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Earth's Echo: Sacred Encounters with Nature

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
"My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature," Henry David Thoreau wrote. Or as the Buddha once said, "If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand." Earth's Echo is a book for people who love nature and find spiritual meaning in it. Using brief excerpts from the work of nature writers as touchstones for meditation ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Sorin Books
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Mar 05, 2009 Maya rated it really liked it
Shelves: ecophychology
For a small book it packs in quite a lot. At first glance you think oh oh, a book written by a guy with a Bachelors in Theology and a Masters in Divinity...Ergo Christian reading. Think again!

At the beginning of the book he does talk about god (so for all you pagans out there just substitute Gods for God and you'll be fine), but the way he does, doesn't make me uncomfortable at all. He uses examples from Buddhism, and Taoism, so you know he is not speaking to only Christians.

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Jul 26, 2011 Hansen Wendlandt rated it liked it
The idea that inspired the book is brilliant--to use nature as lectio divina. But, books being books, this turned from nature to nature writing as the basis of spiritual reflection, which isn't quite as interesting. The first section about mountains is very well done (maybe because mountains are most spiritual to me), but the rest falls rather flat, excepting well chosen quotes from the spiritual masters.
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