This welcome spiritual resource for writers includes both ancient and contemporary poems and prayers -- some of which were written especially for this volume. A thoughtful gift for any writer, Acceptable words will accompany writers on their spiritual journey, lending words of praise and petition specifically crafted to suit their unique vocation.
About Authors Dr. Gary Schmidt (with Elizabeth Stickney): Gary D. Schmidt has written several books for young readers, including The Great Stone Face (Eerdmans), Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (Clarion), which won both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor, and most recently The Wednesday Wars (Clarion), which was also awarded a Newbery Honor. Gary lives on a farm in Alto, Michigan.
In The Lure William Vande Kopple focuses on wonders of the natural world as he pursues his quest to catch many kinds of fish in many kinds of settings -- from bass and bluegills in West Michigan, to pink and king salmon in the St. Mary's River, to muskies in Murray Lake near Grand Rapids and Eagle Lake in northwestern Ontario.
About Lure: Frequently joining Vande Kopple on this quest are members of his family -- one or more of his three sons, his father or his new daughter-in-law, sometimes his two adopted nephews from Russia. Adventures and misadventures with these relatives lead Vande Kopple to ponder the loves and longings of family life. From many of these musings, Vande Kopple moves on to grapple with spiritual matters -- stinging losses and sustaining hopes, the unpredictability of memory and the certainty of grace, the extent of God's providence and the grasping that is appropriate for humans, and what, after all, heaven will be like. Dr. Vande Kopple is a current Professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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