We have a ‘now you see Him, now you don’t’ God. We have Himself clothed in visions, in dreams, in metaphors, in parables, in the poetry of the Bible, and in all the ordinariness of the lives we live. 

Luci Shaw

Other Publications

Poems included in numerous anthologies, including Making Eden Grow (Scripture Union), Adam Among the Television Trees (Word), The Country of the Risen King (Baker), The Treasury of Christian Poetry (Revell), The Lion Book of Christian Poetry, and The Eerdmans Book of Christian Poetry, Faith in Her Words (Lion), and Odd Angles of Heaven (Shaw), Best Spiritual Writing of 1998 (HarperSanFrancisco), Best Spiritual Writing of 1999 (HarperSanFrancisco)

Poems, articles, essays, reviews printed in journals and periodicals such as HIS, Christianity & the Arts, Christianity Today, Eternity, Christian Century, The Christian Reader, The Christian Herald, Image, Interest, Decision, The Banner, For the Time Being, The Reformed Journal, Perspectives, Crux, Radix, Motif, Wellspring, Sojourners, Christianity and Literature, Mennonite Brethren Herald, Cresset, Sign, First Things, The Rolling Coulter, The Sow’s Ear Review, South Coast Poetry Journal, Leadership Journal, Moody magazine, Kinesis, Inklings, Mars Hill Review, Editions Inc., Burning Light, The Bellingham Herald, Stonework, Rock & Sling, Nimble Spirit Review, Ruminate, The Southern Review

Musical Settings of Poetry

“Mary’s Song,” arrangement by Knut Nystedt, (of Norway) performed Dec. 2002, The Elektra Choir, Vancouver, B. C.

“East to West,” A Christmas Cantata, Frederick Frahm, composer, performed December 2001, 2002, Whatcom Chorale, Bellingham, Washington

“Down He Came from Up,” choral arrangement with flute and organ, Frederick Frahm, composer, performed Christmas, 2003, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

“Angel Vision,” a Cantata for Michaelmas, soprano and tenor soloists, chorus, and organ, Frederick Frahm, composer

“God in the Dark: A Requiem” for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, Allen Cline, composer, performed 2002, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Vancouver, B. C., 2005, Mt. Baker Theater.

“Song Cycle,” three poems arranged for chorus and orchestra by Alice Parker.

Published Books

Amy Carmichael and the Children of India, drama, Moody Press, 1965
Listen to the Green, poems, (four printings) Shaw Publishers, 1971
Sightseers Into Pilgrims, poetry anthology, Tyndale House, 1972
The Risk of Birth, poetry anthology, Shaw Publishers, 1974
The Secret Trees, poems, Shaw Publishers, 1976 (Campus Life Book of the Year)
The Sighting, poems 1981, Shaw Publishers
Colossians: Focus on Christ, Bible studyguide, Shaw Publishers, 1982 (Bible
Newsletter Studyguide of the Year)
A Widening Light: Poems of the Incarnation, anthology, Shaw Publishers, 1984
Postcard From the Shore, poems, Shaw Publishers, 1986, Highland Books,
England, 1988
God in the Dark, autobiographical prose, Zondervan, 1989 (ECPA Gold Medallion
Nominee 1990), Highland Books, England, 1990
Polishing the Petoskey Stone, poems, Shaw Publishers, 1990
LifePath: Personal and Spiritual Growth through Journal Writing, Multnomah, 1991
Horizons: Exploring Creation, with Timothy Botts’ calligraphy, prose/poetry,
Zondervan, 1992, (ECPA Gold nominee, 1993)
Writing the River, poems, Pinon Press, 1994, second edition, Regent College
Publishing, 1998
WinterSong: Christmas Readings, with (Madeleine L’Engle), Shaw Publishers, 1996
Friends for the Journey, (with Madeleine L’Engle), essays, poems, Servant
Publications, May, 1997
Water My Soul: Cultivating the Interior Life, prose essays, Zondervan, January,
1998 (ECPA First Place Gold Medallion, 1999)
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L’Engle: A Festschrift in Honor of her
80th Birthday
, Luci Shaw, Editor, May, 1998
The Angles of Light, poems, Shaw Publishers/Waterbrook Press, February, 2000 The Green Earth: Poems of Creation, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. March 2002
Water Lines: New & Selected Poems, poems, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.,
Summer, 2003
The Crime of Living Cautiously: Hearing God’s Call to Adventure, InterVarsity Press,
Spring, 2005
Accompanied by Angels: Poems of the Incarnation, Eerdmans, 2006
What the Light Was Like, WordFarm, Spring, 2006
The Genesis of It All: The Creation Story Retold for Children, Paraclete 2006
Breath for the Bones, Art, Imagination, Spirit, Nelson, July 2007
Harvesting Fog, Pinyon Publishers, July 2010
Scape, Wipf and Stock, July 2013