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Leaves of Prayer

Scriptural Passages and Catholic Reflections For Those Who Enjoy Nature

Anthony R. Brach

Our experiences of life and the earth lead us to ponder nature, life, and the Creator. Within these Leaves of Prayer are arranged reflections, selected Biblical passages, and quotations upon the mystery of God's creation for prayer, study, and meditation. As Catholics, we are called to appreciate both the natural world and human life.

The twenty chapters offer prayerful, optimistic meditations and images for reflecting upon God's creation—the universe, seasons, rainbows and auroras, the earth, mountains and hills, rock, wind, water, ice and snow, lightning and fire, flora, fauna, wings and angels, the human family, stewardship, suffering, death and resurrection. Pope John Paul II, Catholic saints, and scholars of various faiths are quoted upon the mystery of God's creation, our appreciation of nature, and our roles as servants of one another and caretakers of life and the environment. Twenty-five images are arranged throughout including line drawings of Christian symbols and photos of God's earth and His creatures.

Leaves of Prayer provides a simple and faithful guide to a closer relationship with the Creator and to a greater awareness of our role to protect life as helpful servants of our brothers and sisters, and wise and holy managers of the earth and its resources.

"God looked at everything He had made, and He found it very good." – Genesis 1: 31

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(C) 2002 by Anthony R. Brach

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Format: Paperback
Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0-595-23707-X
Publication Date: July 2002

About the Author: Anthony R. Brach was born in Rochester, NY. He received a B.S. in Biology from Iona College, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. Anthony resides in Melrose, MA with his wife and three children.

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