Barbara Cawthorne Crafton uses passages from the Old Testament Book of Psalms as catalysts for her spiritual musings. The author of The Sewing Room writes: "There is nothing in my life, no matter how mundane, that is meaningless in the sight of God." Crafton wrestles with her perfectionism, struggles with a diet, and deals with back pains after being hit by a truck. She marvels over the smells of churches, enjoys walking in the rain without an umbrella, and rails against capital punishment.

Crafton has a good eye for mystical moments and for the ways we can see God's presence in the midst of everyday life. There's a wealth of illustrative material for preachers and teachers in Meditations on the Book of Psalms.