Published Books

In addition to the articles on this website and on When You Work for the Church, my writing has appeared online and in print for diverse publications, including Christian CenturyChristianity Today, The Redbud PostGodspaceLeaderVision: A Journal for Church and Theology, and Rejoice! My published books and chapters in books are listed below.

On the Way with Jesus

On the Way with Jesus: Cycle A Sermons for Lent and Easter Based on the Gospel Readings (CSS Publishing, 2019) On the Way with Jesus is available from CSS Publishing, Amazon, and your favourite on-line or local bookstore. From the Back Cover In this collection of messages, we follow Jesus on the way to the … Continue reading On the Way with Jesus

Four Gifts

Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength (Herald Press, 2018) Four Gifts is available from Herald Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CommonWord, or your favourite on-line or local bookstore. I can’t do it all, and you can’t either. Feeling overwhelmed by the pace and stress of daily life? Find respite from superficial definitions of … Continue reading Four Gifts

Sharing Faith Stories

Upside-Down Living: Sharing Faith Stories (Herald Press, 2017). Available through your favourite bookstore and online from: Herald Press Amazon CommonWord. Summary Everyone loves a story! What’s more, everyone has a story, and for people of faith, everyone has a faith story. The possibilities are endless for sharing Bible stories, personal testimonies, and everyday anecdotes of faith in … Continue reading Sharing Faith Stories


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 pain and beauty, loss and growth, that encourage readers to embrace their own stories with … Continue reading Everbloom


Christ Is for Us

Christ Is for Us: A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary (Abingdon Press, 2016). ~ SOLD OUT ~ The overarching theme of this book is suitable for any time of year. Christ Is for Us during Lent and always! Summary Christ Is for Us reminds us that no matter what challenges we face in life, … Continue reading Christ Is for Us

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, contemplative journal invites you to explore this question for yourself–with striking full-colour photographs, inspiring quotes, … Continue reading my creative contemplative journal

Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity

Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity (Commissioned by Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Women Canada, 2015). ~ SOLD OUT ~ Summary Nurture your spirit with this dynamic, 12-session women’s Bible study. Spark thoughtfully takes you deep into the Bible, and unpacks stories of God’s creative spirit at work. Starting with the story of creation, Spark helps you discover … Continue reading Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity

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 for pausing, room to keep appointments, jot down quick ideas, record your sacred pauses, or … Continue reading my Sacred Pauses daybook 2015

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 of religious leaders. He embraced the castaways. He surrendered to a crude wooden cross. It … Continue reading Ordinary Time with Jesus

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 to find everyday personal renewal. Each chapter explores a different spiritual practice—from classic disciplines of … Continue reading Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal

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 of Sermons on the Second Readings, Series III, Cycle C. As a whole, this anthology … Continue reading Led by the Spirit

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, but do they honour the Jesus of Scripture? Each author in this collection teams with … Continue reading Jesus Matters: Good News for the 21st Century

Making Disciples

Making Disciples: Preparing People for Baptism, Christian Living, and Church Membership (MennoMedia: Faith & Life Resources, 2003). ~ SOLD OUT of hard copies, but still available as a download ~ Summary How do you nudge the youth of the church to consider baptism and church membership? What tools are most effective in preparing believers for … Continue reading Making Disciples

Living the Vision

Living the Vision: Leadership & Community (Faith & Life Press, 1997). ~ SOLD OUT ~ 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 healing and hope flow through us to the world. (adopted 1995) … Continue reading Living the Vision

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). ~ SOLD OUT ~ Summary By uncovering the significant roles played by many anonymous women in the Bible, this book offers an important perspective on women’s issues in Bible studies. The book contains fifty readings based on selected unnamed women of the … Continue reading Remember Lot’s Wife and Other Unnamed Women of the Bible

Where Two Are Gathered

Where Two Are Gathered: Readings for Shared Devotions (Brethren Press, 1988). ~ SOLD OUT ~ This book’s unique combination of Scripture and response plus suggestions for sharing and prayer make it an excellent first choice for those who are new to joint devotions. Whether this resource is used by prayer partners, two friends, or by … Continue reading Where Two Are Gathered