God Drops Things
Benedictine monk Kilian McDonnell’s third book of poems, God Drops and Loses Things, reverberates with the same wry, awkward, accessible humanness of his first two collections, Swift, Lord, You Are Not and Yahweh’s Other Shoe. McDonnell “contends with God” in every line—“Am I/ to imitate the God who killed/ all the firstborn in Egypt.” This is religious poetry in its highest form. Liturgical Press
In our journeys of faith, it’s difficult—and often unwise—to travel alone. The 15 Days of Prayer series offers a number of possible guides—Catherine of Siena, Saint Benedict, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, to name a few. Each book in the series focuses on and includes a brief biography of one figure; readers then move through 15 days of meditations and meaty reflection questions. New City Press
What Would Jesus Do?
What do you do when a stranger asks you for a handout? Is giving money the best idea? Servant or Sucker: Wise and
Music and Justice
Martin Smith, lead singer for the band Delirious?, couldn’t reconcile staying in five-star hotels when people live in slums. So he decided to take action in the arena he knows something about: music. CompassionArt: Creating Freedom from Poverty is a 14-track CD with songs from 12 songwriters, including Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman. A companion book, The Art of Compassion, contains reflections from the musicians about their experience working on the project. All proceeds support charitable projects.