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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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*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) * Primary website (with blogs): www.chighland.com * Nature Chaplain Videos: www.youtube.com/user/templenature
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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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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