Genre: Poetry, Christian
“Times are hard. The world is harsh. We should realize that each day is precious and should make them count.
A psalm is defined as “a sacred song or hymn, in particular any of those in the biblical Book of Psalms and used in Christian and Jewish worship”. In the Bible there are 150 psalms that are attributed to be written by King David praising, worshiping, and pouring out to God. In such a fashion, Contemplations of the Faithful aims to pour out to God life through the eyes of those in the 18-35 age range.
It is a collection of personal experiences and many different interactions all filtered through the eyes of a single person trying to capture larger than life experiences. Some poems question the human purpose, some address the concept of faith, gender, being overwhelmed by life, suffering, temptation, relations between men and women, and the disturbing state of the human condition. There will be thirty poems in this first collection.”
This poetry collection is beautifully written. The poems are largely uplifting though several delve into deep and clearly personal thoughts. It’s obvious the author has put herself into every word. I’d like to note that not all the poems are blatantly Christian and as a non-Christian myself, I feel that each one brings something meaningful to the table. I know Christians would definitely enjoy this book, but I also believe so will many others.
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~Sahreth ‘Baphy’ Bowden