Will D. Campbell

Westminster John Knox Press, 1999

Author, minister, and civil rights activist Campbell wrote about the ironies, surprises, and wondrous moments he observed or heard about as little glimpses of life. With wry humor and wisdom, he tells us these stories.

Will D. Campbell

Continuum, 1977

This award-winning book is the autobiography of Will D. Campbell, Baptist minister and Civil Rights supporter from Mississippi. He tells the story of his early growing-up years, in particular his close relationship with his older brother, Joe.   By interweaving of the lives of the two brothers, we follow Campbell's spiritual journey from being ordained at sixteen, as he answered Jesus' call to pick up his cross and follow Jesus, eventually leaving the pulpit  and chaplaincy to become involved in the Civil Rights Movement, working beside Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, and all the others he meets along the way.

Howard Thurman

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979 

 Pastor, professor, mystic, and author Howard Thurman is one of the shapers of twentieth-century Christianity.  A grandson of a former slave, his upbringing was amidst the viccitudes and challenges of American racial segregation and all that it divided him from seeming opportunity.

David Sington, director

ThinkFilm, 2008


This is a terrific 2007 film about the space flights to the moon beginning in 1968 to 1972.  It focuses on the fascinating interviews with the ten surviving astronauts who went to the moon and were part of the space program since the mid-1960's.

Annie Dillard

Harper, 2007

In 1974 Dillard published writings about her year living by Tinker Creek in Virginia amongst the natural world and other neighbors around her. Wonderfully detailed about nature, with reflections about God, and life thoughtfully and sometimes slyly observed, this Pulitzer prize-winner stands as a twentieth century classic and into the next one.

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Jean Giono

Chelsea Green, 2005 


The story of the shepherd who planted one hundred acorns a day for thirty years in Switzerland.  It speaks of the love and dedication to the natural world and  to the beauty of trees.

  Thomas Berry

Columbia University Press, 2009

This is a culminating collection of Berry's writings and lifelong commitment to the sacredness of the earth and protection of it.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

University of Michigan, 2003 


Diana Beresford-Kroeger, botanist, medical biochemist, and biology researcher, has made it her life mission to convey to the industrial world an understanding of the critical role trees play in maintaining biodiversity and the inter-connectedness of all life on the planet.

Diana Beresford-Kroeger

University of Michigan, 2010


Botanist and medical microbiologist Diana Beresford-Kroeger was inspired to write her fourth book to tell the world about the vital importance of the boreal forests, which ring the northern crown of our planet like a monk's tonsure, she says, the Arctic Circle being the bald spot.

Guy Sternberg

with  Jim Wilson

Timber Press, 2004


This wonderful book not only has beautiful pictures of beautiful native trees of the entire continent, but its thorough and lovingly written descriptions of the trees, their habitat, and problems, as well as factually interesting comments make this a favorite among arborists and horticulturists.  It also makes a great coffee table book!

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