The God of the Garden: Thoughts on Creation, Culture, and the Kingdom PB
There\x27s a strong biblical connection between people and trees. They both come from dirt. They\x27re both told to bear fruit. In fact, arboreal language is so often applied to humans that it\x27s easy to miss, whether we\x27re 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\x27s hard to deny that trees mean something, theologically speaking. <p\/> This book is in many ways a memoir, but it\x27s also an attempt to wake up the reader to the glory of God shining through his creation. One of his first commands to Adam and Eve was to \x26#34;work and keep\x26#34; the garden (Genesis 2:15). Award\-winning author and songwriter Andrew Peterson, being as honest as possible, seeks to give glory to God by spreading out his roots and raising his branches, trusting that by reading his story, you\encounter yours. <p\/> Hopefully, you\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..