Now available for preorder: "Our Church Speaks: An Illustrated Devotional of Saints from Every Era and Place," published by InterVarsity Press

Do you ever feel like you're alone in your struggles to live out the Christian faith? Do you ever read the Bible yet still wonder what it looks like to follow Jesus in the complexity and difficulty of our time?

The stories of great men and women throughout the history of the church can help us form a bridge between the teaching of Scripture and our embodied lives. This illustrated devotional vividly depicts the lives and words of great women and men of faith. Artist Ben Lansing and Anglican priest D. J. Marotta offer fifty-two profound images and reflections on Christians, from Polycarp in the first century to the martyrs of Sudan in the twenty-first century. These saints, from every continent and century of church history, demonstrate the historic church's relevance for Christians today and reveal God's faithfulness in all times and circumstances.

The artwork, biographies, devotionals, and prayers in this book are meant to spark our imaginations, helping us to be faithful here and now, in our own age.

Saints from every era and place. A gallery of art and history by Ben Lansing. A sample is listed below. Follow the "Our Church Speaks" Instagram page for a full list of portraits.

"Our Church Speaks" book, published by InterVarsity Press, coming 10.29.2024. 

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An art series featuring the words of Christians from around the globe, across traditions, and throughout the centuries. By artist Ben Lansing.


"Many modern Christians are disconnected and deconstructed. I created Our Church Speaks to reorient contemporary Christians to the lives and words of the great cloud of witnesses from our church's inspiring story." - Ben Lansing, creator of Our Church Speaks

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Rooted in liturgical tradition

Our Church Speaks is an illustration series inspired by the calendars of saints in the Book of Common Prayer tradition. 

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...keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds..."

C.S. Lewis, On the Reading of Old Books


Prints and stickers of Our Church Speaks artwork, available for purchase at Redbubble.

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Wall Calendar

The Our Church Speaks wall calendar is perfect for your classroom, office, or prayer closet. Stay up to date with the liturgical calendar and the saints commemorated throughout the year. Includes major feast days (such as Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost, etc.) and a full year of commemorations from the calendar of saints. Each page features portraits of saints commemorated in the corresponding month.

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