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  • Day I Fell Down The Toilet And Other Poems

    $16.99

    Have you ever been punched by a cabbage or fallen head first down the loo?

    Have you ever had fun with a poem? You haven’t? Then this book’s for you.

    Whacky poems that take a roller-coaster ride from the crazy corners of dreams to the big questions of life.

    This collection of over seventy poems for children by Steve Turner is regularly in the best-seller lists. Full of wit and fun, his thought-provoking poetry has been used by teachers in classrooms and entertained children at home over the years. These poems make an instant impact, as the themes and ideas in them offer lots of food for thought for young minds.

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  • Bless Our Pets

    $18.99

    A celebration of creatures-and one of the last books edited by beloved children’s poet Lee Bennett Hopkins.

    In this adorable, often amusing collection, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Lois Lowry, and twelve other poets give thanks for those who bark, purr, chitter, and slither. The poems feature fourteen different animal companions, including a cat snoozing in her bed, a goldfish dancing in her bowl, and a gerbil nestling in an overall pocket. Illustrated in warm, tender detail by Lita Judge, Bless Our Pets captures the charms-and antics-of pets and the people who love them.

    From puppies to mice to turtles to ponies, this endearing anthology expresses children’s gratitude for creatures big and small. Bless Our Pets is the perfect tribute to the friends who bring so much joy into our everyday lives.

    Poems by…

    * Ann Whitford Paul
    * Rebecca Kai Dotlich
    * Linda Trott Dickman
    * Eric Ode
    * Ralph Fletcher
    * Sarah Grace Tuttle
    * Kristine O’Connell George
    * Darren Sardelli
    * B.J. Lee
    * Charles Ghigna
    * Lois Lowry
    * Prince Redcloud
    * Joan Bransfield Graham
    * Lee Bennett Hopkins

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  • Be Thou My Song

    $12.95

    “Be Thou my Song” is a line from seventeenth-century poet Edward Taylor. In his meditation on Philippians 2:9, Taylor finds that his ability to compose poetry falls short of his desire to glorify God, so he prays, “That I thy glorious Praise may Trumpet right, / Be thou my Song, and make Lord, mee thy Pipe.” In one way or another, all of the poets included in the chapters of Be Thou My Song strive to convey their wonder for God’s unending grace and mercy in their own limited ways; He provides the content, the song, while the writers are merely the conduits, the pipe. By reading these poems carefully, we can share in their gratitude for how God cares for us, both here on earth and in our final heavenly home.

    In each chapter, you will find a poem, presented in its entirety, followed by an exploration of that poem and some questions to contemplate afterwards. The goal of these explorations is to provide readers with a deeper appreciation, a deeper understanding, and a deeper love of what each poet has given to us.

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  • Touch The Earth

    $18.00

    Gather it from memory.
    Let it touch the earth.

    In Touch the Earth, Drew Jackson continues the project he began in God Speaks Through Wombs, reflecting on the Gospel of Luke through poetry. Touch the Earth picks up in chapter nine and continues through the end of Luke’s Gospel. Part protest poetry, part biblical commentary, Jackson presents the gospel story in all its liberative power. Here the gospel is the fresh words / that speak of / things impossible.

    From the feeding of the multitude (The best hosts always provide / take home containers”) to the resurrection of Jesus (the belly of mother Earth / is, indeed, a womb . . . the humus of life is where we become fully human), this collection helps us hear the hum of deliverance–against all hope–that’s been in the gospel all along.

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  • I Wish For You

    $14.99

    Ideal for gift giving, this charming and colorful gift book inspires readers and gives them the words to express their heartfelt hopes and well wishes for their loved ones.

    What do you wish for your friends and family? Greater joy? Fearless freedom to be who they are? Strength to persevere? Wisdom for that crucial next step in life?

    Whatever you’re longing to say, I Wish for You contains uplifting affirmations that celebrate the best that life has to offer. Its universal themes of chasing your dreams, following your heart, and facing challenges with courage and conviction apply to a wide variety of special occasions, including graduations, baby showers, weddings, and general encouragement during tough times.

    When you’re wanting to send more than just a card, give this beautifully written and illustrated gift book to brighten the day of someone you love.

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  • Fatherless Child : You Are Never Alone

    $30.00

    Words of wisdom by Abraham Ali. These spoken words are a short introduction into the life and journey of Ali. A young Black man striving to be free and define his identity in this negativity. This is my therapy. My art for life contribution to the human family are the words that empower me to see my true destiny. Hopefully, they will help to guide you through the darkness that the mind must navigate through to ultimately find and define you.

