The first authoritative book to focus on trees, forests and wood in the Bible including how they were used and sometimes abused. Trees, too, abound in the imagery and symbolism, and the pictures and parables of scripture.
What might Noah's Ark have been made of? Why was so much cedar imported by King Solomon for the temple, and what would have been so special? Where do frankincense and myrrh come from? What do we know about the wood of the cross of Christ or the ancient olive trees in Gethsemane? These and many other questions are addressed.
Richly illustrated with colour photographs and original artwork. The book is written as a commentary with a compendium providing additional details.
God's Trees has been astonishingly successful, has needed reprinting, and has led to many requests for presentations. The book was also a finalist for the Peoples Book Prize in 2014. A second edition was published in October 2018.
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Professor Julian Evans OBE FICFor is a forest scientist and chairs the Forestry Commission's Expert Committee on Forest Science. He is past president of the UK's professional forestry body, the Institute of Chartered Foresters. He is author or principal editor of 16 books of which God's Trees is one of this most recent.
Julian is in the leadership team of his church, was a board member of Tearfund for many years and has written articles about trees in the Bible for Evangelical Times.
Julian is married and has three sons and three granddaughters.