Thursday, March 19, 2020
In the Garden
Consider not only the lilies of the field, but all the plants, trees, herbs, shrubs, and flowers that play a role in the biblical narrative through this illustrated guide. From the barley Ruth harvested to the hyssop David craved, from the frankincense the wise men brought to Jesus to the sycamore tree Zacchaeus climbed, the Bible is peppered with allusions to the plants that were a part of daily life in the ancient Near East and in New Testament Israel. With original illustrations, this beautiful gift book clarifies the biblical references to fifty plants and provides delightful new insights into the Word of God. Includes indexes to each plant and its corresponding Scripture references, a calendar of Jewish festivals and the growing seasons in Israel, and tips for growing your own biblically inspired garden.
My thoughts: This book was perfect for an amateur gardener like myself! I enjoyed that it relies heavily on scripture to show where the plants are mentioned and their uses then as well as in modern day. Even though I had an e-copy of this book, I can tell that the hardcover must be beautiful, with all the illustrations. Since this is a book you will want to reference (especially the section about edible plants!), I would personally recommend a hard copy over an e-copy.
This is a wonderful book to learn more about the various plants and their uses in the Bible that will inspire you to plant your own garden!
I received this book from Celebrate Lit. This is my honest review.
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Rather than being a dictionary of the plants mentioned in the Bible, In the Garden, with its original illustrations and plant descriptions, is meant to spark the reader’s spiritual imagination. It is our hope that these pages about the plants of the Bible will prompt your imagination and inform your study of the precious Word of the living God
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