This book includes all the texts from Troeger's prior collaborations and other prayers and poems which he has written. There are 134 texts (poems, prayers, etc.) in all, grouped by images and patterns of association: Borrowed Light, Hidden Water, Wind and Flame, Melody Alone, A Spendthrift Lover, A Single Unmatched Stone, Fragmentary Prayers, and Disturbance of the Solid Ground. Endnotes and indices according to meter, theme and image, scripture, and first lines will aid clergy, church musicians, liturgists, and composers. An afterword provides further material for the creative process by exploring the literary and theological understandings that shape the texts.
Dr. Thomas H. Troeger is Professor of Preaching and Communications at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. A graduate of Yale University and Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Dr. Troeger is ordained in the United Presbyterian Church. and a member of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada. Author of more than a dozen books in the fields of preaching and worship, Dr Troeger is also a professional flautist and a poet, whose work appears in the hymnals of most denominations.