About the Book
Book: In The Garden
Author: Whitaker House Editorial
Genre: Christian non-fiction, Biblical history, cultural, Biblical reference
Release Date: January 10, 2020
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.
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The first thing that grabbed my attention was the breathtaking pictures in the book. They are captivating and help readers get a glimpse of different items found in a garden. I loved the explanation of the different plants and trees. What really intrigued me was how the book referenced different things found in the Bible such as Juniper. I liked being reminded about Elijah taking refuge under the Juniper tree.
There are many references in the book about plants and trees that can be found in the Bible. This book is very short but is packed with lots of information that would be good to use in a classroom setting for children. It could also be a gift to give to someone who is interested in finding out about the use of different items found in a garden. When I saw the picture of the Crown of Thorns it made me gasp for a minute. What a vivid picture to see that reminded me this could have been what Jesus wore.
I really liked the section about edible plants. These plants are familiar and it was nice to learn more about them. Overall a nice book with intriguing information that inspired me to find uses for the plants and trees and remind myself how they were used in Biblical times.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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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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