A Year of Prayers by Jack Bartlett PDF

By Jack Bartlett

ISBN-10: 1498260209

ISBN-13: 9781498260206

ISBN-10: 1610973372

ISBN-13: 9781610973373

The 365 poems during this assortment, one for each day of the 12 months, are a trip via prayer. the target of the poems is to function an accompaniment to prayer, silently, within the kind of a verse. The preliminary concept of those writings used to be from the Psalms, yet there's referenced fabric in the course of the Scriptures, in addition to occasions that happened in background and within the author's lifestyle. With just a couple of exceptions, the prayer/poems aren't date particular, denomination particular, or perhaps particular to the writer basically, yet to everybody. The poems communicate of matters reminiscent of religion, dying, nature, freedom, love, attractiveness, and background. every one poem is meant in order to stand by itself, autonomous of the others. those poems are distinct in that they're prayers first, poems moment, and will be thought of day-by-day devotions, non secular meditations, or as a source for pastors of all Christian denominations. they're written in order that they may be "crossover" poetry, and will be appealing to secular tastes besides.

The enormous activity of scripting this many poems introduced the author's realization to prayer itself, and to the character of creative expression, which can't be compelled, yet needs to come of its personal. The succeeding "visitations" of the guidelines or inspirations gave cause to think that, now not strangely, the writer had aid from the very ONE being written to, and about.

"At a going-away occasion years in the past, Jack Bartlett gave me a gift--a folder of his poems, adored items of his center and brain tying these elements of his being with these of mine. After many, many steps in our pilgrimage, he now bargains simply one of these present to others. In those prayer-poems his phrases carry for us what his middle and brain comprehend of affection, peace, and grace--and a God who catches up all our hearts and minds in loving embrace."
--L. Wayne Bryan
Executive Minister, Retired
South Carolina Christian motion Council

"A magazine 'launched' on the author, written quite often in solitude, the place he reveals himself 'like a iciness foot and not using a sock,' day-by-day, within his Texas cabin, in a canoe, or trundling although autumn woods, Bartlett's 'A yr of Prayers' heralds his shape-shifting Lord as 'the maestro of majestic cohesion.' His radiant verses usually echo the playfulness of G. M. Hopkins, the surprising middle jolts of Reynolds expense, and the fierce, psalmic inquisitions and jubilations of King David. twelve months of luminous tanagers and hummingbird wings, 'pink moon seasons' and 'hemlock canopies,' nursing houses and Roman villas, infantrymen and kids, DNA and melanoma, hearth ants and catfish, artwork and tune, his personal blindness and visionary ecstasies, the deaths of his mom and dad and births of grandchildren; all visible as presents, on his 'peaceful or tumultuous experience' at the 'trail on your love'--encountering God."
--Brent Funderburk
Professor of Art
Mississippi nation University

Jack Bartlett is a Professor Emeritus of Mississippi country collage. He has one ebook of poetry released, shades, released in 2001. he's additionally a painter of landscapes and the traditional world.

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