Feeling Bookish

I’m having trouble posting a PodCast, so it may be a few weeks before we can go live.

For now I’m in the middle of writing for Broadman Holman Publishers on the topic of contemporary worship for a book entitled Perspectives On Worship: Five Views. We each write a rather lengthy chapter, one author covering a liturgical view of worship, another a traditional hymn-based view, a blended view, a contemporary view and an emerging view. We then respond to each other’s offering at the end of each individual chapter.

I like the dialogical approach to writing – it implies community on some level. I probably would have liked to have written the emerging chapter, but Dan Kimball of the Emergent writing community will be infinitely more capable (and experienced) than I will be in scribing it.

Oh, and I have to put in a hardwood floor this weekend. I hope I keep all my digits.


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.