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An Eye on the Sparrow: The Bird Lover's Bible

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Alt cover for ISBN 1483962814/9781483962818

Why?

“Why?” is my favorite question. It’s one I ask myself again and again, every time I poke around outside looking at plants and birds and bugs and everything else under the sun.

And wondering “Why?” is how this book came into being.

Why might a dove bring an olive leaf back to the Ark?

Why did a rain of quail fall upon the sleep
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Paperback, 310 pages
Published April 12th 2013 by CreateSpace
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Dan Bartmann
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A really fun read! I find history interesting, I like birds ~ I' neither a bird fanatic or a bible fanatic.

I do know the author so I was lucky to see the work in progress before publishing. It was the same day the first batch of books showed up that I took my daughter to get her learners permit for driving (I got my copy in the morning). Turned out the computers at the drivers license office were down... we had to wait there for over 6 hours. Nothing boring about that day (at least for me) ~ th
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Pat Storbeck
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The is my first review of any book. Sally shares her vast knowledge with clarity, and an easy style that carries you along on a great trip. Her whit pops out and makes it fun to learn. It is never dry or boring. I have recommended "An Eye on the Sparrow" to my friends, even the ones not online. Thanks Sally.

Tina
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book by Sally Roth, certainly my favorite. An Eye on the Sparrow: The Bird
Lover"s Bible is full of interesting facts, entertaining anecdotes & beautiful illustrations. Sally is such a talented writer. This book appeals to not just the bird lover but historians, naturalists, the scientific, the religious or anyone looking for an intriguing read. It is hard to put down. I've learned so many new things about a few of my feathered friends: the Bittern, Quail, Raven, Dove, and "even
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Mark Myers
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Sally Roth makes some amazing connections between two things I love .. birds and the bible. The illustrations are fabulous. This is a great read. An Eye on the Sparrow: The Bird Lover's Bible ...more
Wes
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book absolutely changed my view on how I read books about birds. I have always used them as reference books. This one is a good reference as well, but, different in that I read it cover to cover like I would a novel. FOUR times now! ;-) Sally Roth is a wonderful writer and this book is just the latest in a long line of fantastic bird and garden books!
Stacey D.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet little book. The illustrations were fun and light and dovetailed (pun intended) perfectly with Roth's interesting and often humorous tidbits and anecdotes. The author ties everything in nicely - interesting facts on migration, mating, feeding, etc., habits of our flying feathered friends - as they are referenced in the Scriptures. For those who love nature and birds, this one is for you. My only request was that I would have liked Roth to expand a bit on falconry in the chapter ...more
Linnae
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
An in-depth look at all the birds mentioned in the Bible and why--according to what we know of their behaviors and traits--they would have been the ones included. I found it completely fascinating!

To be clear, I marked it "Christian" not because Roth is Christian (she's not), but because I think other Christians would find it very interesting.

A more in-depth review can be found here: http://ofbooksandblooms.blogspot.com/...
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Guy Swentek
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I'm so thankful to Goodreads, the publisher & the author for sharing this interesting book with me. As other readers have noted, the book is full of interesting facts about birds and does a great job with the Bible verses too. I've already passed the book along to a colleague and she is also enjoying it. ...more
Brittany Marin
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

Fun read. Unlike other books about birds this one was easy to read straight through. I highly recommend this for those interested in learning more about birds, but don't know where to start.
Rebecca
Nov 16, 2013 marked it as to-skim-only
Won in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
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Sally Roth is an award-winning author of 20 or so popular books about birds, nature, and gardening, including the best-selling "Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible," and a contributing editor for "Birds & Blooms" magazine.

Her latest book is "An Eye on the Sparrow: The Bird Lover's Bible," which uses quotes from the Bible as a jumping-off point for examining the natural behavior of the birds behind those
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