Adorning the Dark

Thoughts on Community, Calling, and the Mystery of Making

Adorning the Dark

Making something beautiful in a broken world can be harrowing work, and it can’t be done alone. Over the last twenty years, Andrew Peterson has performed thousands of concerts, published four novels, released ten albums, taught college and seminary classes on writing, founded a nonprofit ministry for Christians in the arts, and executive-produced a film—all in a belief that God calls us to proclaim the gospel and the coming kingdom using whatever gifts are at our disposal. He’s stumbled along the way, made mistake after mistake, and yet has continually encountered the grace of God through an encouraging family, a Christ-centered community of artists in the church, and the power of truth, beauty, and goodness in Scripture and the arts. While there are many books about writing, none deal first-hand with the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, and vocation, along with nuts-and-bolts exploration of the great mystery of creativity. In Adorning the Dark, Andrew describes six principles for the writing life: serving the work serving the audience selectivity discernment discipline and community Through stories from his own journey, Andrew shows how these principles are not merely helpful for writers and artists, but for anyone interested in imitating the way the Creator interacts with his creation. This book is both a memoir of Andrew’s journey and a handbook for artists, written in the hope that his story will provide encouragement to others stumbling along in pursuit of a calling to adorn the dark with the light of Christ.

JENNY'S TIME

JENNY'S TIME

Jenny Swann, a recent university graduate, travels to Paris, where she is mysteriously drawn through one of the famous unicorn tapestries in the Cluny Museum into life in twelfth century France. Through the warm, wise mistress of the Cluny château, Sophie, and her family--especially her son Guillaume--Jenny's eyes and heart are opened to a new way of life. She is confused and amazed as she walks the labyrinthine path through the Medieval world. Her days in the twelfth century lead her to discover the goal she would seek for the future back in her twenty-first century life.

Praying Upside Down

A Creative Prayer Experience to Transform Your Time with God

Praying Upside Down

When you talk to God, do you ever wonder if He really hears? Do your prayers start to feel rote or routine? Do you sometimes feel you don’t even know how to pray? Jesus is known for turning situations upside down . . . and He can do the same in your prayer life. Your perspective on prayer and faith may never be the same again when you read artist and designer Kelly O’Dell Stanley’s delightfully accessible, innovative new book Praying Upside Down. Stanley uses imagery, simple techniques, and artwork to help you see God like never before and move your prayer life away from the preconceived and expected to a new level of intimacy. Praying Upside Down offers a fresh chance to learn something new, hear an answer you didn’t anticipate, and experience God in a more real, tangible way.

Beyond Second Opinions

Making Choices about Fertility Treatment

Beyond Second Opinions

Accessible, comprehensive, and extremely well-formed, this book takes readers beyond the hype to the hard data about fertility diagnoses and treatments, shedding new light on the difficult decisions patients face today and on reproductive questions which society must begin to address now. Illustrations.

The Better Man

The Better Man

Man's greatest desires are love, acceptance and power. Like a fast pace story keeping you in suspense, your nerves on end. The Better Man weaves a tangled tale of love, intrigue and murder all revolving around the US Presidency. Can a President run for a third term? The US Constitution says no but one of our characters feels otherwise. How low can a man fall an yet find redemption, love? Will a once big time Chicago attorney stop the hi-jacking of the Presidency and save himself from his own private hell? Who will live, who will die? Who is The Better Man?

Dark Prince

Dark Prince

The chaos spirit had chosen the child Alexander to be its human host. But Parmenion, most powerful warrior of ancient Greece, had won a small victory over the darkness that sought to rule through Alexander. The boy's soul had not been destroyed by evil, but instead had merged with it -- and now Parmenion aided Alexander in the battle between light and dark that constantly raged within him. But there was another world, where the creatures of Greece's legends still flourished. There, the chaos spirit already ruled, through a demon king. In this Greece, there was a prophecy that a child of great power, the legendary golden child, would come and restore the fading magic of the land to the creatures of myth. The demon king believed also that devouring the heart of this fabled child would give him immortality. He believed Alexander, with the power of the chaos spirit within him, to be that child. And so he called Alexander into his world . . . Only Parmenion, guided by the seeress Derae, his lost love from another life, could hope to save Alexander from the demon king. But who could save the young prince from the chaos spirit that threatened to conquer his soul?

Dark Horse

Dark Horse

This story is told as I remember it. The names have been unchanged, the events, unyielding. This is my history being used to tell about my vision of the future, to introduce a new way of how we might deal with some of the problems we face today, doubling as a memoir. I am an inventor and a writer, and this is my manifesto.

Dark Blood

Dark Blood

The fates of a warrior reborn and a seductive Dragonseeker are irrevocably entwined in this thrilling Carpathian novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. Zev Hunter was an elite warrior, a dark-blood dealer of death to Lycans who preyed on mankind. But he begins to question his past when he awakens in the sacred cave of warriors—and is soothed back to consciousness by the sensuously familiar voice of the woman who has haunted his fantasies for centuries: Branislava, member of the Dragonseeker clan. Now, with a blood-sworn vow of honor, mercy and endurance, and under the influence of a siren as bewitching as Branislava, Zev begins to wonder what his purpose is, what it means for the future of the Carpathians and what it is about his rebirth that he has to fear... INCLUDES BONUS CONTENT!

Dark Territory

The Tracks, Book One

Dark Territory

Star-Crossed Love, Martial Arts, and Supernatural Evil meet at the Abandoned Tracks in the Deceptively Quaint town of Middleburg...When Ignacio Torrez moved from the rough streets of Los Angeles to a small town dead smack in the middle of nowhere, he never expected to find himself in the midst of a gang war. But, he soon learns, these are no ordinary gangs. The wealthy, preppie Toppers on one side of the tracks and the working-class Flatliners on the other adhere to a strict code of honor and use their deadly martial arts skills, taught to them by the wise Master Chin, to battle one another for pride, territory, and survival. When Raphael, leader of the Flatliners, falls for Aimee, a Topper girl, the rival gangs prepare for a bloody, all-out war. The only hope for peace between them lies within the dark territory of the abandoned train tunnels where the tracks cross. Under the direction of the mysterious and frightening Magician, the awesome power within the crossing sends the rivals on a terrifying mystical quest to fight the malevolent force that threatens the existence of Middleburg.