Published Books

In addition to the articles on this website, my writing has appeared in The Christian Century, Canadian Mennonite,  Rejoice! and other publications. My published books and chapters in books are listed below.

Sharing Faith Stories

Upside-Down Living: Sharing Faith Stories (Herald Press, 2017). Available through your favourite bookstore and online from: Herald Press Amazon. Summary Everyone loves a story! What’s more, everyone has a story, and for people of faith, everyone has a faith story. The possibilities… Read More ›


Everbloom: Stories of Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives (Paraclete Press, 2017). Available from:,,, and your favourite local bookstore. Summary Everbloom is a collection of essays, stories, and poetry by the women of Redbud Writers Guild. These are stories of… Read More ›


Christ Is for Us

Christ Is for Us: A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (Abingdon Press, 2016). Although Lent is over for 2017, the overarching theme of this book is suitable for any time of year. Christ Is for Us during Lent… Read More ›

my creative contemplative journal

my creative contemplative journal with Lois Siemens (Loishelen Designs, 2015) Limited copies are still available for $19.99 plus shipping and handling, by order directly from me using my contact form. What does living creatively and contemplatively mean to you? my creative,… Read More ›

Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity

Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity (MennoMedia, 2015). Commissioned by Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Women Canada. Available from Amazon, CommonWord, and Mennonite Women USA. Summary Nurture your spirit with this dynamic, 12-session women’s Bible study. Spark thoughtfully takes you deep into the Bible,… Read More ›

my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015

my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015 with Lois Siemens (Loishelen Designs, 2014). ~ SOLD OUT ~ A collaborative project with photographer Lois Siemens–with gorgeous photos, monthly Sacred Pauses quotes, weekly journal prompts. Calendar pages show one week per page with some bonus ideas… Read More ›

Ordinary Time with Jesus

Ordinary Time with Jesus: Cycle B Sermons for Proper 23 Through Christ the King Based on the Gospel Texts (CSS Publishing, 2014). Available from Amazon, CSS Publishing, and your favourite online and local bookstores. Summary Nothing about Jesus was ordinary. He defied the expectations… Read More ›

Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal

Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal (Herald Press, 2013). Available in paperback or e-book format from: Amazon, Herald Press, and your favourite online and local bookstores. Summary In a fast-paced world full of distractions, this book offers fresh ways… Read More ›

Led by the Spirit

Led by the Spirit, Sermons on the Second Readings, Series III, Cycle C (CSS Publishing, 2009). Available from Amazon, CSS Publishing, and your favourite online and local bookstores. Summary Led by the Spirit is a collection of ten sermons appearing as Part III… Read More ›

Jesus Matters: Good News for the 21st Century

Jesus Matters: Good News for the 21st Century, edited by James R. Krabill and David W. Shenk (Herald Press, 2008). Available from Amazon, Herald Press, and your favourite on-line and local bookstores. Summary Jesus Christ is popular with many North Americans,… Read More ›

Making Disciples

Making Disciples: Preparing People for Baptism, Christian Living, and Church Membership (MennoMedia: Faith & Life Resources, 2003). Available as a download from MennoMedia. Summary How do you nudge the youth of the church to consider baptism and church membership? What… Read More ›

Living the Vision

Living the Vision: Leadership & Community (Faith & Life Press, 1997). God calls us to be followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities of grace, joy, and peace, so that God’s… Read More ›

Remember Lot’s Wife and Other Unnamed Women of the Bible

Remember Lot’s Wife and Other Unnamed Women of the Bible (Brethren Press, 1991). My second published book is now out of print, but I still have new copies available, $9.99 plus $3.99 shipping and handling to Canada or the U.S…. Read More ›

Where Two Are Gathered

Where Two Are Gathered: Readings for Shared Devotions (Brethren Press, 1988). My very first published book (!), now out of print, but copies are still available on Amazon. This book’s unique combination of Scripture and response plus suggestions for sharing… Read More ›