

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