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  • Language Of The Birds

    $21.00

    According to legend, the language of the birds was a mystical language God used to talk with Adam and Eve when he walked with them in the garden of Eden. Amy Nemecek listens for this divine dialect as she communes with God on her walks along country roads and creek banks, through forests and hayfields. She observes the world around her with expectation, knowing that God still speaks to us as he is at work making all things new. If we have ears to hear, we can catch snippets of his grace in the watercolor silhouette of a bird, the thrum of a tractor engine, the tang of a grapefruit, the curvature of an ampersand. Amy doesn’t want to miss any of it, so she remains attentive to the smooth grit of beach sand, the tendrils of a nebula, and the steady gaze of a fossil. She delights in the details, and you will too.

    In this collection of lyric and narrative poems, you are invited to walk with her as she reflects on larger themes of beauty, loss, motherhood, family, and vocation. She contemplates the sacredness of ordinary moments that we usually don’t recognize except in hindsight. Twining through every line is an aching hopefulness that ties together her love of words, her devotion to scripture, and her deep gratitude for each of life’s joys and griefs.

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  • Holy Land : Poems

    $21.00

    “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” -Exodus 3:5″The Holy Land is everywhere.” -Black Elk

    The two epigraphs that preface Angela Alaimo O’Donnell’s Holy Land introduce the reader to the central theme that permeates her poems: that holy places deserve to be regarded with reverence and that all places are holy places. In her afterward, the poet traces these foundational concepts to her Catholic childhood wherein religious instruction consisted largely of memorizing the Baltimore Catechism. “One of questions the Catechism poses is ‘Where is God?’ The answer is ‘God is everywhere.’ We believed this to be true. God was in church, but God was also in our house (a crucifix in every room), in the backyard, in our Buick (rosary beads swinging from the rearview mirror), at our birthday parties in the basement, and in our own bodies. And though those places may not sound very holy, they were. Because God was there. Is there.”

    In addition to affirming this foundational belief, these poems extend the terrain, moving beyond the geographical and the physical to the temporal, the carnal, the intellectual, and the spiritual realms. They assert that our days are blessed, our bodies are blessed, our minds and souls are all blessed and sacred ground. The poet explores a broad spectrum of physical locations, beginning with poems set in the Holy Land and moving on to places closer to home, ranging from the west of Ireland to rural Minnesota, from New York City to the Texas border. She also probes the temporal spaces we occupy, experiences of death and birth, love and loss, desire and desolation that mark our human passage.

    The English word holy is related to the Germanic word heilig, a word that means blessed and also carries within it the idea of wholeness. Holy Land attempts to honor both the holiness and the wholeness of our world-from Gotham to Golgotha, the Bronx River to the Sea of Galilee-and to honor the holiness and wholeness of our blessed and broken humanity.

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  • Christian Poetry In America Since 1940

    $25.00

    Showcasing thirty-five American poets born in or after 1940, this anthology confirms that one of the most vibrant developments in contemporary verse has been a renewed engagement with the Christian faith. Across a full spectrum of Christian belief, including the struggle to believe at all, these poets bring the power of their art to bear on serious questions: how to understand the goodness of God in a fallen and tragic world, how to reconcile universal truths with the particularities of human experience, how to render familiar events of salvation history in new language that generates its own epiphanies. As Christian engagement assumes a multiplicity of modes and voices, so does contemporary poetry in America. This volume, then, selective yet representative, features the work of early-, mid-, and late-career poets, formalists, free-verse poets, and experimenters in prosody. This anthology bears witness to the poetic mind as it seeks that which is above.

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  • I Sat Down With My Father

    $19.99

    Poetry is the language of love, and God is the greatest author of love. The pages of this book are my heart’s attempt to put God’s love into words. In these words, I pray that you will find the love that I have felt throughout the years, that you will see and perhaps even feel the presence of our Heavenly Father, or that you will be intrigued to investigate beyond my words and delve into God’s Word.

    Seek Christ, and you will find Him, for He is seeking you.

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  • From Shade To Shine

    $20.00

    This collection of poems begins in the growing darkness of November, stretches through Advent and the seasons leading to Easter and to Pentecost, and ends in the budding light of the Scottish Orkney Islands, where the canonical hours measure time over centuries and where God broods over an austere and beautiful landscape. The measurement of time passing and returning, year after year, in the rhythms of the seasons and of the liturgical year, create the pace and the song. But in the biblical voices of Magdalene, Mary, Abel, and Eve, and in the grim historical and political realities of war and suffering, one also hears lament and finds the poet’s clear-eyed gaze straight into life’s challenges. Memory is at work here, too, in personal reminiscences and in theological reflection. As one philosopher has said, “All truth is God’s truth.”

