Introducing: Jon Foreman and His Solo Work

For the first time in some time, I would like to strongly recommend some music to my blog friends.

Jon Foreman (lead singer of Switchfoot) has put out a series of acoustic albums that are strong on every front.

From the heart of a passionate artist, worshipping child, visionary lifekeeper, this man is giving his gift well – in a way that holds up to the highest artistic standards of the day.

With pleasure I downloaded his solo work from iTunes, and with pleasure I encourage you to do the same.

Jon, simply thank you for stirring the SoulWaters. I’m so grateful for the craftsmanship and living flame in this body of work.

Finally, I’m finding music from a poetic, believing man that’s going deep into my soul on many levels.

Jon Foreman’s Website.


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.