Download Renewal by Diana Kwiatkowski Rubin PDF

By Diana Kwiatkowski Rubin

Written over a decade, RENEWAL is a set of either new and formerly released poems. those award-winning poems contain “Maple” which bought a prize within the Cader Publishing Ltd. poetry festival and “The Waves At Wildwood Crest” and “Swamp imaginative and prescient” which have been winners within the Wordsmith festival subsidized via VSA Arts of latest Jersey and have been later professionally played via the limitless strength Theater corporation. the writer a great deal thank you her son, Christopher Arnold Rubin, who generously photographed either front conceal and the writer photo.

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Download Between Mirage and Miracle: Selected Poems for Seasons, by J. Barrie Shepherd PDF

By J. Barrie Shepherd

this can be a e-book to be dipped into, instead of learn throughout. it may offer fertile soil for the perform of day-by-day prayer and meditation. Shepherd selects the following a sequence of poems that search to painting or even remove darkness from the lifetime of the spirit. they start through tracing the growth of a customary yr – January via December – but additionally through gazing the excessive issues of “The Christian Year”: Lent-Easter, Pentecost, Advent-Christmas. different, extra in most cases themed poems stick with, together with poems that consider the tragedy of September eleven, 2001, within which a number of of the author’s parishioners and buddies misplaced their lives.

“Barrie Shepherd’s available poems invite trust and assent, as ‘with vibrant and beckoning uncertainty’ he explores ‘the activity of noticing / no matter what has been there from the start’ . . . whereas admitting that ‘we had now not identified that darkish will be so deep,’ he's ever to be had to ‘all the holiness that hides in day-by-day things.’ those poems expand and go beyond Barrie Shepherd’s revelations of fact. of their honesty, diversity, and readability, they give pleasures in addition to truths.”
—Daniel Hoffman, writer of cohesion, Pulitzer Prize winner, and up to date Poet Laureate of the United States

“If ‘the Christian religion wishes a clean vocabulary and new pictures to recapture that preliminary astonishment, to specific its radical, world-shattering impact,’ then among Mirage and Miracle is an efficient start line to fill that want from the likely unending tricks of holy connections, views, or even revelations . . . This one you will discover to be a very good buddy with whom you'll want to have common, enriching conversations.”
—James Forbes, Union Theological Semin

“Barrie Shepherd counsels us to not learn those poems from starting to finish. i couldn't honor his recommendation. they're just like the darkish, shiny blackberries that develop close to his Maine island cottage—sweet, tart, and deliciously ripe. For 40 years, this poet has been accumulating clusters of ask yourself within the brambly terrain of way of life. His practiced eye is helping us see within the illusion-filled and miracle-starved panorama of normal situations, amazing issues hid in undeniable sight.”
—John S. Mogabgab, founding editor of Weavings Journal

“You’ll chortle and you’ll cry. Ours isn't a poetry journal, but if Barrie Shepherd submits his poems they typically locate their approach into print. Theology with verve. photographs painted in phrases. Pithy sayings and prolonged dramas. these types of and extra look ahead to you as you give some thought to web page after web page of this choice of poems.”
—Jack Haberer, editor of The Presbyterian Outlook

J. Barrie Shepherd, Minister Emeritus of the 1st Presbyterian Church in big apple urban, has preached and lectured greatly around the usa and Canada, the uk, Europe, and Africa. He used to be named William Belden Noble lecturer at Harvard in 1995 and Lyman Beecher Lecturer at Yale in 2002. writer of fourteen books, together with Faces by means of the Wayside (Cascade Books, 2012), Shepherd's poetry appears to be like usually in such magazines as Weavings, The Christian Century, and the hot Republic.

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Download Reflections by Harley W Watkins III PDF

By Harley W Watkins III

The nationwide ""Best Books"" 2007 Awards! faith: Christian thought Finalist: ""Reflections"" through Harley W. Watkins III Xlibris ISBN: 1-4257-2898-7 in the course of and following the 2004 typhoon Season, Harley felt ended in gather a set of poetry, which lifted praises as much as our Lord for the mercy He confirmed to him. It used to be healing for him and helped rid him of frustrations and anxieties that had stored him in bondage in the course of and after those storms as he labored on catastrophe restoration groups. He assembled those poems into this anthology to the honor of God our Heavenly Father, His Son our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit our Comforter! FBC Melbourne grew to become a shield for displaced people, restoration staff and a staging quarter for catastrophe aid paintings in East critical Florida supported via the Salvation military, the purple pass and Southern Baptist aid organisations for a number of months in 2004. Harley labored on neighborhood restoration efforts following these storms. the entire proceeds bought from the sale of Reflections should be used to help the FBC Melbourne catastrophe aid Operations we're dedicated to engaging in anywhere and at any time when we're referred to as upon. in the course of the 2005 typhoon Season, Harley spent 3 weeks operating with FBC Melbourne restoration groups delivering catastrophe aid information in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, Mississippi and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Download Angkor Wat: poetry and photography by luke kurtis PDF

By luke kurtis

In 1963, Allen Ginsberg traveled to Cambodia and visited the traditional Khmer temples. He wrote "Angkor Wat," an eponymous poem concerning the temple advanced. It was once a really varied time: pre-Vietnam warfare, pre-Khmer Rouge, and prior to the bustling tourism alternate that's now the lifeblood of Siem gain. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a distinct resource of suggestion for poets and photographers who commute there from everywhere in the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat by means of luke kurtis is either the artist's homage to Ginsberg's textual content in addition a party of his personal pilgrimages to the traditional urban. released in 1968, Ginsberg's Angkor Wat ebook used to be a unmarried lengthy poem observed via pictures through Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's booklet is a collection of poems paired together with his unique images. Chronicling the poet's personal travels the place he explored legendary tales and skilled mystical visions, kurtis's poems take you on a travel of Angkor Wat (and past) not like the other and inform the tale of 1 American poet deepening his Buddhist spirituality.

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Download To Walk With Thee: Songs of the Spirit by Barbara Rautner PDF

By Barbara Rautner

to stroll With Thee: Songs of the Spirit is a suite of Reflections in poetic shape. As someone of the Christian religion, the writer got down to try to exhibit everlasting religious fact within the language of twenty first century notion, and located herself on a trip of deepening and nurturing religious event. The publication is the tale of that journey.

We needs to all take care of ache and loss, in addition to discovering a lot goodness and pleasure in lifestyle; we will be thankful or discontent. What will we imagine and suppose approximately ourselves, our relations, and what can we examine from our adventure? to stroll With Thee focuses the sunshine of spirituality on lifestyle, and displays on our calling and our plentiful blessings.

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Download Sonnets From the Spirit by Christopher Villiers PDF

By Christopher Villiers

SONNETS FROM THE SPIRIT is a suite of fifty two icons in poetry on significant episodes from Sacred Scripture, written in keeping with the traditional perform of midrash, by way of the award-winning, British theologian and poet Christopher Villiers. the topics of the sonnets are illustrated by means of nice works of sacred artwork. This ebook is meant to supply readers with a bit suppose for God operating via, and occasionally regardless of, very human humans whose strengths and weaknesses vastly resembled these of twenty first century humankind.

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