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Books and Publications


I’ve been published in a large variety of church and ministry resource materials. Here’s a small sampling of ones available for purchase.

I’ve linked all the books to their publishing company. Of course, you can order them elsewhere, but if you do, consider purchasing them from a locally-owned bookstore, Powell’s Books (online and in Portland, OR), or Hearts and Minds Bookstore (online and in Dallastown, PA). If you’re in Canada, visit Regent Bookstore in Vancouver, BC.

I’m passionate about where you (and I) purchase books because the Big A is rapidly putting small booksellers and even publishers out of business. Customers now expect cheap books, which decreases the bottom line for both booksellers and publishers. John Stackhouse has written about this in his blog. So has my husband; as a bookseller, he’s on the ground with this one.

So with that rather depressing note, here’s the list:

Grand Days: Ideas for Sharing Faith Moments between Grandparents and Grandkids (Group Publishing, 2008, co-authored with Kelli B. Trujillo)

Eat Well: A Food Road Map (*culture is not optional, 2008, contributing author)

Scary, Gross, and Weird Stories from the Bible (Group Publishing, 2007, contributing author)

Essays & Reviews

Here, organized by topic, are some of my essays you can access online.

Food & Eating

“Vegetarianism Complicated” (Calvin College Chimes, 23 October, 2009)

“Having Myself Over for Dinner: Cultivating Hospitality in Solitude” (Catapult Magazine, May 25, 2009)

“Table for One, Please: A Book Review of Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant” (Catapult Magazine, May 25, 2009)

“Food, Culture, and True Communion” (Gifted for Leadership, March 11, 2008)

Book Reviews

“Table for One, Please: A Book Review of Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant” (Catapult Magazine, May 25, 2009)

Evil Genius Series is Conscious Techno-Fiction” (Catapult Magazine, May 8, 2009)

“Peas from a Can: A Review of Lois Lenski’s Judy’s Journey (Catapult Magazine, April 10, 2009)

“Standing Alone: A Review of Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War (Catapult Magazine, March 13, 2009)

Family Planning & Pregnancy Loss

“Missed” (Kyria, August 2009)

“When Changing Your Mind Goes Public: An Interview with Bethany Torode” (Catapult Magazine, October 24, 2008)

“Best Laid Plans” (Catapult Magazine, September 26, 2008)


“That Present Bird: Discovering the Holy Spirit in my LIfe” (Kyria, October 2010)

“Holy Bible” (Catapult Magazine, March 13, 2009)

“Guided by Dreams” (Gifted for Leadership, December 9, 2008)

This & That

“How NOT to Propose: A Proposal” (Catapult Magazine, April 16, 2010)

“What I Made” (Catapult Magazine, June 6, 2009)

“Grooming Leaders” (Gifted for Leadership, May 1, 2009)

“Top 10 Pieces of Clothing I’ve Had Since before College Graduation in 2000” (Catapult Magazine, January 2, 2009)

“Marriage: A Story Shared” (Gifted for Leadership, October 14, 2008)

“When Yes Means No” (Gifted for Leadership, August 19, 2008)

“Befriending Big Bad” (Catapult Magazine, June 13, 2008)

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