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  • Angels Everywhere : Poems

    $19.00

    “The word ‘angel’ means ‘messenger’ and the title poem of this book, ‘Angels Everywhere, ‘ presents the idea that what I often glimpse is a flicker of glancing light, as if a heavenly being is darting in and out of my viewing, allowing me entry into a realm beyond my physical, experiential world–brief revelatory messages from somewhere beyond. I’m hoping that as you read these poems, (more than once, aloud if possible) something like Wordsworth’s ‘intimations of immortality’ will enliven your own perceptions of the world as you experience it. Maybe your own fleet of angels will show up!” –Luci Shaw, from the Introduction

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  • Begin With A Question

    $20.00

    Begin with a Question explores how the life of faith is a continuous voyage, launched anew each bright day of the spirit or dark night of the soul. This is a book of contemplation and motion, a journey–often in stops and starts–toward the Divine, a pilgrimage paved with prayer, praise, pause, penitence, and (of course) questions. Urgent and universal, joyful or joyless, tinged with doubt or rinsed with hope, here are honest queries that probe, lift, and lead to discovery. Begin with a Question keeps us moving, seeking, reaching, lifting us out of ourselves to something beyond. Using a variety of fixed forms and free verse, the poet examines our relationship to the one who asks, “Who do you say that I am?” A book for seekers, doubters, and believers alike, these poems bring us face to face with anguish, anger, awe, and adoration. They give us permission not to demand answers, but to follow the questions that lead to the Alpha and Omega, to the I AM that keeps us spiraling along this twisting path toward God.

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  • Raising The Sparks

    $19.00

    Raising the Sparks, Jennifer Wallace’s sixth poetry collection, is inspired by the alignment of Christian and Judaic traditions. The idea of raising the sparks, tikkun olam, comes from 16th century mystical Judaism–the belief that, if people worked to “gather or raise the sparks” from the sacred vessels that shattered at the moment of creation, a repair of the world from its initial splitting would be complete. It is the duty of each one of us to raise the sparks from wherever they are imprisoned and to elevate them to holiness. Also informing this work is the Jesuit idea of finding God in all things and conversing (without clerical intervention) directly with Jesus. The poems in this collection engage with these theological traditions by witnessing the human joys and challenges of attending to their mandates.

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  • Call Us What We Carry

    $24.99

    A collection of poetry by presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

    Including The Hill We Climb, the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this collection of the same name reveals an energizing and unforgettable new voice in America poetry.

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  • God Speaks Through Wombs

    $16.00

    birthing prophetic utterances. . . . Enough of this unbelieving religion that masquerades as faith. Divine favor is placed on what we have disgraced.

    In God Speaks Through Wombs, Drew Jackson explores the first eight chapters of Luke’s Gospel in a new poetic register. These are declarative poems, faithfully proclaiming the gospel story in all its liberative power. Here the gospel is the “fresh words / that speak of / things impossible.” From the Magnificat (“That girl can sing! . . . She has a voice / That can shatter shackles”) to the baptism of Christ (“I stepped in / Committing insurrection”), this collection helps us hear the hum of deliverance–against all hope–that’s been in the gospel all along.

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  • Hill We Climb

    $15.99

    Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

    On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.

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  • Holy Spirit Inspired Poetry

    $19.95

    This book contains much of the poetry written to accompany the weekly sermons at Willow River Baptist Church of Houston under Pastor Al Cabrera. It contains poems written over several years. Pastor Cabrera gave me the sermon scriptures each week to write a related poem to print in the bulletin. Many poems came to me in the middle of the night, and I would quickly rise to put them on paper. Only the Holy Spirit could allow me the words to write.

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  • Litany Of Flights

    $21.00

    Winner of the 2020 Paraclete Poetry Prize, Litany of Flights is a luminous examination of the journey of the soul, from moments of loss to moments of incandescent transformation. These poems remind us to behold the extraordinary in the ordinary, and that the secret workings of the divine occur even through the difficult: “the painful paring of your hollow bones has made you light.” Drawing on the beauty of the natural world, the devastating effects of drought and wildfires, tender moments of daily experience, and lessons of the saints, the poet creates a landscape of light and darkness, with unexpected turns into divine presence and absence. Through a spiral of red-tailed hawks, the nest of a mourning dove, the parting of waters, and the ripeness of a persimmon, this shimmering collection invites the reader to singular and transfiguring flight.

    Litany of Flights
    (from the forthcoming collection)

    First, the winged movement, steady, forward. Scrub jays in flitting
    progress, hawks in predator glide, a ringing up, a knife-sharp slope

    down. Second, the effortless type, wind-splayed, motionless pinions
    in thermal recline, as the Psalmist says, blessings breeze his love even

    in sleep. Third, the hungry, against the gale, the destination singular
    and the sun dipping crimson. Fourth, the metallic, business or pleasure.

