Magazines 2023 May - Jun Small press roundup. Artwork by Noémie Pons
Small press roundup. Artwork by Noémie Pons
"My paintings are an invitation to pause and consider the invisible, the intangible and the mysterious, to reflect on the sacred space within each one of us."
ARTWORK © NOÉMIE PONS
The power of prayer (100 cm × 100 cm, mixed media on canvas)
SMALL PRESS ROUNDUP
- Upside-Down Apocalypse: Grounding Revelation in the Gospel of Peace by Jeremy Duncan (Herald Press, 2022). Draws on biblical scholarship and nonviolent theology to guide through the book of Revelation. Author is founding pastor of Commons Church in Calgary.
- Faithful in Small Things: How to Serve the Needy When You’re One of Them by Kevin Wiebe (Herald Press, 2021). Ontario author grew up below the poverty line and now pastors a “low-resource” church of mostly immigrants. Examines concepts like brokenness, mutuality, dignity and systemic injustice.
- Once You See: Seven Temptations of the Western Church by Jeff Christopherson (100 Movements, 2022). A novel that reflects on factors derailing the mission of Christ in North America. Author is executive director of both the Canadian National Baptist Convention and Church Planting Canada.
- A Christian Guide to Going Beyond in Life & Work by Joe Schuringa (Jo-Mar Properties, 2021). Practical advice on how to achieve success while staying true to your faith, finding purpose, building relationships, achieving God-honouring goals and overcoming obstacles. Author, now 90, is cofounder of LifeWork Project, an Ontario nonprofit (LifeWorkProject.org).
- Jesus and Elvis: Creative Resources for Use in Schools and Churches by John McTavish (Wipf & Stock, 2020). An anthology of poems, prayers, songs, essays and dramatic readings collected by a United Church of Canada minister in Huntsville, Ont.
- Menno Moto: A Journey Across the Americas in Search of My Mennonite Identity by Cameron Dueck (Biblioasis, 2020). A memoir of an eight-month, 45,000 km motorcycle journey by a Canadian searching for common ground within his cultural diaspora in Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina.
- Acquainted with Sorrow: When Your Life Feels Like the Worst Is Yet to Come by Terry Posthumus (Castle Quay, 2022). How an Ontario musician and animator “overcame life’s darkest moments” and found hope despite loss and pain (growing up fatherless, the death of his child and later his wife) by “clinging onto the safety line that hope in Jesus offers.”