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Book of the month - Feb 2020

Date added: 03 February 2020

Soulful Nature

A Spiritual Field Guide

By Brian Draper and Howard Green


Soulful Nature Feb 20 BOM

In our busy, pressured world, the natural world can be a powerful counter-balance, offers wisdom for the challenges, pain and dislocations of life as well as for beauty, wonder and healing.

In Soulful Nature, Brian Draper and Howard Green encourage you to get outside and make deeper connections with creation and its creator.

They chart walking journeys through rural landscapes and town streets over the course of a year, showing how the natural cycle of the changing seasons can awaken us to the rhythms of our own lives.

Each chapter explores a different landscape, zooming in on the small details of the natural world as well as panning out to the wide-screen beauty of time and place. Simple and practical spiritual exercises are provided throughout.

Brian Draper is the author of numerous books, a regular speaker at Greenbelt and other festivals and conferences, and presents Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. He lives in Winchester. Howard Green is a former science teacher and headteacher who works as a National Trust outdoor guide in Hampshire.


"A walk with Brian and Howard helps you see and hear more clearly, feel with a warmer heart and be a part of nature rather than just an observer."
Clare Balding

"A remarkable book, transporting the reader on a journey through a year in nature. I am lucky enough to know all the places visited in this book, most of them very well. Brian and Howard's musings bring these places, and our seasons, not so much to life, as to meaning." - Matthew Oates, Nature Notebook writer for The Times, author and broadcaster

"At last - a thorough, graceful, nuanced and compelling theological engagement with capitalism and development."

Matthew Oates, Nature Notebook writer for The Times, author and broadcaster

Canterbury Press

Paperback 9781786221476

RRP £14.99

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