A compilation of sixty insightful reflections from John Burroughs, the great naturalist from New York whose friends included Walt Whitman, John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. This is the sixth book in the popular series by Chris Highland that includes Muir, Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman and Fuller. The editor draws upon years as an interfaith chaplain and student of Nature to highlight the best of Burroughs' spiritual side. Drawing from Burroughs' many books, this collection presents his close observation of wild Nature in an easy daily-reading format. Burroughs was a radical lover of the cosmos who saw that 'the earth is divine, and . . . God is everywhere.' His creed was 't even a faith; it is a love, an enthusiasm, a consecration to natural truth.' With selections placed alongside quotations from an incredible diversity of thinkers and sprinkled with crisp black and white photographs, this work takes an essential place in this series packed with wisdom for the path.
Born in Seattle, Washington Chris Highland has degrees from Seattle Pacific University and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served as an interfaith chaplain for twenty-five years and was an ordained Presbyterian minister for many years. Author of six Nature meditation books, he has also written My Address is a River, Jesus and John Muir (novel) and a spiritual autobiography entitled Life After Faith. Chris lived for three years in a Walden-like cabin on Whidbey Island in Washington State before returning to the SF Bay Area. He currently teaches at the College of Marin and is the manager of senior cooperative housing. His website is www.chighland.com.