This latest Hearts & Minds project includes annotations of all sorts of outdoorsy books, listed by theme, from mountaineering skills and backpacking stuff to finding God in creation and wonderful nature writing. Some of these are overtly Christian, many are not. All are selected for your reading pleasure, whether you are an adventure nut or armchair nature lover or just want to learn to be more attentive to God’s presence in the beauty and wonder of the outdoors, perhaps in your own backyard. You’ll find things on experiential education and the ethics of back-country camping, leadership development for those mentoring others in church camp or wilderness trips, a few about the theology of play, and a few of our favorite memoirs.
Just click here and it will take you over to the “monthly columns” of the Hearts & Minds website. Of course there are links to our secure website if you want to order any of these, at the discounted prices. It’s a catalog of titles that I’m fond of, and hope you’ll take a look. This big list appears in June 2012.
PS: I’m sure I missed a few absolute must-reads, so if you want to make suggestions to enhance this particular book shelf, let us know. Thanks! Hope you get outside a bit this season.