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About RNA Book Reviews

Book reviews posted here look at the books from a religious naturalist orientation. The books themselves may not be about religious naturalism per se but the reviewers have made an attempt to point out instances where the book either supports or contradicts religious naturalist perspectives.

Submissions:

We invite members to submit book reviews for posting here. Submissions will be reviewed before being posted.

Guidlines:

  • Submissions can be Word, Pages, plain text, or PDF format. You can also just paste them into an email.
  • Reviews should be from your point of view as a religious naturalist

Submit reviews to: tfindlay@mac.com

 

The Patterning Instinct

The Patterning Instinct

 I first came across Jeremy Lent's work about a year before The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search For Meaning was published. I’m not sure how I stumbled onto his website but I soon realized that this man was exploring and writing about a lot...

Everybody’s Story

Everybody’s Story

EVERYBODY’S STORY:  WISING UP TO THE EPIC OF EVOLUTION Loyal D. Rue.  State University of New York Press, 1999 (SUNY series in          Philosophy and Biology, D.E. Shaner, Editor)   TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreward by Edward O. Wilson Preface Introduction Part I:  How...

On Freedom

On Freedom

Book review of Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom Jason Keune  In Maggie Nelson’s new book, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, she invokes, or rather curates, a vast landscape of contemporary thought and thinkers in an expansive exploration of a rich, yet elusive...

Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree

I’m writing to recommend a book. Finding the Mother Tree – Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, Dr. Suzanne Simard. Simard has put together summations and descriptions of her experiments and findings from her career as a forest ecologist that started as a child in a...

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Diary of a Young Naturalist

I shared a poem recently and it came from this remarkable book by Dara McAnulty - Diary of A Young Naturalist. It is probably more about autism than nature. But I am stunned by the brilliance of this young autistic man whatever the intent of his writing. I'm left...