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Light Shine Books is an imprint of Flying Ketchup Press ® to invite new readers into creative courageous moments of daily meditation and faith; to bring light to dark places, and calm in the storm. Begun in 1974 with George and Stan Hixson a father and son team who drove across the Midwest distributing helpful books on faithful living, it exists in order to share diverse contemporary expressions of Judeo-Christianity through thoughtful engaging books and media.


SPROUTS
MEDITATIONS BY ARTISTS, POETS & WRITERS

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Sprouts our first devotional project! “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how." Mark 4:26-28 


A book of meditations on faith and transformation by writers and artists and poets.  Edited by Polly Alice McCann and Ashley Anderson, this beautiful book will feature the art of Tamela Wagner and the poetry of Catharine Phillips and author Brianne Turczynski. Thirty artists, writers, and poets share their creativity and hope with you in a 31 day devotional. Tamala writes about her faith journey,"I relate with flowers because they grow through adversity. A flower sprouts through darkness and grows towards the light. I often use black as a way to express that beauty can stem from darkness, and darkness can lead to something beautiful." 
 

Featuring Ashley Anderson, Colleen Bauman, Bailey Carrick, Judy Drissey, Chris De Man, Penny Fairman, Alice Hixson, Tori Grant Welhouse, Lewis Henry, Laura Hogan, Cynthia Huling Hummel, Kelly Key, Delaney Kochan, Teresa Lara, Henry Lewis, LeAnne Litka, 

Betsy Melchers, Julia Otterness, Catharine Phillips, Carol Pike, Tamra Plotnick, Janet Rives, Brianne Turczynski, Abbey Von Gohren,

Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella, Jane Spriggs, Tamela Wagner, Lindsey Weishar, Fran Westwood, Danielle Williams, Suzanne Young.

PRAY LIKE A WOMAN

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Pray Like a Woman, by our beloved Managing Editor Polly Alice McCann is an extraordinary into the devotional power of closing one's eyes and connecting with the divine.  A book described as “Tiger Mother” meets “The Power of a Praying Wife,” it chronicles one ordinary woman’s life through prayer and faith. One size prayer does not fit all. Polly says, "You wouldn’t eat the same meal every day for your entire life, and one kind of prayer won’t do either." Meet author and artist, Polly Alice McCann as she shares her surprising journey as a single mom finding a path to a life of prayer despite every obstacle, and every reason to doubt.

Dive with her into powerful and humorous retellings of twelve women in scripture as meditations on their “prayer lives."  Find out how their perceptions of God could infuse a whole new energy into your faith journey, your daily prayer right now!

Polly Alice McCann's writing has been called "flourishing" and "unexpected." PRAY LIKE A WOMAN gives readers new insight, energy, and direction through the contemporary retellings of the lives of women from Christian and Jewish Scriptures. Like nothing else you’ve read about these narratives, each one is combined with humorous and heartwarming tales from the author’s life, and about how these women's stories helped her overcome myths that blocked her from faith, hope, and a life of fulfilment and connection. Polly, the granddaughter of a Baptist Minister and several generations of prayer warriors from the Heartland, shares simple time-tested Biblical methods of prayer. Join her on a  journey from college student to Pastor's wife to single mother, opening an art gallery, then becoming an author; believing in God for both small and big miracles of the heart each and every day.