Earth Psalms: reflections on how God speaks through nature, by Francine Rivers with Karin Stock Buursma, is a beautiful book. Rivers strives to help people grow closer in their relationships with God as “God shows His power and majesty, His attention to detail, and His great and unfailing love for us” throughout nature. She points out that the Bible teaches lessons through many aspects of the natural world. For example, King David used “metaphors of sheep and pastures.” Solomon wrote of sparrows, dogs, pigs, ants, locusts, and lizards. Jesus spoke of wheat, mustards seeds, pearls, and soil.
Each devotion includes a writing by Francine Rivers. They also include scripture, quotes, and song lyrics. At the end of each one, readers will find three sections, entitled Reflect, Apply, and Connect with God to assist in doing these very things. Some of the fifty-two entries are: Variety in Creation, Something Small in God’s Hands, Planting Seeds of Faith, Encouraged to Fly, and A Firm Foundation.
This is a spectacular book. The devotions are well-written and easy for anyone to relate to. The reflections and applications are simple and easy to carry out, and the pictures included are simply gorgeous.
I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates God’s creation and to anyone who enjoys reading Francine Rivers’ work.
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