"In one hundred pages, Diana Glyer offers her readers fifteen marvelous chapters for reflection and more. You can "feel"
her love of pottery and join her as she tells the story of creating something beautiful. Each chapter of Clay in the Potter's
offers the reader an opportunity to accompany the potter at work. The author gently and easily moves from the potter's
wheel to texts from the Bible that offer examples of each stage of development of the artist's work. These are accompanied by
marvelous insights and questions for the reader to consider; then each chapter concludes with a prayer that brings the entire
segment together quite nicely.
Father John Chandler, S.J., Honolulu, Hawaii
"I've read dozens of devotional books. Ok, well, I've started dozens of them, but with very few exceptions they usually leave me
uninspired. But Diana Glyer has managed the nearly impossible: to sound the deep places of the heart with healing, humor, wisdom
and grace. The way she does it-suggesting rather than saying, leaving all kinds of room for the reader-makes this book uniquely
effective in all of the devotional reading I have ever done. I read one chapter a day, and without fail always felt the Great
Physician using Diana's care-filled, honest humility and spare, rich prose to open up my heart for that divine surgery that cuts
even as it cleanses. I do not exaggerate to say that I left tears of joy, release, refreshment and grace on every single page.
It's that good. It's better-it's superb and so full of grace and truth that it has become a profound treasure. Clay in the
moved me to the depths of my soul."
Andrew Lazo, Speaker, Co-editor of Mere Christians: Inspiring
Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis, Teacher, St. Thomas High School, Houston, Texas
"This is a really good book! It manages to combine depth and simplicity which is rare, but I think it is the way it treats our
experience of pain and broken-ness which really sets it apart. The chapters on Returning, Repairing and Redeeming were especially
moving and significant for me. This book is going to be so helpful to so many people!"
Malcolm Guite, Priest, Poet,
Chaplain at Girton College, University of Cambridge, Author of Faith, Hope, and Poetry, Cambridge, England
"Never has the most careful Old Testament scholar explained Isaiah's image of the potter and the clay (Is. 45:9) better than
Diana Glyer in Clay in the Potter's Hands
. Never again will I look at a clay pot in the same ordinary way. Neither will you.
Read it slowly, devotionally, one chapter a day. Think on each chapter, pray over it, and find yourself molded, changed, enlightened,
Joel Heck, Professor of Theology, Concordia University Texas
"Diana Glyer teaches like Jesus. This poetic parable of the pots got to my head and to my heart."
Greg Anderson, Senior Pastor, Union Church, Hong Kong
"I find the general run of devotional books worse than useless; Clay in the Potter's Hands
is a wonderful exception. A
gifted writer who has thought long and hard about the Christian life and who has lived the biblical metaphor around which this work
centers, she manages to be clear without being cloying, deep without being difficult, and spiritual without being sappy. She gives
us everything the people who like devotional books are looking for without subjecting us to any of the things people who hate them
are fleeing. This is a great achievement indeed."
Donald T. Williams, Pastor and Missionary, The Evangelical Free Church of America, Author of Mere Humanity and Credo:
Meditations on the Nicene Creed, Professor of English, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa, Georgia
Clay in the Potter's Hands
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Diana Pavlac Glyer
is an award-winning writer whose work focuses on the creative process. She holds degrees in art,
education, literature, and composition. She has published extensively on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Inklings, and
is best known for The Company They Keep: C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien as
Writers in Community
. She teaches English at Azusa Pacific University
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