Dear colleagues,

book coverIt is my pleasure to inform you that my latest book, Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality, has just been published by Fortress Press.

“No author in English is more important than Paul Santmire in the field of Christian theology of nature. Before Nature is a beautiful culmination of Santmire’s nearly half a century of writings on the topic. While being through and through a theology of nature, this book is at once a moving spiritual autobiography, a creative exploration of the doctrine of the Trinity, and an admirably practical guide to prayer.”
—John F. Hoffmeyer
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

To learn more about the book, click here for the Contents, Prologue, and Sample Chapter.

For those of you who wish to consider the book for classroom adoption, request an exam copy.

For those who have a blog or review books for a newspaper, journal, or magazine request a review copy.

If you would like to purchase a copy directly, please find the book at your favorite retailer:,, Barnes&,

Thank you for your support and your interest in my work. Let me know if I can help you in any way or if you have ideas for getting this book into the hands of those who would benefit from it.