"There lies the dearest freshness deep down things.""An astonishing revelation of the beauty, might, subtlety, simplicity, and love that infuses everything, from a trillion bacteria around us we cannot see to uncountable stars abouve us to billions of living things at the bottom of the sea to a singular bird on our windowsill.A noted theologian looks at the natural world through the prism of science and discloses the nature of a God who breathes in all things and contains all things and is more than all things. The book takes the form of a diary in which each day the author beholds something in nature or thinks about something he has learned in the sciences and examines them in the light of faith. The result is a spirituality that opens our minds to the breathtaking beauty of the universe and breaks open our hearts to the transcendent Beauty of the Lord and Giver of Life. "A Biography of the Spirit" blends the poetic vision of a Hopkins with the scientific discovery of a Hawking to bring us a theological tour de force.