A Christian's Treasury of Trees & Plants

by Hilary Giner-Sorolla



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781449707118

About the Book

Whether you believe in them or not, the legends surrounding tress and plants contain powerful images which appeal to us because of their humanity and sheer simplicity.

God employed a burning bush as a medium of revelation when He spoke to Moses, and every tree or plant on this planet is afire with His presence. for example, in the plant realm, the cornflower has ultraviolet pigments in its blue petals, which are invisible to the human eye, but irresistible to a pollinating bee. In the realm of trees, the seed of the maple is equipped with a neat pair of wings, which enables it to sail away from the parent on a current of air.

Jesus used trees and plants as metaphors, and early monks and missionaries took up the torch, relabeling a number of trees and plants with holy names as an educational tool.

In this book, I have sought to rescue some of these legends from obscurity, concentrating on those within the Judeo-Christian tradition: in a few instances I have taken the liberty of linking biblical references to botanical names.

It is my hope that this collection, with its beautiful photographs and simple text, will reach a wide readership, to inform, inspire, and entertain.

About the Author

Hilary Giner-Sorolla spent her childhood in Cleveland, U.K. which is a county sandwiched between Durham and North Yorkshire. She presently makes her home in Western North Carolina. Hilary's writing credits include six screenplays, a novella and magazine articles. This is her first non-fiction book. Reading about flowers and trees and their stories, she was struck by the predominance of Roman and Green legends so she decided to give Christian legends a fair shake. She found plenty of material...enough to make it worthwhile. "This is a book for all ages, lovers of beauty and nature enquirers, legend aficionados and seekers of truth. Above all, it is a celebration of the glory of God."