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Reforesting Faith

What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us
Narrated by: Matthew Sleeth
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
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The Bible talks about trees more than any living creation other than people. Perhaps you've missed the forest...and the trees.

In 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 refers to its wisdom as a tree of life (Proverbs 3:18). Every major Biblical character has a tree associated with them. Jesus himself says he is the true vine (John 15:1). 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 work that connects those who love the creator with creation and those who love creation with the creator. It offers inspirational yet practical ways to express our love for God - and our neighbors - by planting spiritual trees and physical trees in the world.

Join Dr. Sleeth as he navigates the Bible's trail of trees to explore 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 the same.

©2019 Matthew Sleeth (P)2019 Random House Audio

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“Sleeth is the perfect missionary to American evangelicals for the environmental cause.” (Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling)

“Matthew Sleeth carries a fresh message and unique insights arising from a life of integrity and a vantage point that offers glimpses of the world that most others miss.” (Dr. John Stumbo, president of the US Christian and Missionary Alliance) 

Reforesting Faith immediately captures the soul! It awakens a hunger for the vastness of God as well as the immediate presence of God. Matthew has a great gift of taking something as common as a tree and exploding the Scripture before our eyes, resulting in an overwhelming renewed love for our Lord.” (Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent emerita of the Wesleyan Church) 

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Intellectual, spiritual, inspiring. There's much to consider in this book about the beauty of nature and the meaning of life and the nature of the Creator. Thank you for writing this book, Matthew. I will continue to glean from your reforested faith and will continue growing myself in the Tree of Life.

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