Saturday, January 11, 2014

Thank you to Carmichael's

Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Avenue and Louisville welcomed more than forty people in from the snow and sleet for my first ever public book signing. Friends new and old came in--and strangers too. Nina Maples of Highland Baptist introduced me, and I talked about how the book came to be, read a little from it, and answered questions--and then signed books! 

Jay Schwandt, Carmichael's Events Coordinator, made all the arrangements and hosted us. My respect for independent bookstores and confidence in their continued vitality received a definite boost. 

Amazon might offer its kindle books (and I see mine is now one of them), its new and used books, and click-and-receive services. I say, go to Amazon to look for books and read the reviews, but order them from Carmichael's!

Speaking of Amazon, here are some reviews of Inhabiting Eden...

This Book Has Legs and Wings
Patricia Tull has artfully woven scripture and science into a very readable and reliable resource for those who care about faith and the stewardship of creation.

Insightful and Elegent
As a scientist raised in a committed Christian faith community, I found Trisha Tull's approach to our relationship with creation to be refreshingly convincing. Drawing deeply from her background as an Old Testament scholar, Tull argues calmly and persuasively many of the pivotal issues of environmental ethics, including our relationship to the animal kingdom, our food supply, natural resources, conspicuous consumption and more. Tull demonstrates convincingly that faith and science are not in opposition as is so frequently portrayed in the media. Rather, faith and science inform each other as they strive to answer different questions about our relationship to the world and to its Creator. If you consider yourself a Christian and are concerned about our relationship to the creation around us, you would do well to read this book.

A Prophetic Resource for the 21st Century
Thanks be for a resource on climate change, from a Judeo-Christian perspective, that not only accepts the prevailing scientific views of our time, but links them to timeless theological truths. This book belongs on EVERY faith community leader's shelf, and may be a good read for anyone who wants to know why people of faith should care about Climate Change and/or has found - in the past - that they've had to choose between allegiance to a particular faith community and their firm belief that our good and wondrous Creation is gravely endangered by the excesses of humanity. I love this book!

  

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