Unusual Honesty: Prayers and Watercolors to Hold, Cherish, and Reflect On

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Xulon Press authors share prayers and watercolors that speak to longings of the human heart.

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It is Yin and Yang, prayers of faith amid the chaos of abuse, neglect, longing and loss, accompanied by images that reveal the light, line, texture, and rhythms of the everyday around us.

Sally Oppenheimer and Jane Adriance’s book Reflections: Prayers for Living in Words and Pictures ($15.49, paperback, 97811545621790; $7.99, e-book, 9781545623503), is available for purchase.

Reflections: Prayers for Living in Words and Pictures is the exploration of daily life through the startling honesty of the written word, reflected in vibrant watercolors. It is Yin and Yang, prayers of faith amid the chaos of abuse, neglect, longing and loss, accompanied by images that reveal the light, line, texture, and rhythms of the everyday around us. It is both a revelation of our need and an offering of peace.

Conceived by Sally Oppenheimer with Jane Adriance, it brings together Ms. Oppenheimer experiences as a family therapist for over 30 years, and Ms. Adriance’s continuing passion for revealing the world around her.

Sally Oppenheimer is a Psychiatric Social Worker and Family Therapist who has compassionately listened to the joys and sorrows, hopes and defeats of clients for over 25 years. She is a lifetime Member of the Society of Friends — Quakers — from whence she draws inspiration, even as she expresses the doubts and anguish that follow those in recovery from addiction, abuse and trauma. Ms. Oppenheimer lives in Princeton and has two children and four grandchildren. She is a graduate of the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work, has worked with Trinity Counseling Services in Princeton, and is currently in private practice.

Jane Adriance uses her art to express her unique way of seeing. As she says, “I paint what is exotic to me in daily life, exploring the startling contradictions between the everyday and the unknown.”

Choosing mundane objects—a clothesline in the wind, or a pepper cut in half —she enriches the experience of her viewers, evoking the thoughts, feelings and emotions reflected in the poems. Ms. Adriance has been using watercolors to explore her world for over forty years. She has exhibited throughout the Northeast, traveled and studied in Europe, and is a signature member of the Garden State and New Jersey Watercolor Societies.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Reflections: Prayers for Living in Words and Pictures is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

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