Introducing: Rob Bell and NOOMA

I’m pleased to introduce here Rob Bell and NOOMA.

Their DVDs are great, and they cast a vote toward a kinder, gentler, more humane approach to the Christianity and culture interface. Rob is the main guy at the Mars Hill community.

I’m for them and their success. Watch some of the clips at their site. Innovative and fresh ways of communicating.

His new book, Velvet Elvis: Repainting The Christian Faith, is available at Amazon. Promises to be a good read.


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.