When you can’t believe in God, look to nature.
For those who can’t imagine an active personal God, nature can help us understand why things are as they are, and appreciate and feel part of the order and beauty in our world. No one believes nothing. And at a time when involvement in traditional religion is declining, it can be worthwhile to become familiar with an approach that many are exploring—in looking to nature as a point of reference and a guide. This book shows how a naturalist view, grounded in science, can prompt spiritual responses and give a base from which to consider important questions. It looks at challenges that can come with this and practices that can contribute to our lives. So, take a look—to be reminded of and learn more about the wonders and meaning in nature, with reasons to notice, care, and spend time in natural settings.
Todd Macalister has written about meditation in medicine, religion in early New England, and the spiritual views of Albert Einstein. He is Director of Communications at the Religious Naturalist Association and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.