The Light That Lives in Darkness


64 pages
ISBN 1-55447-021-8
DDC 234'.2






Illustrations by Etchings by Dan Steeves
Reviewed by Tanya Rogoschewsky

Tanya Rogoschewsky is a librarian at Red Deer College in Red Deer,


This deceptively small volume carries a large emotional weight. A
collaborative work between artist Dan Steeves and pastor Mark Harris, it
features reproductions of Steeves’s intaglio prints accompanied by
Harris’s meditations.

The black-and-white prints illustrate the East Coast landscape in all
its stark beauty with the fragility of human construction contrasted
against the rugged endurance of rock and sea. Harris’s elegant prose
reflects on such universal considerations as the nature of faith and
hope against the loneliness and unpredictability of life. Illustrating
his thoughts with examples from daily life as well as the landscape of
Nova Scotia—the rhythm of the waves, the enduring cliffs—Harris
offers the encouragement that despite our vulnerability to tragedy and
pain, there is a deeper purpose to our lives and the final security of a
loving God.

Readers looking for meditations on hope and faith from a Christian
perspective will enjoy this book. However, the strong focus on Christ
may deter those looking for spiritual, but not necessarily religious,


Harris, Mark., “The Light That Lives in Darkness,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 15, 2024,