A ReJoining To Come

Anthropologists have discovered in all rites of passage that there are three stages of process:

Separation: Leaving the familiar, the exodus

Liminality: A marginal stage, limbo, tension, shaping, regular rules don’t apply, the wilderness (from liminus, meaning threshhold)

Re-Incorporation: Re-joining a community, crossing a threshold, life renewal, healing, strengththe promised land

Our journey is cyclical, and we must traverse these terrains again and again.

The Church is on a threshold, in beautiful ways, right now. The normal rules do not apply, and we are forced by the pressures of our brokeness and our age to change.

There is a Re-Joining to come.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.