Repeating Ourselves

Some of the emerging Church conversation, it seems, is like this picture a good friend sent me. We want to go places, but we keep coming back to many of the same ideas that have kept us through the ages – hold to the riches of the past, walk forward into your present and future, and return as needed.

And yet, we trust that we’ll make more progress than our little friend here.

As a favorite quote says, “The art of travel is not in seeing new places, but rather in seeing old places with new eyes.”


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.