Andy Becker is a writer, gardener, and lifetime learner, who lives in Western Washington among the cedar trees with his wife and their two dogs, Nova and Splash. Andy was a successful small-town lawyer who found respite from the vicissitudes of fighting for the little guy against insurance companies by gardening, hiking, and camping with his family, and by expanding his spirituality through Judaism.
His first published book, The Spiritual Gardener: Insights from the Jewish Tradition to Help Your Garden Grow, is an illustrated gift book coupling spiritual themes with gardening tasks to inspire gardening and well-being. The Spiritual Gardener won the New York City Big Book Award in the Home and Garden category.
Andy’s most recent book, and the second book in his Spiritual Garden series, is The Spiritual Forest: Timeless Jewish Wisdom for a Healthier Planet and a Richer Spiritual Life. The Spiritual Forest draws on Jewish scriptures and teachings to encourage each of us to cultivate trees and forests as a vital source of life and to connect to the earth in a deeply transformational way. The Spiritual Forest has garnered two awards as a Finalist in two categories, Nature, and Mind, Body, Spirit from the National Indie Excellence Awards and as a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Spirituality category.
You can sign up for Andy’s Spiritual Sparks Gardening Newsletter on his author website: http://www.andybecker.life/