Tuning My Heart
The Melody of the Liturgical Year in Proclamation, Poetry, and Praise
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
Laurie Kraus's witty and moving book asks the hard questions and refuses to offer easy answers. A natural story teller, she weaves stories from day-to-day life in South Florida together with the fabric of the Bible to offer direction, and peace, in a confusing world. It's the kind of book you'll want to read and re-read.
--John Pancake, Arts Editor, The Washington Post
Laurie Kraus writes with a poet's vision and a pastor's heart. Her passionate and thoughtful engagement with scripture brings biblical characters vividly alive and puts their stories into conversation with our lives. Without diminishing their strangeness, she shows their continuing power to move and critique. Graceful, sometimes humorous, and often touching, her imaginative and nuanced readings of lectionary texts show the real power of the always renewing and renewed word.
--Pamela Byers, Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians: Presbyterian elder.
As the son of a Presbyterian minister, I have listened to literally hundreds of sermons in my life. There are none better than those written by Laurie Kraus. Witty, articulate, logical, and moving, the sermons you are about to read will make you laugh, weep, and most importantly, grow deeper in your faith. They are, quite simply, brilliant.
--James Mulder, Riviera Presbyterian Church