    Fifth, the whirring kind, all hummingbird. A picnic, apples and chocolate
    in the garden with roses, both flower and child. You miss it when it’s gone.

    Sixth, a baffling flight of stairs, winding upward, passage and yet vehicle,
    spiraling to unseen landings-hope courses in the kaleidoscopic lights.

    Seventh, soar to the sun. Eighth, melt in bitter hubris. You know the story.
    Ninth, escape. A flight out of Egypt, a path through the sea cleared by

    divine hand. The times you ran, the times you were left behind in lament.
    Tenth, only rotting in the belly of a whale tames your stubborn turn from

    Nineveh. Eleventh, flights of despair and of yearning, two sides of one
    letting go, hard-earned release back into the wild, unbound by expectation,

    featherlike. Twelfth, in a moment, caught up high by the Beloved, the one
    making all things work together, wings, body, arch, air-caught up, like the

    Shulamite bride, to regions beyond aeronautical wisdom, transported in joy.
    See, he says, the painful paring of your hollow bones has made you light.

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  • Therese : Poems

    $21.00

    In this collection, poet Sarah Law presents lucid, lyrical reflections on the much-loved saint, Therese of Lisieux (1873-97), whose life and writing has been an inspiration to so many people. For Sarah Law, there is something about Therese that catches at the heart, and her poems flow from that sense of friendship and tenderness with her subject. Many of the poems meditate on events, large and small, in Therese’s brief but spiritually significant life. The first section explores her childhood, and the second, her nine precious years as a Carmelite nun; years of both sweetness and suffering. Several poems are inspired by well-known photographs of Therese, some of which are included in this volume. A final section considers Therese’s legacy, as her ‘little way’ of confidence and love became known throughout the world. Each poem may be read as an individual reflection, and as part of the larger biographical sequence.

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  • Christ Our Saviour

    $9.99

    Christ Our Saviour by Gary May. A collection of poetry.

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  • Generosity : Poems

    $20.00

    Rejoice, readers, as you receive the generosity of Luci Shaw’s 76 new grace-infused parable poems. Autobiography once more merges with theology as these poems illuminate in splendored natural detail how the seasons of creation parallel and explain the seasons of her life as a poet. Again and again, these poems shower us with glorious epiphanies from the natural world as it reflects God’s generosity at work such as “spring’s impossible news of green.” These poems confirm that in poetry as in faith “ripeness is all.” Like Wordsworth, Luci is celebrated for being a highly gifted landscape poet whose works are rich in imagery from the physical world-meadows filled with seeds, flowers, and also poems which are like “shoots” in Luci’s writing life. Animals, too, great and small (beetles, cricket, and voles to bears and whales) play a major role in Luci’s poetics of creation; God is likened to a great bear who leaves paw tracks for us to follow. In their deep faith and vibrant colors and designs, the poems in Generosity might be considered Luci’s Book of Kells. We need to be like Luci’s father who carried her poems in his briefcase to show his friends.

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  • Prayerful Poet : Found Poems In Hymns Of The Past

    $24.99

    Beverly Stock is a feature writer turned poet from St. Louis, Missouri. Noted for her whimsical, thoughtful style, Beverly is passionate about creating work that explores the joys, challenges, and surprises of everyday life. The Prayerful Poet is her first collection of verse. Brimming with joy, wonder, and tenderness, this stirring volume takes inspiration from traditional Christian hymns and classic spiritual works.

    Each poem combines Beverly’s poetic adaptations with the time-honored hymnal lyrics and finds fresh meaning in traditional songs of praise. A mixture of grand voices and elegiac laments, The Prayerful Poet engages readers with its hopeful perspective, and is a perfect read for anyone who finds beauty in the divine.

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  • Prayerful Poet : Found Poems In Hymns Of The Past

    $14.99

    Beverly Stock is a feature writer turned poet from St. Louis, Missouri. Noted for her whimsical, thoughtful style, Beverly is passionate about creating work that explores the joys, challenges, and surprises of everyday life. The Prayerful Poet is her first collection of verse. Brimming with joy, wonder, and tenderness, this stirring volume takes inspiration from traditional Christian hymns and classic spiritual works.

    Each poem combines Beverly’s poetic adaptations with the time-honored hymnal lyrics and finds fresh meaning in traditional songs of praise. A mixture of grand voices and elegiac laments, The Prayerful Poet engages readers with its hopeful perspective, and is a perfect read for anyone who finds beauty in the divine.

