Bill Brown is my kind of theologian - smart, provocative, surprising; a visionary with both soul and wit. . . . He reminds me of the power of story as he translates sacred texts into a collective prayer for our future. Earth is his heaven, right here, right now.
-Terry Tempest Williams,
author of When Women Were Birds
In a book that is eye-opening and occasionally jaw-dropping, Brown draws the vital connection between genuine wonder and hope for the created world. Wide-ranging and thoroughly engaging, this volume shows both mature and novice readers how to see more deeply into the Bible. What is much more, it gives us the best reason to slow down and look. Ideally suited for discussion groups in congregational settings.
-Ellen F. Davis,
Duke Divinity School
Erudite and down-to-earth, serious and funny, full of deep insights written in sparkling prose, William Brown's Sacred Sense is a timely exploration of wonder in the Bible and in the world. Indeed, these insightful meditations on seventeen biblical texts - from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 - cultivate an appetite for wonder. May this excellent book find a multitude of readers.
author of For the Beauty of the Earth: A Christian Vision for Creation Care
Scripture, for Bill Brown, is a living word and source of transforming wonder. In this breathtaking volume he guides readers through an expansive biblical landscape ranging from creation to new creation and evoking a sense of wonder about God, the world, and our humanity. This is one of those rare books that gladden the heart, mind, and imagination.
-Frances Taylor Gench,
Union Presbyterian Seminary