Welcome, friends!

Welcome to the weblog for author Sarah Arthur. Sarah is a LightUponLight cover_72dpifun-loving speaker and the author of numerous books on the intersection of faith and great stories, including the award-winning Walking with Bilbo: A Devotional Adventure through The Hobbit. Her most recent book is Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (edited for Paraclete Press, Oct. 2014).

Here you can read Sarah’s latest musings, find updates about her writing and speaking, read excerpts and reviews of her books, and purchase copies of her resources for both individual and group reading.

“I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?”
–Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

9 Responses to Welcome, friends!

  1. Emily Gibson says:

    Sarah,

    Your book “At the Still Point” came to my attention twice in the past week–in the Bas Bleu catalog but it did not arrive in time for me to have the book to read as we drove our daughter cross country for her freshman year at Wheaton College, where I found your book in the bookstore (and bought it!). It is a delight to read your anthology of wonderful literature excerpts along with scripture and I know I’ll be returning to your book many times in my devotional life. Any book with riches from God’s Word, as well as from Austen, Berry, Chesterton, Dickinson, Dostoevsky, Grahame, Hopkins, Keillor, Norris, Shaw, Teresa of Avila, and Tolstoy is my kind of favorite read!

    While at Wheaton, I had to visit the Wade Center and immerse myself in the wonders of a place with so much history on its shelves (not to mention the Lewis wardrobe). I’m sure you spent some time there yourself during your years at Wheaton.

    Thank you for the work you put into compiling this book. It is special indeed.

    Emily

  2. Kara says:

    I have been reading The One Year Daily Grind now for about three months. I originally purchased the devotional to do along with my best friend, while we both au paired in Spain. And I cannot begin to explain just how much God has used this book to help me grow in Him. So, thank you for letting Him guide you in your writings! I look forward to reading more of your work.

    Blessings,
    Kara

  3. Ms Cameron Brunton says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Thanks so much for “Coffee with God”; my day is always uplifted and I feel closer to God when I read it. Your writing is so refreshing and God inspired, I’ve recommended this book to many friends. Can’t wait to read more titles.
    Love in Christ,
    Cameron :)

  4. Miriam King says:

    Dear Mrs. Arthur,
    My family and I are reading JRR. Tolkien’s The Hobbit in anticipation for the up coming Movie, Part 1 of Peter Jackson’s installment. I have also been going through your devotional Walking with Bilbo and enjoying it immensely. Thank you for this work. The Lord Bless! In Christ, Miriam King

  5. Adam Ziegler says:

    Sarah,
    I just finished reading your article in Immerse; There and Back Again, Why Hobbits Still Matter for the Hunger Games Generation. Thank you for such an awesome discussion on myth. We are creatures whose very history is rooted in story. Your insight was excellent. I really appreciated the comparison and connections between Tolkien’s and Collin’s worlds. Thank you for sharing your passion.
    A gracious new fan,
    Adam

  6. Barbara Wroten says:

    Loved the book “Mommy Time”! You are very talented and thoughtful. It even made me ponder and think about my experiences. I had postpartum depression and have felt guilty about it. Glad that we have Jesus to leave the guilt behind.

  7. Jerry Londal says:

    Sarah:
    What a joy to come to your website and see how God has used you. You left a job in a step of faith that has left the world a better place and has brought people closer to God. I consider myself fortunate to have known you and watched you progress into the amazing woman that you are today. Keep up the good work!!

  8. Andree says:

    Dear Sarah~
    “At the Still Point” is a gift. It has blessed me and moved me many times, and I still have a few sections left! I wholeheartedly embrace your vision that God uses many different means of communication to share His word with us, and I am so happy that you have worked to compile a book like this, to bring that word to your readers. Thank you for the time and prayer you put into it- know that it has made a wonderful difference in my life! And I am very much looking forward to the publication of your next compilation for other seasons of the year! God’s peace be with you!

  9. Tamika Jacques says:

    Just when I feel like I am weak, I read your Mommy Time! I feel like you can see me in my daily life. My daughter is 12 weeks and being a first-time mom your book helps to encourage me to know I am not alone. I thank God he is using your gifts and talents to encourage others through Christ.

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