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  • Madonna Complex

    $14.00

    What does it mean to say yes?–to God, to the Spirit, to art, to love, to motherhood, to the dazzling & tangible world? Mary’s response to the angel, saying “Let it be to me as you have said,” is an essential moment in the life of a disciple, a woman, and an artist. In Madonna, Complex, Mary’s “yes” is a moment of opening, of allowing her very body to become a co-creator with God and a conduit for the coming of grace into the world. However, womanhood in all its fullness–sexuality, marriage, infertility, childbirth, nursing–inevitably complicates traditional Christian imagery of Mary. Madonna, Complex chronicles a feminine faith journey alongside saints like Joan of Arc and Saint Kateri, images of motherhood in visual art, through holy days of the Christian calendar–Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday, All Saints Day–and sites of pilgrimage, cathedrals, wilderness, and other places holiness can be found. These poems explore the complexities of the messages we receive about what it means to say yes to God, or to something larger than ourselves that demands our attention and energy, whether it’s bearing a child or participating in a political protest.

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  • Probing Eyes : Poems Of A Lifetime, 1959-2019

    $16.99

    Probing Eyes is a collection of 156 poems written over a period of 60 years by a Christian professor of English literature. The first and largest section is called “Scriptural Extensions,” and it seeks to throw fresh light on various Scriptural situations by either projecting the personality of a character though a dramatic monologue or offering a fresh slant on the events depicted. These poems proceed from asking the question, “I wonder what this biblical character was thinking in the midst of these events.” The second section, “Interactions,” presents some of the author’s experiences in interfacing with others, from family and friends to people only casually known. The third section, “Perspectives on Time, consists of poems written mostly as New Year’s meditations, dealing with how we as Christians are affected by the passage of time; while the inexorable flow of time reminds of our finiteness and mortality, it also challenges us to understand how God, Who is timeless, is master of our limitations. The final section, “Personal and Meditative,” is a miscellanea of personal and occasional ruminations, some serious and others playful. The book has four indexes to facilitate finding a poem by title, chronological placement, Scriptural reference, or topic. The author hopes that these poems will thus lend themselves to use for private Bible study and sermon or worship application. The most fruitful reading of the poems, especially of those for which a Scriptural reference is given, will come from a careful look at the relevant biblical texts.

    This book is not presented as the work of a main-stream poet, for Prof. Higgs has pursued his poetry writing as an avocation, not a profession. He has opted for clarity over artistic sophistication, which may not commend him to contemporary critics and practitioners of poetic composition. At the same time, the author aspires to go beyond the kind of religious versification whose primary purpose is to convey a moral lesson through rhyming lines. That is not an ignoble objective, but it does not embrace a full participation in the linguistic complexity that characterizes serious poetry. Dr. Higgs seeks in his poems to combine the beauty of art with the beauty of Truth, and thereby to stimulate fresh attention to who God is and how He works with the people of His creation.

    The style of Probing Eyes is mainly free verse, but with regular use of internal rhyme, assonance, and alliteration. The reader may see reflected i

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  • Spirits In Bondage

    $25.99

    A rare glimpse of a young C. S. Lewis.

    Spirits in Bondage reveals the earliest published thoughts of C. S. Lewis. However, we find an unfamiliar Lewis–not the mature Christian but the young atheist cynic, who fought in the harrowing Great War. In these poems Lewis dreads the dangerous world that keeps us from living meaningful lives.

    Introduced by Karen Swallow Prior, this beautiful print edition of Spirits in Bondage will nuance our understanding of C. S. Lewis.

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  • Kenyons Living Poems

    $14.99

    An inspiring collection of sacred and secular poems by E. W. Kenyon.

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  • All Along You Were Blooming

    $18.99

    A celebration of hope. An encounter with grace. A restoration of the heart. A healing of wounds. An anthem of freedom. All Along You Were Blooming is the ultimate love letter from the pen of popular Instagram poet Morgan Harper Nichols to your mind, to your heart, to your soul, and to your body.

    Morgan Harper Nichols delivers a striking collection of illustrated poetry and prose, inviting you to “stumble into the sunlight” and delight in the wild and boundless grace you’ve been given. There is a purpose in every season, and no matter how you want to race through this day or run away from this place, rest assured that you are invited to live fully–right here, right now. Light will always find you, and even when the sun sets and you sit awaiting the dawn, know you are still blooming in the way you were meant to. And in each small moment, whether in the light or the dark, you can make room for becoming, for breathing, for stumbling, and for simply being–for there is Grace, today and every day.

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  • Tender Whispers Of Love Poetry

    $30.95

    “Poetry? Who reads poetry anymore?”

    Actually, poetry is more a part of our lives than we at first might think. The lyrics of songs we love that speak to us in a big way are composed of poetry. The Psalms-from which we can glean so much spiritual support-and the well-known hymns we sing are all poetry.

    Ellen invites you on a journey. Together, you can explore the glorious highs and the bewildering lows that life can bring in these powerfully rich poems that express freedom, joy, and hope in Jesus as well as deep grief, loneliness, and other more difficult topics.

