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The Language of the Soul

For over fifteen years, writer Jeff Crosby has been searching for a language of the soul—a way to articulate our deepest longings. Through the years he gathered clues from within global music styles, from different cultures, from his own Christian tradition and its sacred texts—and from deep within himself.

A lover of words, he sought not only to translate our longings into words but to understand why these seemingly universal yearnings have long remained unnamed. Now in these pages, Crosby gifts us with those so-often-untranslatable desires of our hearts, guiding us to finally find the words and luminous insights for our own longings for home, for friendship, for forgiveness, and for transformation—and how God meets us in the midst of these longings. Eschewing easy answers, Crosby begins the naming process, helping us to make connections—and to recognize, within ourselves and our faith, our heart's true home.

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This is one of the finest books I have ever read. Crosby’s humility and insight, along with his vast
expertise and diverse interests, point the way toward authentic transformation and hope.

Open-hearted, accessible, and drawn from deep wells of reflection, this lovely book about the longings we
know but can sometimes barely name offers solace and hope.

Marilyn McEntyre,

author of Where the Eye Alights and Word by Word

Mark R. McMinn,

co-author of A Time for Wisdom

Days of Grace Through the Year
Edited by Jeff Crosby


"Grace is shorthand for God wishing us well." Here is a one-year guide through the winsome writings of Lewis B. Smedes, whose understanding of how we experience the grace of God in the midst of a difficult world has encouraged and strengthened the faith of countless Christians. Each day you'll read a Scripture and a brief passage about the daily living out of a relationship with the great God of the universe. An idea at the end of each day's reading will help you to respond to God in prayer and reflection. As you make your way through the year, you'll find yourself remarkably refreshed as you're reminded that God is for you and longs to fill your days with grace.

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