I am delighted to share good news of my next book project with BRIT Press, the publishing department of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). We are collaborating on an illustrated, four-book series of God’s Word for Gardeners revised devotions. The first book of the series, My Father is the Gardener, is now available to enjoy!
BRIT is an international scientific research and learning center in Fort Worth, Texas, conducting scholarly research to discover, understand, and conserve plants and all life. BRIT now oversees and administers the grounds of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, amplifying the love of plants and gardening in the heart of the city’s cultural district.
He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the walls. 1 Kings 4:33 NIV
Our book series features specimen images and botanical artwork from BRIT’s herbarium and library collections to illustrate and display graphically God’s gardening metaphor and wisdom. The project showcases the institution’s vast holdings along with original drawings by a local artist, Layla Luna, offering a fresh, rich layering of Biblical insight in beautifully crafted books.
We have raised the funding needed to create and print book one, My Father is the Gardener. Thank you to our many donors! Additional funding will allow us to continue the series by covering the cost of photography, new artwork, book design, editing, and printing. Increased funding will also allow for larger print runs, marketing to the broader gardening audience, and more complimentary books to botanical and horticultural institutions. Thank you for considering a contribution to help us get the Word out! Every gift is precious towards this goal. 40% of book sales proceeds will benefit BRIT.
Your tax-deductible gift to this project will help draw plant-lovers, garden-lovers, and the faith community together, increasing knowledge and wonder of the Lord in the landscape. We hope you will join us in bringing these books into being.
By Credit Card: Click the following link for Botanical Research Institute of Texas donation form via clickandpledge.com and designate “BRIT Press-Shelley Cramm book 2” in the Additional Information – Designation Comments box
Email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks for your encouragement and support!
Shelley S. Cramm, author & gardener