• Lost in Wonder – February 16

  • Date February 16
    Time 7pm
    Doors 6pm
    Ticket Prices $18 & $15
    Ages All Ages
    Online ticket sales end
    3 hours prior to performance
  • Andrew Peterson

    Peterson’s twenty years of creative output as a songwriter and novelist had already served to articulate and shape the longings of hundreds of thousands of fans, turning and training their desires towards eternal things. His poetic and theologically rich expressions have been always honest, sometimes painful, ever restless, ever hopeful, ever human. He is the rare artist who clearly sees his talent, not as a reason for pride and self-promotion, but as a thing he is given primarily to steward in the service of others. And it was because of that posture of humility—and despite all his recent successes as a recording artist, novelist, filmmaker, and non-profit organizer—that the unfinished Resurrection Letters project was always present somewhere in the back of his mind unsettling him like a splinter under skin.

    To put all of this another way, there are many artists who are gifted, and then there are a small handful of artists who are gifts. And Andrew Peterson is a gift to the Body of Christ. He has not pursued a career by asking what would sell well and seeking to cash in on that. Instead he has pursued a calling by asking what would serve well and then laboring to bring those expressions of beauty and comfort and longing into being. When he creates, he creates with a measure of fear and trembling, because he begins in the knowledge of his own limitations, never presuming he will be able to bring his work to any meaningful completion. So it makes sense that the project he saw as most necessary would also be the project he would feel most unprepared, even unworthy, to pursue.

    Sally Lloyd-Jones

    I’m a Brit who came to the States in 1989. Just for a year or two.

    I’m still here.

    This tells you how much I know.

    But I do know that I was born in Kampala, Uganda and raised in East, and West Africa and at a boarding school in the New Forest, (which I also know is nothing of the sort—it’s very old. It had Charles I in it. How new can it be?).

    The first book I ever read all the way through was ‘The Complete Nonsense’ by Edward Lear.

    Things have not been the same since.

    Also, I get to have the best job in the world—writing stories. And I get to work for the best bosses in the world—children. I am very grateful.

    Sally is a New York Times bestselling writer and frequent performer of her work. She has written over 25 books, spanning the Christian and the general markets. Her work has been critically acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Her books (which are written for children, but lots of adults are reading) include:

     

    How to be a Baby, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year – “adorable, original, well-illustrated, and fabulous.”

    The Jesus Storybook Bible, winner of the Platinum Book Award, with over 3 million copies sold and translated into 44 languages and counting.

    Thoughts To Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the Association of Christian Publisher’s Book of the Year Award in the adult inspiration category.