Maybe you grabbed something sweet or salty or maybe even a hearty meal to satisfy that urge.
Lately our youngest hasn't been sleeping (thank you 1 year molars the gift that keeps on giving) and I found myself hit with a craving for poetry (I have mentioned I'm a geek before right?)
It seemed quite providential when Moody Publishing released The Christian Book of Mystical Verse right at the beginning of tooth #2. How could I resist?
While I was introduced to poetry early and consistently through life, I was pleased to see this collection included many verses I was unfamiliar with. I was also impressed to see the equal footing given to both male and female writers, and the variety of topics covered in the pages.
I will say that I had a very hard time connecting with Faber's verses. I'm guessing it was a stylistic conflict. Unfortunately Tozer did not share this difficulty and featured his work heavily throughout the book.
Variety is definitely a strength within this collection, however, and there really is a writer for everyone to connect with in this collection.
The Christian Book of Mystical Verse provides a fascinating selection to both help readers in their reflections as well as introduce them to the writings of those who have gone before.
4 out of 5 stars
I received this book from Moody Publishing in exchange for an honest review, The views expressed are my own and unaltered.