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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sarah Arthur  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Young Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Sarah Arthur graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Arthur currently works as a freelance writer and speaker. Her hobbies include Writing fiction and poetry, reading, backpacking, sailing, gardening, swing dancing. She is a member of the Mythopoeic Society and is a Consultant for the C. S. Lewis Festival Board. She currently resides in Michigan.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Walking With Frodo: A Devotional Journey Through the Lord of the Rings
ISBN: 0842385541

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 2003

Tolkien's Lord of the Rings epic tale has long captivated readers with its parallels to biblical truth. And now, Walking with Frodo looks at the biblical themes found in the classic Lord of the Rings trilogy. The 18 devotions pair choices and characteristics (deception vs. honesty, light vs. darkness, good vs. evil) displayed by characters in The Lord of the Rings and bring to light what the Bible has to say. A must-have for longtime and new series fans.

Walking with Bilbo: A Devotional Adventure through the Hobbit
ISBN: 1414301316

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 2005

2005 Logos Bookstores Award winner for Best Youth Book

The author of Walking with Frodo takes readers on an adventure of faith with this devotional that relates themes from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to living the Christian life. Unlike the fateful quest Frodo was asked to carry out, Bilbo's journey came as an unexpected adventure. Readers will be reminded that God chooses us to be unlikely heroes in the adventure of life.

Dating Mr. Darcy
ISBN: 1414301324

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 2005

Any girl who has seen Pride and Prejudice or read the Jane Austen novel knows that the much misunderstood Mr. Darcy is the ideal gentleman. But is it possible to find your own Mr. Darcy in today's world of geeks and goons? With smart tips, spiritual insights, and discussions of Jane Austen's popular stories and movies, best-selling author Sarah Arthur equips young women to gauge a guy's Darcy Potential (DP) according to his relationships with family, friends, and God.

Walking through the Wardrobe: A Devotional Quest into The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
ISBN: 1414307667

Thirsty. 2005

Do you hunger for other worlds? Always looking for what's just around the corner? Do you long to go beyond this ordinary life, to find adventure in magical lands like Narnia? The quest is not to be taken lightly. You just may discover there is another Kingdom out there: closer than you realize, as near as your heartbeat, just through that door. Are you ready to take the first step?

Join best-selling author Sarah Arthur (Walking with Frodo) as she ventures through the wardrobe with the cast of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in the quest for the true Kingdom.

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The One Year Daily Grind (The One Year Books)
ISBN: 1414311397

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.. 2007

The One Year Daily Grind will encourage readers to make devotional time a daily part of their life. If they can make time to go to their favorite coffee house for a latte, they've got the time to connect with God in a challenging but encouraging way that will build their relationship with him.

The God-Hungry Imagination: The Art of Storytelling for Postmodern Youth Ministry
ISBN: 0835899195

Upper Room. 2007

Allow imagination and story to take center stage in your youth ministry! The Bible is full of stories. From the ""In the beginning..."" narrative to Jesus' parables, stories embody biblical and theological content in ways that sink into the imagination, take root and grow. Ministry pundits refer to our culture today as having ""lost its story."" Through neglect or rejection, generation next seems unplugged from the church's core beliefs. For the most part, young people simply do not feel part of the ongoing, communal story. Paradoxically, this has occurred when youth have fully embraced social networks that connect the world in self-obsessed ""I"" narratives. This world is starving for a story bigger than what you find on MySpace and YouTube. ""...Young people are bombarded on all sides by voices claiming to have something they need,"" Arthur writes. ""Sophisticated consumers, they're naturally resistant to anything that appears to be manipulating them into certain behaviors or beliefs - Christianity included. Somehow, we must 'steal past watchful dragons' in articulating the gospel. That's the task I explore in this book."" She shows how youth ministry can be planned as a transforming series of story moments instead of programming and worship as storytelling instead of a familiar form that's lost its ability to enchant. Furthermore, Arthur suggests that faith is an ongoing story arc in which the postmodern church is another chapter. Ministry that interconnects the heart, mind, soul, spirit and story will invite youth (anyone, really) into a larger story - the Story - and into God's waiting arms. Through Arthur's guidance, offering ""a splash of theological artistry"" as one reviewer writes, your church can reclaim the imagination's role in spiritual formation and reclaim the church as the living story. What kind of story is your church telling?

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