Writing

Sarah is the award-winning author of eleven books, numerous curricula and articles, and a contributing writer for several other books. Scroll down for a list of her titles (in order of publication), visit the drop-down menu under Writing above, or visit the Shop page for signed copies. You can also stop by Sarah Arthur’s author pages on Amazon and Goodreads.

Books:

  • The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us,  forthcoming from Brazos Press, spring 2017. Co-authored with friend, fellow church-member Erin Wasinger.
  • Between Midnight & Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide. Paraclete Press, January 2015.
  • Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Paraclete Press, October 2014.
  • Mommy Time: 90 Devotions for New Moms. Tyndale House Publishers, April, 2013. Available in hardcover and e-book editions.
  • At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time. Paraclete Press, April 2011.
  • Contributing writer, Generation Rising: A Future With Hope for the United Methodist Church. Abingdon Press, April 2011. Edited by Andrew Thompson.
  • The One Year Coffee With God (Tyndale House Publishers): it’s The One Year Daily Grind with a face lift to reach a new readership. Jan. 2012.
  • Contributing writer, Shaped by God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth, and Adults. Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2010. Edited by Robert J. Keeley.
  • The God-Hungry Imagination: The Art of Storytelling for Postmodern Youth Ministry. Upper Room Books, 2007.
  • The One Year Daily Grind. Tyndale House Publishers, 2007.
  • Dating Mr. Darcy: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Sensible Romance. thirsty?/Tyndale, 2005.
  • Walking through the Wardrobe: A Devotional Quest into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. thirsty?/Tyndale, 2005. Now officially out of print, although Sarah still has some limited signed editions available through her Shop page.
  • Walking with Bilbo: A Devotional Adventure through The Hobbit. thirsty?/Tyndale, 2005.
  • Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey through The Lord of the Rings. thirsty?/Tyndale, 2003.
  • Contributing writer, Young Believer Case Files. Tyndale House Publishers, 2003. Edited by Stephen Arterburn.

Some of Sarah’s resources on writing/publishing:

Curriculum:

  • Contributing writer and reviewer for Cokesbury’s Credo confirmation curriculum, specifically Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults.
  • Contributing writer, Holy Things for Youth Ministry: 13 Practical Sessions. The Pilgrim Press, 2010. Edited by Brian Hardesty-Crouch.
  • Contributing writer, Claim the Life: STORY high school Sunday school curriculum. Abingdon Youth, 2008.
  • Co-author, The C. S. Lewis Writing Workshop, a free resource of Narnia-inspired prompts and projects for grades 5-10, distributed by the C. S. Lewis Festival.
  • Prayer: Living in God’s Power and Presence, a 20/30 Bible study for young adults. Abingdon Press, 2004.
  • Thinking Theologically About Money high school Sunday school curriculum. Abingdon Press, 2004. (Now out of print.)
  • Thinking Theologically About Pop Culture high school Sunday school curriculum. Abingdon Press, 2003. (Now out of print.)
  • Contributing writer, Claim the Name: Retreats for Continuing the Journey, part of Cokesbury’s 2000 confirmation curriculum.

Articles & Other Miscellany:

Honors & Awards:

  • Walking with Frodo was the #1 bestselling youth resource in Christian publishing for the holiday season 2003, and #13 in all categories. It sold over 80,000 copies and was translated into German for international markets.
  • Walking with Bilbo won the Logos Book Award at the Christian Booksellers Convention for Best Youth Book 2005.
  • Walking through the Wardrobe was selected as an official church resource by Outreach, Inc. for the 2005 Narnia film.
  • Sarah’s article “When Words Fail” (DEVO’ZINE, Jan/Feb 2007) won the award for Devotional/Inspirational/Short Format at the 2008 Associated Church Press Conference.

Promotional video for the Credo Confirmation resources from Cokesbury: