Here’s how the home page of Scouting the Divine describes the book –
A woman living a modern life. A Bible full of ancient truths. Join critically acclaimed author Margaret Feinberg as she invites readers on the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. In her quest to better understand what God wants to communicate through the Bible, Feinberg explores the symbols and metaphors within the stories. To discover these deeper meanings, she spends time with a shepherdess in Oregon, walks the fields with a farmer in Nebraska, explore a vineyard of California, and talks with a veteran beekeeper in Colorado. Along the way, she gains deeper insight about how scripture applies to life today and discovers answers to puzzling questions. Do sheep really know their shepherd’s voice? How often does a grapevine need to be pruned? What does it mean for a land to be described as overflowing with honey?
by Margaret Feinberg
One interesting thing I took away is that while both hard work and rest are required to grow and produce wine, wool and honey, there’s more than one way to do most things. So one person might have one beehive and another one a thousand beehives – it they are diligent in their work, both will get honey. Its a good reminder that each individual and/or church’s journey with God will not be exactly the same – and that’s okay.
I enjoyed the stories and the insight in the book. When I ordered the book, she was offering a 2 for 1 special and I’m glad she was. I liked the book and want to keep a copy, plus I want to share a copy with you.