Rain Falling by the River
New and Selected Poems of the Spirit
This item is in stock and will be dispatched within 48 hours.
More than 50 units in stock.
As a spiritual director, theologian, teacher and chaplain, Christopher Southgate's poetry resonates deeply with human experience and has received wide recognition.
Here he collects together new and some of his most popular poems that touch on spiritual themes.
A number of commissioned poems feature in this collection, including one on the King James Bible, quoted by Rowan Williams at the 400th anniversary service in Westminster Abbey.
Other poems are drawn directly from biblical narratives, or reflect on the person of Jesus. Also included are poems focusing on places of spiritual significance: Iona, Lindisfarne, Patmos, and the site of 9/11 in Manhattan, as well as poems about suffering and grief including the popular work 'Coming to Terms', featured on BBC Radio 4.
Resonant as lark song beside a still pool, these poems reveal the truth of being that is porous to the Holy. People, places and situations come alive through Southgate's masterful, sometimes playful and always reverent evocations. -- Carla A. Grosch-Miller, author of Psalms Redux
A Heart Strangely Warmed
365 Days of Yes
Buildings for Mission
Peace at the Last
In the Name of the Father
Revenge of the Flower Arrangers
Other products in this Category
The Paper Sky
Watching for the Kingfisher
Sorry For Your Troubles
Readings from the Book of Exile
Sounding the Seasons
The Five Quintets