Seasons of Clear Shining:
Rediscovering Jesus in Great Songs of the Faith
Searching devotionals based on great songs of the Christian faith, richly illustrated in full colour
Hardcover, gift book format, $30.00
“I’d love to offer something deeper in our music.
But I don’t have any background with hymns. I wouldn’t know where to start.”
— Worship leader at one of Canada’s fastest-growing evangelical churches
Music has been integral to worship since the angels sang at creation. No other form of communication has such power to stir our emotions or influence our thinking. Wouldn’t it be inspiring to reach beyond “praise choruses” and draw again from the wealth of our hymnody? Seasons of Clear Shining invites you to take a new look at the poetic and scriptural sense of some of the greatest songs of the faith—to discover, or rediscover, their soaring lyricism, penetrating theology, and relevance for today. These richly-illustrated devotional commentaries explore the legacy entrusted to us by gifted saints through the centuries. Share Seasons with your family, friends, church groups—with anyone who yearns in this topsy-turvy world to be refreshed with a sense of beauty, continuity, and God’s unchanging faithfulness.
A wonderful gift as we prepare our hearts and minds for Easter.
To Trust Again:
Healing Wounded Love
30 Days to Restoring Trust, Respect, and Abiding Love
This book is for those who have fallen and those who have not fallen…yet. For the betrayer of trust and the betrayed. For the hurter and the hurt. It’s for those who, like the apostle Peter, have denied their Lord. For those who have breached the trust of friends and loved ones. It is for the pastor who has failed his congregation, and for church members who have failed their pastors. It’s for all who need restoration, and for the restorers.
When your trust has been broken by someone you love, the feelings of hurt and betrayal run deep. “I’ll never forgive you” and “I’ll never forget” are common reactions.
Sometimes those wounds take years to heal.
Sometimes we cling to our anger and our bitterness, even as they destroy us.
But there is hope.
With compassionate strength and gentle wisdom, Arthur Dixon shares how restoring trust and respect in relationships is possible.
To Trust Again sensitively charts a path through the experience of healing wounded hearts and freeing closed spirits, enabling an atmosphere of trust to be restored.
Whether spouse, friend, neighbour, child…renewal in your relationship with that person can begin today.
To Trust Again:
A 30-Day Companion
Journal and Notes
To Trust Again: A 30-Day Companion is a journal to accompany your emotional and spiritual journey as you read through To Trust Again. Each day’s entry offers questions and brief comments to guide you in exploring your thoughts and feelings. Suitable for both private study and in group discussions.
When the most important relationship in your life is troubled, emotions tend to swirl about in fuzzy sensations of anger, pain, grief, outrage, loneliness, helplessness. These feelings need to be expressed, and there’s no better way to work through them than by journalling.
The profound Christian writer Flannery O’Connor said, “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” From giants of the faith like Saint Flannery, to Amy Carmichael, C. S. Lewis, John Wesley, Jim Elliot…look into their lives and you will find they kept journals that have become a rich legacy for generations after them.
So we encourage you to journal through these pages as you read To Trust Again. Don’t write what you think you ought to think or feel. Write what you actually think and feel. Jesus didn’t come to seek and to save those who have it all together. He came for the lost. The Bread of Life is served to those who know they are starving, not to those who are full up with their own righteousness.