World Turned Upside Down – The psalms and the spirituality of pain : finding a way through
with a Foreword by Bishop John Inge
We are delighted to announce that Alison Morgan’s new book on the Psalms has just been published by BRF:
‘There are no simple answers to life’s challenges, so how do we integrate our most testing experiences into our faith in a way which strengthens rather than undermines it? When we are at our weakest, when we feel we most need God and yet have no idea how to talk to him, it is the Psalms which leap to our rescue. With the psalmists as our guides, we learn to draw closer to God, to hear his voice in fresh ways, and to identify what it is that troubles us. Borrowing their words, we find that we are able to articulate our most painful feelings and walk through suffering with honesty, hope, and confidence in the God who travels beside us. Here is an opportunity to read the Psalms differently: an invitation to embark on a new journey.’
The book has been highly commended – to find out more or to order your copy visit our Publications page.
The Songs of a Warrior: Saul and David – a retelling, by Katy Morgan
We are also delighted to commend a new book by Katy Morgan. Katy is a highly regarded writer for children aged 8-13, and this is her second book. It’s published by the Good Book Company, who explain: ‘This dramatic retelling of the accounts of the first two kings of Israel follows the intertwining stories of Jonathan, Saul, David and Michal. In this imaginative yet biblically faithful book, readers will find themselves immersed in the hearts and minds of the key players as they experience battles, intrigue, plots, betrayal, love and friendship. This resource is a great way to help kids aged 8-13 engage with God’s word.’
People have posted some lovely reviews:
“The Songs of a Warrior” is a great selection for kids who like historical fiction. The author fleshed out the characters in an engaging way, rotating through different viewpoints and exploring the human side of war and political tensions – Bethany Davidson
This book brought narrative to years of Bible study. Sometimes it’s difficult for children to follow all the details in Bible narratives (in Scripture) and this book does a wonderful job connecting the history so the reader can walk away with big picture understanding of God and His purposes. We used this as a bedtime read aloud for our kids (ages 9 and 7). Our kids really enjoyed it. – Lauren
Katy is a clear and skilled storyteller whose love and knowledge of God’s Word is evident through the accuracy in this book. I greatly appreciated the cast of characters at the front of the book, the map of Israel, and the overall layout of the book. Personally, the best part of this book was the delight it gave me to read it. This book is easy to read (I read it in a few hours) and it pulls you in immediately. I think this is an excellent book for older elementary/middle schoolers, but anyone would enjoy this book! Faith Cote
The Songs of a Warrior can be previewed and ordered from The Good Book Company here. It’s available both as a paperback and as an ebook.