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  • Tender Whispers Of Love Poetry

    $13.95

    “Poetry? Who reads poetry anymore?”

    Actually, poetry is more a part of our lives than we at first might think. The lyrics of songs we love that speak to us in a big way are composed of poetry. The Psalms-from which we can glean so much spiritual support-and the well-known hymns we sing are all poetry.

    Ellen invites you on a journey. Together, you can explore the glorious highs and the bewildering lows that life can bring in these powerfully rich poems that express freedom, joy, and hope in Jesus as well as deep grief, loneliness, and other more difficult topics.

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  • Wing Over Wing

    $21.00

    Wing Over Wing clears a path in the midst of everyday life to reveal the holy-whether catching fireflies at night, waiting at a bus stop, or experiencing the death of a loved one. This collection of beautiful poems lives at the intersection of the sacred and the ordinary, from the swirling flight of birds to conversations with the homeless. Wing Over Wing brims with compassion. The reader will find comfort and sustenance, as well as surprise and laughter, in these pages.

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  • Be Still

    $13.95

    “Be Still” is a book of poems written and inspired by the love and grace of Jesus Christ. There’s something about the ocean and the sound of the waves that is ever so calming. The gentle creeping tide, sand between your toes and amazing sunsets compliment the spirit inspired words in each poem. The idea of this book is to fill you with peace and carry you away into blissful serenity. At times we need reminders to be still in Gods presence; to find a quiet place where we can shut out the chaos of the world and listen with our hearts, to Gods voice. We all need encouragement because we get so busy and caught up in a world full of anxiousness and despair. Let the power and presence embrace you as you flow through the pages of “Be Still”.

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  • Waltzing With God

    $11.95

    In a single moment,
    when we feel His presence
    drawing us to His grace,
    all is possible-

    forgiveness, love,
    being the whole.

    He saw in each of us
    our essence,

    who we would become
    as He spoke our names;
    the thumbprint of God
    whispered inside each soul.

    Waltzing with GOD is a collection of inspiring, spirit-filled poetry from a Christian woman who takes a heartwarming approach in writing about her relationship with the Holy Trinity. It is an uplifting read for anyone who wants to curl up with a book in search of peace and comfort with God Himself nearby. Hammond’s poignant words reflect upon Christ Jesus’ Love and Grace. These very personal poems pour onto each page, lifting us ever closer to Him as life taps upon our patience. Her book is a treasured waltz moving in concert with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Piloted by His word, the Bible guides our dance and footsteps leading us ever closer to God’s heart.

    Each original poem is enhanced with photos taken in historical Jerusalem and surrounding communities, in actual biblical settings. Pictures include: Gethsemane Garden at the foot of Mount Olives, Church of the Beatitudes and the Jordan River where Hammond and her husband were baptized. Captivating images of nature located in the Pacific Northwest, Eastern Washington and Central Oregon are also included.

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  • Waltzing With God

    $28.95

    In a single moment,
    when we feel His presence
    drawing us to His grace,
    all is possible-

    forgiveness, love,
    being the whole.

    He saw in each of us
    our essence,

    who we would become
    as He spoke our names;
    the thumbprint of God
    whispered inside each soul.

    Waltzing with GOD is a collection of inspiring, spirit-filled poetry from a Christian woman who takes a heartwarming approach in writing about her relationship with the Holy Trinity. It is an uplifting read for anyone who wants to curl up with a book in search of peace and comfort with God Himself nearby. Hammond’s poignant words reflect upon Christ Jesus’ Love and Grace. These very personal poems pour onto each page, lifting us ever closer to Him as life taps upon our patience. Her book is a treasured waltz moving in concert with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Piloted by His word, the Bible guides our dance and footsteps leading us ever closer to God’s heart.

    Each original poem is enhanced with photos taken in historical Jerusalem and surrounding communities, in actual biblical settings. Pictures include: Gethsemane Garden at the foot of Mount Olives, Church of the Beatitudes and the Jordan River where Hammond and her husband were baptized. Captivating images of nature located in the Pacific Northwest, Eastern Washington and Central Oregon are also included.

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  • Pilgrim You Find The Path By Walking

    $21.00

    Sonnets are familiar to us, but not relevant. What do they have to do with our fast-paced, tech-driven, ever-shrinking contemporary world? But what if the sonnet–invented 700 years ago–could come back like a cat with nine lives? A sonnet in the twenty-first century might serve as a sacramental form, calling us from our work-mad lives to quietness and reflection.

    In Pilgrim, You Find the Path by Walking, Jeanne Murray Walker invites the reader to join her on a journey told in 58 colloquial sonnets, beginning in the slangy streets of New York and ending in the holiness of silence and praise. Stops on the journey include reflections on death and grief, but also praise for a migrating butterfly, a knock on the door, the astonishing ocean. This book is designed to be used as a devotional and read slowly; to be both a book of poetry and a spiritual companion.

