“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.