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God’s Gift of a Wild and Wonderful Land
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by Allen Johnson and Bob Marshall | 2007

NEW! Monongahela National Forest DVD and viewing kit from Christians for the Mountains. Request your copy today!

We are pleased to announce a new DVD resource, “God’s Gift of a Wild and Wonderful Land,” the story of West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest told from a Christian perspective.

Help spread the word about the values of West Virginia’s Monongahela forest. Request a copy of the DVD to share with your friends, church, or organization by sending an e-mail to Please include your name, mailing address, and phone number. Along with the DVD, we have a packet of materials that will help you host a showing to friends, family or your organization. This is a very effective way to spread the word about the opportunity to protect additional wilderness areas on the Mon.

The Monongahela National Forest contains some of the wildest remaining forestlands in the eastern United States. Its native ecosystem gives life to plants and animals and its rugged terrain embraces the headwaters of five major river systems. For decades this forest has provided a fragile oasis for calm, peace, and solitude in a world where these values are increasingly hard to find.

“God’s Gift of a Wild and Wonderful Land” uses stunning photography, moving hymnal music, and personal testimonies to articulate the way we feel touched by God in our wilderness experience. Scriptures show that the insights discussed are elaborations of Biblical themes. Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, John the Baptist, and others had powerful, life-forming experiences in the wilderness. And Jesus also turned to the wilderness.

The film highlights proposed Wilderness areas in West Virginia and shares with viewers the need for permanent protection of wild places in the Monongahela National Forest through congressional Wilderness designation.  Viewers will learn more about what makes these areas special and why their advocacy can protect them for current and future generations.

This film is now available free of charge for West Virginians who want to help safeguard our forest wilderness. We are looking for people who will be inspired to share this wonderful resource with their church, organization, or Bible study group, or a group of friends and neighbors. Information to guide discussion and action will be included with the DVD.

Request your copy of “God’s Gift of a Wild and Wonderful Land” by sending an e-mail to, and include your name, mailing address, and phone number. For more information, please visit, or contact Jason Keeling at (304) 989-3262,

Blessings, Allen Johnson & Bob Marshall
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