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  • Dreaming Of Stones

    $18.00

    The poems in Dreaming of Stones are about what endures: hope and desire, changing seasons, wild places, love, and the wisdom of mystics. Inspired by the poet’s time living in Ireland these readings invite you into deeper ways of seeing the world. They have an incantational quality. Drawing on her commitment as a Benedictine oblate, the poems arise out of a practice of sitting in silence and lectio divina, in which life becomes the holy text.

    No stranger to poetry, Paintner’s bestselling spirituality titles have often included poems. In this first exclusively poetic collection, she writes with a contemplative heart about kinship with nature, ancestral connections, intimacy, the landscape, the unfolding nature of time, and Christian mystics. It can be read for reflection to spark the heart and to offer solace and inspiration in difficult times. Breath
    This
    breathing
    in is a miracle,
    this breathing out, release,
    this breathing in a welcome to
    the unseen gifts which sustain me each
    moment, this breathing out a sweet sigh,
    a bow to my mortality, this breathing in
    a holy yes to life, this breathing out
    a sacred no to all that causes
    me to clench and grasp,
    this breathing in is a
    revelation, this
    breathing out,
    freedom.

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  • Between You And Me

    $12.99

    Within these pages of poetry, readers are given a unique glimpse into the covenant bond between Abba Father and beloved child, an intimate relationship developed over years of joys and sorrows. These words will bring comfort, encouragement and inspiration to all.

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  • Hearts Necessities : A Life In Poetry

    $19.95

    A hundred years after her birth, a New York poet inspires a new generation of musicians and artists. Jane Tyson Clement’s poems are introduced and set to music by Becca Stevens in this book and vinyl LP boxed set.

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  • Time Escapes

    $14.99

    Joseph Esposito
    Come on a journey in time, through poetry and story. Find peace and promise through God in the pages of Time Escapes.

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  • Full Worm Moon

    $39.00

    Like The Old Farmer’s Almanac chronicles the cycles of sun, moon, stars, and planets, Full Worm Moon explores the profound transitions from promise to loss, depicting one woman’s endeavor to “”move into a third space / hospitable for another life / more rare, more raw.”” In particular, Julie L. Moore tracks the phases of a long marriage’s brutal disintegration, a year as turbulent as the wind that uproots a birch tree, leaving it “”prostrate on the ground / like one spouse pleading / with the other not to leave.”” Every month’s full moon weaves through seasons of vicissitude, creating a new vocabulary for solitude without loneliness and endurance without passivity. As they delve into divorce’s myriad aftershocks, Moore’s poems remain intelligent and intimate; amid their stunning landscapes emerge both beauty and violence as well as a host of memorable characters: Milton and Monet, Charon and Cicero, Benedictine monks and Cooper’s Hawks, clueless administrators and clever students, an oblivious weatherman and a philosophical neighbor. All are welcome, and in her lyrical, trustworthy voice, Moore guides us, with our “”longing / for answered prayer,”” to press on and “”practice . . . / anything but resignation.

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  • Journey : A Daily Walk With The Rose Of Sharon

    $30.95

    For Ron & Patricia Owens, The Journey is a drink offering of adoration poured out to Jesus-the Rose of Sharon. With grateful hearts, the Owens commend to you the poetry, songs, and truths Christ has written on their hearts. May you be encouraged on your journey and drawn closer to Jesus each day.

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  • Water At The Roots

    $16.00

    In a society uprooted by war, industrialization, hate-filled ideology, and dehumanizing technology, a revolutionary farmer-poet reconnects his people to the land and one another.
    Something of a British Wendell Berry, Philip Britts (1917-1949) was a soft-spoken West Country farmer, poet, activist, and mystic. Even as his country plunged headlong into a second world war, he sought a way of life where people could work together in harmony with nature and one another. He found an answer, though it would cost him his land and his life.
    These were years of turbulence and disillusionment, in Europe and beyond. Why had progress brought with it so much suffering? Britts saw that in losing our connection to nature and the earth, we are losing our humanity – our connection to one another. He watched as his friends in the peace movement, socialist circles, and Christian churches joined the battle against Hitler, but he refused to resort to violence. Instead he threw himself into an attempt to live out the radical demands of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount on a personal and local level in community.

