Isenheim Altarpiece: Resurrection

Good friend, sojourner and artist here Matt Frise just reminded me and a number of our Institute graduated community about Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece.

I’ve always been challenged to appreciate the themes of frailty, pain and suffering in so much of the Roman Catholic sacred art, but I especially am attracted in this piece to the resurrection section. There’s something understated about it, and the “orb” surrounding Christ, that I like.

Isenheim Altarpiece


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.