Borrowed Images explores the depth of grief and the transient nature of life. Many of the poems intersect with the early death of the author’s father. Others engage with the mystery and deeper meaning embedded in ordinary life. And still others respond to faith.
“This resource and the wisdom it provides for pastors, teachers, growing Christians, and uncertain seekers is invaluable. And the reflective questions, poems, and prayer close out each chapter with opportunities for small group dialogue and personal introspection.”
– Douglas Tharp, Senior Pastor at Mercy Presbyterian Church
The mystery of God and language is a country deep and wide, worth exploring with biblical devotion. For the first time, these articles on God and language are available for scholars, theologians, and researchers. A foreword by Vern S. Poythress puts the work in its theological context.
“This is a thoughtful, biblical, and intentionally lyrical call to enter the divine circle of giving because, as the author notes, ‘sometimes we need the truth to be lyrical for it to sink into our souls.’ And because it is soul-penetrating, it is more practical than the erstwhile manuals because it invites us into the trinitarian orb of giving and the ongoing stewardship of all that we have. Do you want to become a giver after God’s heart? Spend time in the remarkable pages of this book.”
“Pierce’s passion about facing the tough parts of life with ultimate confidence bring a dimension with them impossible to fabricate. They come to us with unusual honesty. I don’t believe I know of any writings quite like his. Pastoral, practical, and profoundly biblical.”
“Pierce has given us a fine gift, filled with wisdom and actual prayers we can speak. He seems to know us as he leads us to the peace that Jesus promises. And he does it with language that is pleasant and clear.”
“This is the book I have been waiting for to share with loved ones who suffer with anxiety disorders. Struck Down but Not Destroyed is the best I’ve read on the topic so far, taking a holistic approach that will minister to body, mind, and soul.” – Aimee Byrd
I love this book. We read that loneliness is epidemic in our modern world, yet our Creator is ready and willing to listen to us at any and all times. In fact, He created us to commune with Him, and invented language so that we could participate in this great blessing. Read this and learn to grow closer to the God who speaks, and listens.
Hibbs invites us to rediscover . . . the ultimate source of all language in the divine Trinity. Fresh, compelling, it is required reading for anyone wishing to navigate the challenging field of linguistics and make Christian sense of it.
Among today’s senior Reformed theologians, Dr. Vern Poythress may well be identified as the dark horse. Vern is modest and unassuming, but he is a polymath of outstanding quality and has contributed much of importance to evangelical thought at a foundational level.