Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us about the Nature of God and His Love for Us
By Matthew Sleeth, MD (Waterbrook)
The poet Joyce Kilmer said, “Poems are made by fools like me/but only God can make a tree.” Matthew Sleeth, MD, affirms that statement in his penetrating book, Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us about the Nature of God and His Love for Us. It is a thought-provoking examination of the way God threads man’s connection with trees throughout the Bible to emphasize his love and plan of salvation.
Sleeth reawakens readers to the necessity of trees in every aspect of life, increasingly disregarded by many today. Drawing upon his scientific knowledge, medical practice experiences and deep Christian beliefs, he presents intriguing information about nature and its importance to mankind.
Reforesting Faith reveals how God used trees from Genesis to Revelation to link the spiritual and natural worlds. Sleeth urges readers to take a personal interest in the trees surrounding them, make a determined effort to save them, plant new ones for future generations, and continue the relationship begun when God created the earth.
Alice Stone Thomas