The Book Cover


Recently I was invited to attend the Upper Room book department’s cover selection meeting. The committee is made up of the staff from the books, marketing, and production departments. The covers are evaluated and then a final cover is chosen.

I had asked for us to consider photographs by Nashville photographer Paul Schatzkin who has some amazing photographs from the U.K. We often use Paul’s images in Alive Now magazine.

I really like the final cover. Can’t wait until I see it in print. What do you think?

Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me is a collection of blessings written in the Celtic style. The book will be published by Upper Room Books in early spring, 2016.

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My Upcoming Book of Celtic Blessings

photo (5)I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new book coming out in early spring, 2016. The title has been set: Christ beside Me, Christ within Me: Celtic Blessings.

The book is a collection of blessings for the small moments of the day and for the special events that occur throughout the year. There are blessings for celebration and prayers for times of grief. I have thought of you as I have written these blessings and have imagined you using these in your daily life, the ordinary and the extra-ordinary times; moments of joy or seasons of sorrow.

I’ll be sharing the journey of this book through occasional emails. If you would like to receive email updates about the book as it makes its way through the production process, I invite you to add your name to this list.

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