The Earth Incident

God's Affair With Our Home Planet

by John Karl Timm



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/7/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781420878738

About the Book

          “On planet Earth, what exactly has God been up to?” so asks the candid question that begins this astonishing journey into the mind of God.  With nothing restricted as ‘off limits’ to the investigation John Karl Timm brings decades of pastoral, theological and scientific experience to his life-long quest for plain talk about God.

          The book’s first part reveals the seven Earth Rules that describe how life was designed to operate.  “Everything is Connected”; “Choice, free but unavoidable”; “Risk is part of life”; “Each one is Unique”; etc. – fundamental Rules of the planet as identified by global spirituality, scientific fact and common sense.

About the First Earth Rule, Native American philosopher Chief Seattle once said, “Man did not weave the web of life. He is merely a strand in it, such that whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” The Earth Incident  carefully weaves the old story of divine strategy into that intricate web of science, every-day philosophy and respect for nature, to affirm the one Biblical intention guiding all life in our world. 

          The second part of The Earth Incident  then tells the odyssey of God’s unimaginable love for our world, the drama of that relationship as described in the Hebrew Bible, and its culmination in the New Testament.

Carefully avoiding religious jargon, this is a love story like no other, through which the Bible is uniquely presented with encouraging implications for all thinking people regardless of religious persuasion.  This book is for you.

About the Author

          The author, John Karl Timm, has degrees from Thiel College, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and New Hampshire Technical Institute, and has pursued advanced studies at Dartmouth Medical School and Rutgers University.  Professionally he has been a “called” pastor having served congregations in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, and a college professor / department head.  His other publications include scientific articles, instruction manuals, devotional materials, and sermons.  The Earth Incident is his first book-length project of philosophical theology.