Thoughts From Streams Of Living Water

Another beautiful book.

1. The Contemplative Tradition: Discovering The Prayer-Filled Life
2. The Holiness Tradition: Discovering The Virtuous Life
3. The Charismatic Tradition: Discovering the Spirit-Empowered Life
4. The Social Justice Tradition: Discovering The Compassionate Life
5. The Evangelical Tradition: Discovering The Word-Centered Life
6. The Incarnational Tradition: Discovering The Sacramental Life

Should a healthy Christianity have all of these streams? To do them all; is it to do any one of them well? Mediocre communities, bearing no vision.

To do what we love, with a great heart of acceptance toward those who are doing what they love may be the goal.

Convergence: A river is coming from the streams.

Do we need a big Church to embody it all, or a big Heart?

“The great thing, if one can, is to sop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that twaht one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life – the life God is sending one day by day: what one calls one’s ‘real life’ is a phantom of one’s own imagination.” C.S. Lewis, in his letters to Arthur Greeves.

What a rich book; brings so much together.


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.