Five beautiful books with photographs and illustrations to delight and words that will unpack the scriptures like never before. Anne looks at Bible events you thought you knew and uncovers hidden meanings through her knowledge of words, Bible history and numbers.
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Book #1: Like Wildflowers, Suddenly
Many indigenous cultures recognise a deep connection between people and their land--a heart-weaving of inhabitants and history that lies, sleeping restlessly, within the landscape itself. Western society, with its strongly embedded belief in scientific rationalism, resists this idea. So what does Scripture have to say on this contested topic?
Like Wildflowers, Suddenly examines three localities in Scripture where Jesus tailored His actions in specific ways to heal the land as well as the people. Like blooms springing up after rain, His work of historical restoration is grace-laced and delicate but also quietly unassuming. His blessings of the earth are easily overlooked.
Book #2: Bent World, Bright Wings
Once again, the stories in this volume explore the Jewish mindset of the first century, along with its traditions and worldview. They probe the depths of particular nuances behind the words of Jesus, showing how He crafted them to heal history--by deliberately visiting specific locations on very particular dates and engaging with carefully chosen individuals.
Bent World, Bright Wings highlights the action of Jesus in two deeply defiled places, each weighed down by the massive spiritual payload that results from millennia of corruption. In one place, He simply spoke healing to the land; in the other, His actions were a direct challenge to the powers behind one of the greatest ruptures in human history. In doing so, He was overshadowed by the Father--as our bent world is now overshadowed by the bright wings of His Spirit.
Book #3: Silk Shadows, Rings of Gold
Jesus is Risen!
On the day of His resurrection, He came out of the tomb and spent both morning and evening healing history.
In the garden, we hear haunting echoes of Eden.
On the road, we sense the lingering pain of an ancient tragedy.
It's so easy to overlook how Jesus mended these jagged historical wounds. His actions seem too simple, His words too commonplace.
It's also easy to miss His fulfilment of the beautiful prophecy at the end of the Song of Songs - about the garden, the stag and the mountain of spices.
Let Jesus show you how to heal history. And how to experience the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Book #4: Where His Feet Pass
'I'm giving you every place where the sole of your foot falls.'
So God promised Joshua. On the verge of the Jordan, God offered the people His binding, irrevocable assurance the land would be their inheritance forever.
Seems simple. Yet, as we trace the footsteps of Jesus along particular ancient paths, we'll see there's a deeper meaning to this divine promise. It's about binding up the wounds of the past, about healing history, about redeeming the land.
Book #5: The Singing Silence
Why is a banana bent? Why do galaxies spiral in the same way as the unfolding fiddleheads of ferns? Why is that very same curve found in the gyre of hunting falcons, the pearlescent shape of nautilus shells, the coil of a chameleon tail, the beak of a parrot and the talon of an eagle? Why do apples, papayas and pears hide a five-pointed star in their cross-section?
What does the design of the universe tell us about God?
If we could read the divine signature written across every created thing, what would it say?
Learn how to decipher a message so luminous in beauty the morning stars sang for joy.
Anne Hamilton is an accomplished, multi-award-winning author of over twenty books, including devotional theology as well as inspirational science fantasy for young adults. She taught mathematics for 30 years in Australia and New Zealand. An international speaker and experienced prayer minister, her primary interest is in threshold covenants. She thinks differently.