Thoughts From Madeleine L’Engel and Hildevert Of Lavardin

I love this quote I saw on Heidi Turner’s blog, from Hildevert of Lavardin, who wrote it sometime around 1125 (as quoted in Madeleine L’Engels book, Meet The Austins):

“God is over all things, under all things; outside all;
within, but not enclosed; without but not excluded;
above, but not raised up; below, but now depressed;
wholly above, presiding; wholly without, embracing;
wholly within, filling.”

This from Madeleine’s book, Walking On Water:

“An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the
act of creation there is a collaboration. We do not create alone.”
Madeline L’Engle, Author of Walking On Water


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.