Biblical Birds Praise Jesus Christ
The prophet Isaiah’s picture of a peaceable kingdom gives voice to a primeval yearning for a better world where humans will live at peace with one another, the earth, and all its creatures.
The Apostle Paul believed that the birth of Jesus Christ makes Isaiah’s dream a possibility through the coming of his Kingdom. The whole of creation looks forward to that time, according to Paul. Bird Carols invites readers to explore the biblical world at the time of the first Christmas. Its stories depict a world where all things are possible and prayers are answered. They portray biblical birds as active participants or background figures in events before, during, and after the first Christmas night. These tales show readers how a connection has existed from the beginning between God’s story and theirs. This connection makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.
The title poem imagines what seven biblical birds might have caroled on that night of all nights. The following bird tales, interspersed with carols, record untold tales that enlarge our appreciation of both birds and the Christ of Christmas who cares for them. They alert readers to God’s activity in today’s world.
About the Author
As a former petroleum geologist who has discovered more oil than Jed Clampett, Richard Barnett now explores the treasures buried in evocative texts and untold stories of the Bible.
Richard Barnett graduated from the University of Houston (B.Sc., 1959; M.Sc., 1969). His geological career includes six years in North Africa, where he studied rocks similar to those in the Holy Land. He is a member of the Houston Geological Society, a 50-year member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and a member of the Geology Section of the American Scientific Affiliation. Retired from teaching geology at Houston Community College, Richard Barnett is now a freelance writer and a volunteer with the Texas Master Naturalists program.
Richard Barnett lives in Wimberley, Texas with his wife, Opal Patricia. He has two grown daughters and attends Wimberley Presbyterian Church.
Author’s website: RichardSBarnett.com
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