Riding the Blue Marble recalls the story of creation, fall and hope for both our planet and ourselves. It is a story worth remembering when we consider that many in today's youngest generations will live to welcome the year 2100. From early reviews:
"As a planetary astronomer for over 50 years, I grew up with the space program. With Riding the Blue Marble, [Dave Wasserman] offers us poetic words that describe my belief in the creation of the Universe and the fragile nature of our Earth." — Dr. Ed Barker, Research Scientist and Assistant Director of McDonald Observatory (Texas), retired (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
"Riffing off Folliott Pierpoint's beloved hymn, 'For the Beauty of the Earth.' the Rev. Dr. Dave Wasserman's evocative word-journey draws us into a 21st Century experience of the biblical creation narrative. ...Wasserman explores the "why" of faith and the incomprehensible gift of freedom bestowed by the Divine upon humanity...Worth reading again and again, this holy poem issues a clarion call for us to reclaim our sacred trust as the caretakers of the singular blue jewel we call home." — The Rev. Vicki Fogel-Mykles, Presbyterian Church (USA), (Ft. Collins, Colorado)
"David Wasserman's Riding the Blue Marble shows his heart for creation, stewarding the planet and encouraging others to be stewards as well. Mixing science with the spiritual, Wasserman skillfully illustrates how these complement and build off one another in a way that so many miss." — Beth Russell, Science on a Sphere Operations Manager, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (Boulder, Colorado)
"...Riding the Blue Marble ...offers the spiritual practice of seeing ourselves intertwined with the vastness, beauty and harmony of the Earth and its systems. May it be a guide to remind us of our common humanity and our responsibility to preserve and heal this wondrous world we share." — Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
You are invited to pause and reflect as we ride the Blue Marble together!