Tuesday, October 9, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pilgrim Year: New Steve Bell Book Series is Released
Winnipeg — (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) — Signpost Music is pleased to announce the release of the Pilgrim Year collection by author and musician Steve Bell. Published by Novalis Press, the collection of books features written reflections on the liturgical year, accompanied by links to the music of this iconic Canadian Christian singer and songwriter.
“Listening to Steve Bell in concert, you sense his tremendous gift for story-telling,” says Simon Appolloni, Associate Publishing Director of Novalis Publishing. “When you match that with his brilliant musicianship, and his deep faith in a God that loves and cares for justice, it was a no-brainer to approach Steve Bell when he mused to his fans that he was planning to do some writing.”
The boxed set, comprised of seven books, spans the liturgical church calendar from the time of Advent to what is called “Ordinary Time,” touching on all the major movements of the liturgical year. “I grew up in a Christian tradition that was largely suspicious of the liturgical and traditional,” explains Bell. “And yet, an adult deepening of my own faith has come precisely as I’ve discovered and attended to the rooted wisdom and knowledge of the past which is lovingly embedded in these rich traditions.”
Bell says he wanted to write these books “in a manner that would refresh the weary, and incline the wary to a heritage that is evergreen and fruitful; one that rises above tides and trends, and which fortifies God’s people to be a gift both to and for the world he so loves.”
Pilgrim Year is a prayerful journey through the Christian calendar year. “I hope readers will regain a deep confidence in ‘the story’ that we have been charged to tend and keep for the sake of the world,” says Bell.
Steve Bell is a Canadian Christian singer/songwriter, Juno Award winner, and modern-day troubadour whose vocal style, rootsy guitar riffs and storytelling prowess have won him concerts the world over.
Novalis Publishing produces creative and affordable resources that help people explore their religious heritage, live their faith, deepen their relationship with Christ, pray, actively participate in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church and to join in the creation of a more just world.
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Pub date: 2018-10-01
Format: Paperback/softback with French Flaps Pages: 80 (each book)
Advent | Christmas | Epiphany | Lent | Holy Week | Easter | Ordinarytime
“In Pilgrim Year, Steve Bell does something truly remarkable: he brings readers into a deeply thoughtful and creative exploration of the ancient Christian calendar. Readers familiar with the liturgical seasons and readers encountering them for the first time will find themselves caught up in Bell’s use of song, poetry and personal reflection.”
Dr. Michael Boyce, Vice President Academic, Associate Professor of English and Film Studies, Booth University College