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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 faith through thoughtful engaging books and media.



Open and available to readers from different backgrounds, experiences, and faiths, this book dissolves the myths that keep you from prayer so you too can see God’s work in your life, in the life of your family, your community, and world.

Devoid of "Christianese" or hard-to-get religious concepts, McCann shares fresh insight through twelve easy-to-remember prayers like "basket prayer," "patchwork prayer," and "flag prayer." Blended with stories from her real life: working with migrant workers, standing in bread lines, visiting hippie nuns, Polly Alice shares her journey from budding college student to Pastor's wife; from single mother to small businesswoman; from writer to speaker; believing in God for both small and big miracles of the heart.

Artist, Polly Alice McCann, has served in every capacity at your local church except lawn care and Pastor (and well, she has never baptized anyone.) Just when her hope seemed the most shattered, Polly was blown away by the story of Tabitha–an artist who came back to life. With the images of Tabitha's grieving friends holding up her creations fresh in Polly's mind, she set out to explore the idea of healing through prayer. First through small textile collages, then large oil paintings, and finally sixty-six letters to friends. Twelve of those meditations became this memoir, "Pray Like a Woman." 

ISBN-13: 978-1-970151-22-0 softcover $16.99

ISBN-13: 978-1-970151-31-2 hardcover $24.99

ISBN-13: 978-1-970151-32-9 Epub $5.99

Pg Count: 284 pages

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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.

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