    Britts’s story is no romantic agrarian elegy, but a life lived in the thick of history. The international pacifist community he joined, the Bruderhof, was soon forced to flee Europe. Now the earth he tilled was no longer the moist soil of his homeland, but a harsh tropical climate of drought, locusts, and blight. A highly trained horticulturalist, he loved working the land and discovering new wonders of nature, “to see in growing corn the fingerprints of God.” And his expertise and research helped alleviate hunger in Paraguay and Brazil. But now the soil was also shoveled over babies’ graves, and soon Britts himself contracted a rare tropical disease that would take his life at the age of thirty-one, leaving behind a wife and three young children.

    Philip Britts’s generation faced great dangers and upheavals, as does ours. His response – to root himself in God, to dedicate himself to a community, to restore the land he farmed, and to use his gift with words to turn people from their madness – speaks into our age just as forcefully. The life he chose, as well as his poetry, remain a prophetic challenge in a time still wracked by war, racism, nationalism, materialism, and ecological devastation. Britts’s insights into our relationship with the natural environment are particularly poignant now that we are even more aware of its fragility.

    In a world of concrete and p

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  • Ampersand

    $36.00

    D.S. Martin’s new poetry collection Ampersand brings together portraits & observations where the poet reflects upon artists, saints, reformers, poets, his own elderly parents, & various biblical characters–including twelve poems written for each of the twelve disciples. Ampersand–as the title suggests–brings together many disparate things, giving room for diverse reflections on human experience & the world in which we live.

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  • Habitation Of Wonder

    $18.00

    Habitation of Wonder is an offering of poems that travels the intersection of the natural landscape and the landscape of spirit. Here, the moon is a “”white comma / in the breath of space.”” Crocuses are “”ephemeral prophets, first of the sun’s spring projects.”” The ocean is “”a vast / perpetual sacrifice on the altar / of the shell-glittering shore.”” The collection opens with “”Genesis,”” a reimagining of the creation story with song as the divine instrument of creation. Five themed sections flow from “”Genesis”” like a musical thread, investigating the material elements from which we originate and in which we take shelter, as well as the gifts of language and faith, which make us more than merely “”a constellation of salts.”” In its own way, each poem invites the reader to “”tenant beauty””–as well as to tenant uncertainty. When beauty and uncertainty collide, they spark wonder. As these poems suggest, wonder is simply another name for the world in which we live–and the world that lives in us.

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  • Your 21st Century Prayer Life

    $10.00

    What does prayer look like in contemporary America? With a welcoming tone and plainspoken diction, the forty poems in Hansen’s collection explore that question. Including elements of autobiography, Your Twenty-First Century Prayer Life investigates Christianity in the present, depicting a faith in God that is continuously in flux. Readers journey through the seasons of the church year as Hansen recounts doubts, conversions, frustrations, and confessions. Ultimately, these poems are concerned as much with words as they are with the Word.

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  • Poems By Pamela

    $5.95

    American Freedom Publications LLC

    Poems on faith, family, friends and the beauty of nature from a Christian perspective written by Pamela Kay Capages.

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  • Adam Eve And The Riders Of The Apocalypse

    $25.00

    Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse brings together 122 poems about the people from the stories in the Bible. It arises from the meditations and fascinations of gifted writers, who ask themselves about the significance of these stories for our lives today. This anthology is a companion for your own reflections–a place for imagination and inquiry–and a collection of poems for you to share with the people who ponder the beauty, and mystery, and significance of Scripture along with you.

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  • Love Remember : Poems Of Loss Lament And Hope

    $21.00

    The bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses forty poems from across the centuries that express the universal experience of loss and reflects on them in order to draw out the comfort, understanding and hope they offer. Some of the poems will be familiar, many will be new, but together they provide a sure companion for the journey across difficult terrain. Some of Malcolm’s own poetry is included, written out of his work as a priest with the dying and the bereaved and giving to the volume a powerful authenticity. The choice of forty poems is significant and reflects an ancient practice still observed in some European and Middle Eastern societies of taking extra-special care of a bereaved person in the forty days following a death — our word quarantine come from this. They explore the nature and the risk of love, the pain of letting go and look toward glimpses of resurrection.

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  • Untamed Gospel : Reflections Poems And Prayers For The Christian Year

    $30.49

    Untamed Gospel complements The Bright Field and Darkness Yielding, and offers meditations, reflections, stories, prayers and poems for use throughout the church year. Each one focuses on the often startling nature of Jesusa(TM) sayings and teachings, the raw honesty of the psalms and other biblical texts, and on contemporary issues, such as mental health and displacement, seen in the light of the demands of the kingdom of God. It offers a prophetic challenge to the churcha(TM)s tendency towards management and control. A rich resource for worship, preaching, teaching and personal reflection throughout the year, Untamed Gospel contains hundreds of reproducible items, including seasonal reflections, stories, homilies, poems and some of Jim Cottera(TM)s last writings as he was being treated for cancer: a moving sequence of prayer poems inspired by the psalms.

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