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Thumbprint in the Clay


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Table of Contents

1. Coffee Mugs
2. The Faces of the Earth
3. Beauty, Its Shapes and Signs
4. The Markings of Grace
5. Determining Identity
6. Indelible Impressions
7. Seals of Authenticity
8. Remarking, Remaking
9. Scars and Stains
10. Marked for Suffering: Job and Jacob
11. A Sad, Smeared Print
12. God-Printed People
List of Poems

About the Author

Luci Shaw is a poet, essayist, lecturer and writer in residence at Regent College, Vancouver. A founding member of the Chrysostom Society of Christian Writers, Shaw is the author of ten volumes of poetry and other titles such as Adventure of Ascent, Breath for the Bones, Harvesting Fog and Water My Soul. She has also coauthored three books with Madeleine L'Engle. Her papers are preserved in the Luci Shaw Collection at Wheaton College's Buswell Library, and she lives in Bellingham, Washington.


"Luci Shaw presents a wonderful meditation on how beauty arises from our interaction with nature as an act of divine creation and our own acts of creativity as God's image-bearers, both by true acts of love. In fact, this work itself is a work of love and a creative engagement in the nature of beauty and a further demonstration of Shaw's skill as a poet of God's creation."--James M. Turner, Calvin, April 2018
"By the light shed by this book, we are better able to see our own God-imprinted lives as they're marked by penetrating mystery and indelible grace. Turn the page and engage the adventure!"--Susan S. Phillips, Radix, Vol. 39, No. 2
"Shaw's practical book is inspiring and will give readers encouragement. Highly recommended."--CBA Retailers+Resources, April 16, 2016

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