Parables Of the Deer -- A Journey Toward Christian Maturity

  Written by a retired engineer and former atheist, the new book Parables of the Deer weaves together biblical passages, color photography and deer stories into parables that biblically unpack an intellectually robust and compelling exposition and defense of Christianity. Each of the 132 chapters addresses one topic and contains a parable linking the photograph, and Scripture reference with the theological explanation of the topic. While the book was written primarily for Christians, the pictures and stories will intrigue many unbelievers and unavoidably expose them to Christianity’s timeless truths. The following text is a chapter from the preface that further explains the book using the picture on the cover.

   “… you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, …” Hebrews 5: 12 - 14.

   For a week after giving birth, a doe’s milk contains 12% butterfat (twice that of a cow) and then drops to about 8%. Fawns thrive on this diet, increasing their weight from six to seven pounds at birth to 25 - 30 pounds at one month of age. Two months after giving birth, a doe’s milk production starts to decrease to force fawns to switch to solid food.  By ten weeks of age, fawns are chewing cud and by ...

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