He Wondered as He Wandered: Reflections on Birds, Butterflies, and Battles with Depression from a Marshland Naturalist is a collection of David Lord's nature writings culled from his hundreds of birding tours in Southern New Jersey, treks out West, travels in Europe, and more. His ability to see the character of God in Creation provided a respite for his restless spirit. The insights he gained pour from his heart in these short devotional thoughts.
David's battle with depression and thoughts of suicide are detailed in chapters contributed by those who knew him well. Their insights empower the words he left behind with a legacy of life for those who love birds and butterflies—and may battle as he did.
David’s family has published this scrapbook memoir as a guide to inform your spirit and imagination, drawing you nearer to God—wondering as you wander. David's original nature photography and resources to assist you or someone you love who may be battling depression and associated issues are also included.
The Lord family hopes to give wings to his life legacy. In addition, the book features birding and nature resources throughout the Pinelands and marshes in Southern New Jersey, plus more--including a critical chapter written by Dr. Ronald Newman addressing suicide awareness, depression, and perfectionism.
A special Memorial Book Launch Event with guest contributors and speakers Pastor Frank Ippolio, Diana Hoffman, Peter Dunne, and more--plus a slide-show, door prizes, refreshments, and music by The Voice singer/songwriter, Dawson Coyle.
SPECIAL ON-SITE BOOK LAUNCH INTRODUCTORY DISCOUNT PRICE: $20.00 PLACE: The New Jersey Audubon Cape May Bird Observatory Center 600 N Delsea Drive (Rt. 47), Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 Goshen between mile marker 15 & 16