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About the Author

Born in Seattle, Washington, Chris Highland has degrees from Seattle Pacific University and San Francisco Theological Seminary.  He was an ordained Presbyterian minister for fourteen years and served as an interfaith chaplain for twenty-five years. Author of six Nature meditation books beginning with Meditations of John Muir (2001), he published three books in 2010 including a book on radical chaplaincy, My Address is a River, a "spiritual autobiography" entitled Life After Faith and a novella entitled Jesus and John Muir. While researching and writing Burroughs, Chris lived in a one-room cabin on Whidbey Island in Washington State. His website is naturetemple.net
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  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (December 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419678051
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419678059
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #763,821 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*Writer, Teacher, Photographer, Poet, Social Worker, "Nature Chaplain"

Master's Degree through the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion, Seattle Pacific University
Community College Teaching Credential, State of California
Faculty: College of Marin; Cherry Hill Seminary
Adjunct Faculty (former): Dominican University of California
Manager: Senior Cooperative Housing
Director: Emergency Shelter (2008-2010)
Presbyterian Minister (1987-2001)
Interfaith Chaplain (1980-2005)
Freethinker (in the tradition of Paine, Emerson, Frances Wright, Whitman, Burroughs, et al)
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Primary website (with blogs):
www.chighland.com
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Nature Chaplain Videos:
www.youtube.com/user/templenature

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Long on October 1, 2008
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I had not heard of John Burroughs before I read this book, although I had read others of Chris Highland's books. This one is particularly powerful. Burroughs made me look at the natural world in ways I had not even known before. I recently took the book with me on an outdoor trip with friends, and read them several passages around the fire at night. Chris's book will be on my essential equipment list for future trips. Burroughs is a naturalist on a level with John Muir, and more folks should read what he has to say about the natural world, man and our own spiritual awareness. And the framework that Chris has created for Burroughs' writings makes them even more powerful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on September 21, 2010
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It's short and sweet, and made me buy more books on John Burroughs. What a fascinating man and a deeply touching life.
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Beautiful words & descriptions of life! I felt very positive with heartwarming words of wisdom by John Boroughs.
easy to read and very thought provoking! I read it & gave it as gift to a friend. :)
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I think I have all of Chris Highland's books about the philosophers and have enjoyed them all. This one is just not quite the level of the others. Still nice and relaxing to read a few pages every day.
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By Amazon Customer on April 29, 2015
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I enjoy all of John Buroughs writings.
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