Many people have lost touch with how God expresses him/herself through creation. For most of us it seems that technology and a hurried pace have dulled our ability to read the spiritual lessons in nature. Opening the Book of Nature (OBN) helps participants recover an ability to discern spiritual lessons, and experience God, in creation. Utilizing practices from the monastic tradition, OBN participants encounter the presence of God and learn spiritual lessons in and through creation while actively engaging the body, mind, and spirit. OBN is appropriate and easily utilized in any number of contexts, from youth groups to backpacking expeditions.