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"Leave it to Roger Hutchison to teach us that prayer is song and dance, giving and art. Sparrow's Prayer is a story that makes us want to celebrate through the many voices of our soul."

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of I Am Not Afraid: Psalm 23 for Bedtime

"For the fidgety kids among us, lost for words, Sparrow's Prayer offers this great reassurance: We too can be wholehearted prayers! It's as simple as doing what we love with love."

Gayle Boss, author of All Creation Waits

"Thank you, Roger, for these delightful, tender truths. Our seeking, giving, making, dancing, and even waning is praying. Amen."

The Rev. Winnie Varghese, rector, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta

"Teaching children how to pray is one of my most joyful and sacred tasks as a parish priest. Roger Hutchison's newest book will be at the top of my toolbox for this calling. This picture book encourages readers to think broadly about prayer, though action, art, and dance, while acknowledging that sometimes we can't find the words to pray. I can't wait to see how today's youngest ministers operate in the world after learning how to pray with their whole being. I plan to buy copies not only for the church library but for the children in my family."

The Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti, rector of St. David's Episcopal in Richmond, Virginia and author of Unexpected Abundance

"My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. is a fabulous book. For all ages. All you need to appreciate it are feelings and a love of colors." 

Gail Godwin, New York Times bestselling author of Father Melancholy's Daughter

"My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. belongs in every collection of books about children and grief." 

Dr. Wendy Mogel, Ph.D, New York Times bestselling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee.

"Hutchison's imagery and art are a feast for the eyes, soaking into the mind's memories and rendering fresh tears, smiles, and that human-divine alchemy of prayer that all great art performs."

Troy Bronsink, founder of The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action and author of Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers

"My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. is an amazing book with a unique way of teaching how to grieve...a must read!"

Arun Ghandi, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

"This book is a work of art. The generous layering of paint in its illustrations, coupled with the gentle poetry and depth of its text, creates a moment for readers whether very young, very old, or anywhere in between to reflect on what it means to journey on the Way of Love."

Jennifer Grant, author of Love You More and A Little Blue Bottle

"A tool for all who would like to grow in faith as a family, it will make a delightful addition to a home or church library."

Traci Smith, author of Faithful Families and Prayers for Faithful Families

"Roger Hutchison has given us a gift, a beautiful, hopeful gift for children of all ages. Faces: A Love Story is a celebration of humanity--a colorful and diverse picture book full of life. Every page sings, offering us not only a tale about ourselves but a detailed holy story about our imaginative and creative God."

Matthew Paul Turner, author of When God Made You and When I Pray for You

"Faces is a glorious celebration of humanity through a diverse collection of beautiful portraits. We need more books like this to help our children--and us--remember that each one of us is part of the Divine image just exactly as we are."

Daneen Akers, author of Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints

"Do you want to know Jesus better? Do you want to follow the way of Jesus more closely in your own life? Do you want to give your life more fully to the way, the cause, the Jesus Movement in our world today? Then Roger Hutchison's new book is well worth reading, marking, learning, and inwardly digesting."

The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry XXVII Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church

"Hutchison understands the benefits of artistic expression and the needs of children - all of us - to express our feelings through art and creativity.  The Painting Table becomes a symbol of a gathering place for those joining in sacred creating and sharing of memories as if in communal prayer. Groups and individuals will find it useful whether in prayer or retreat, spiritual formation or crisis.  Hutchison's heartfelt gift is understanding the power of our life experiences and the importance of creativity as a means to celebrate and heal along life's journey." 

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