Defining Christian Community

This just in from good friend, and fellow student, artist Judith Brannen, on defining Christian community:

“Deliberately keeping it simple in an attempt to truly live in the holiness of the ordinary, understanding that as well-brought-up children (or learning to be that) of the Kingdom, we do this in a framework of prayer, faith, scripture. Allowing the ordinary, the simple, the mundane to become filled with glory, mystery, love; a golden haze over everything, every person, every situation.”


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.