Fabulous Fall

I never cease to be amazed at how fall brings on a display of fabulous colors! I think the changes in the seasons reflect God’s own creativity and appreciation of beauty.

Frost adds a touch of white on Vine Maple leaves.
Fall adds color to the shore of Marion Lake.




Fall colors in the bright sunlight.

My favorite fall color–Olive Drab

My new book is being well received!

My new book, “The Story of Israel: A short history of the land and its people,” has been well received! Everyone I give a copy is happy to receive it! Pastor Wallace Young welcomed a copy when I spoke at his ordination.

Dr. Todd Miles, my friend an colleague at Western Seminary wrote, “Students of long-time Western Seminary biblical studies professor Carl Laney will recognize the love for the Bible and the love for the setting of (most of) the Bible that permeates every page of Laney’s latest book. The Story of Israel summarizes Carl’s teachings on the plotline of the Bible as well as providing helpful historical and cultural insights that bring clarification to the proper interpretation of the biblical text. Laney takes you from Genesis 1 through first and second Temple Judaism into the modern era. Those interested in studying the Bible will find this a very helpful resource for understanding the big picture and many of its details.” Thanks, Todd, for these kind words!

The Story of Israel is available on Amazon.com for $8.95. The book is also available in Kindle edition for $4.95. If you purchase the paperback book, you can buy the Kindle edition for just $.99. Click on the link below to find my book on Amazon.



Ramona Falls on Mt. Hood’s Timberline Trail.

More pictures of Oregon’s scenic beauty can be found on my YouTube video, Oregon Outdoors