Nature of God

Nature of God : Exploring Creation to Meet the Creator

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Ranging the world, Perkins explores nature not as a naturalist but as a seeker. Seeking understanding, seeking greater meaning . . . Ultimately, always, seeking God. Come with him to a small island to consider the value of living small lives. Or, partake in a modern day search for Moby Dick. Watch a brutal seal slaughter and force yourself to understand why it had to be. Pet a whale, coddle a trembling dolphin, bury your face in the only flowers that have a color named after them. Agree with or argue an impassioned rant against big cities. Debate Thoreau; realize that what he said was often not at all what he did. Perch atop a glacial erratic and confess that you too are one. Puzzle why a priest would be in the business of selling animal penis bones. Remember the man whose award-winning, audience-winning TV show was nothing but him before a blackboard talking God. Let Hopi Indians lead you down into their most sacred space at the oldest settlement in America. Seek out the unlikely lifeform that is likely the oldest extant on our continent. Consider two Harry Trumans and suffer their heroic losses. Meet the man who created the Tufted Guzzard and the Stuffed Ormie and was the greatest nature writer readers never thought as a nature writer. Attend a Camp for Overprivileged Kids for whom Stephen King wasn't scary enough. Learn the perils of life at minus 55 degrees. Stare down the most dangerous beast in our land, eye to eye. Then become him. Do a worldwide telecast of an event that terrorizes natives while thrilling scientists. Watch a hurricane destroy your house by a dam site. Walk miles along a beach of death, not knowing why. Walk then a beach of erupting life, reveling in birth. Live through the mind-numbing tremors of an historic earthquake. Witness a courtroom case where the defendant on trial is The Dark. Meet a girl too young to be so old, too beautiful to be so cursed. A passing acquaintance who could never be anything more. And, finally, an Epigram on Epitaphs. May all this seeking and consequent finding -- voiced in both present and past, prose and poetry -- carry a reader ever closer to Ultimate Answers. (And, along the way, great enjoyment.)show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 336g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514671425
  • 9781514671429

About Jack Perkins

Twenty-five years covering the world as an NBC Correspondent. Ten years hosting Biography and other shows for A&E networks. Thirteen transforming years living alone on a small Maine island, just he and his wife with no public utilities, wood stove for heat, solar panels for power and nature abounding. Nature, pointing them daily to the real Power in their lives. And interpreted in the wisdom of the wild, experiences from many lands took on inspiring new meanings. Over recent years he has worked in prose, poetry and photography to capture those God-sent meanings and reveal them to others, be they believers, non-believers or simply wanna-believers whom nature can so eloquently teach. Today, he and his wife, Mary Jo, an artist, live on another island, this, off more