The God of the Garden: Thoughts on Creation, Culture, and the Kingdom

The God of the Garden: Thoughts on Creation, Culture, and the Kingdom

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There's a strong biblical connection between people and trees. They both come from dirt. They're both told to bear fruit. In fact, arboreal language is so often applied to humans that it's easy to miss, whether we're talking about family trees, passing along our seed, cutting someone off like a branch, being rooted to a place, or bearing the fruit of the Spirit. It's hard to deny that trees mean something, theologically speaking.

This book is in many ways a memoir, but it's also an attempt to wake up the reader to the glory of God shining through his creation.
One of the first commands to Adam and Eve was to "work and keep" the garden. Award-winning author and songwriter Andrew Peterson, being as honest as possible, shares a story of childhood, grief, redemption, and peace, by walking through a forest of memories: "I trust that by telling my story, you'll encounter yours. Hopefully, like me, you'll see that the God of the Garden is and has always been present, working and keeping what he loves."

Sometimes he plants, sometimes he prunes, but in his goodness he intends to reap a harvest of righteousness.

Author: Andrew Peterson
Publisher: B&H Books
Published: 10/26/2021
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 8.43h x 5.51w x 0.71d
ISBN: 9781087736952

About the Author
Andrew Peterson is an award-winning singer-songwriter and author. The second book in his Wingfeather Saga, North! Or Be Eaten (2009) won the Christy Award for Young Adult Fiction, and the fourth, The Warden and the Wolf King (2014) won World Magazine's Children's Book of the Year in August 2015. Season one of The Wingfeather Saga animated series is currently in production.

In 2008, driven by a desire to cultivate a strong Christian arts community, Andrew founded a ministry called The Rabbit Room, which led to a yearly conference, countless concerts and symposiums, and Rabbit Room Press, which has published thirty books to date.

He's been married for 26 years to his wife Jamie, with whom they have three children. His eldest is an illustrator and animator, his second son is a touring drummer and record producer, and his daughter recently released her first album. In his spare time Andrew keeps bees, builds dry stack stone walls, gardens, draws, and sleeps.