The forty-nine scriptures, fifty-seven reflections, and eighty-eight poems in this book—IN THAT PLACE CALLED DAY—will open the door to your heart.The author draws on the writings of Watchman Nee, Oswald Chambers, and Martyn Lloyd-Jones for inspiration. The journey with our Lord takes us to that wonderfully freeing place where He is the mainspring of our lives. Themes in this book include dealing with disappointment, abandonment, fear, forgiveness, God’s role, our role, loving God, and following Christ.
A.R. Cecil has been writing from her heart and out of her varied experiences and interests for many years. She earned an MSFA (Master of Science in Fine Art) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her published works include That Was the Best Christmas: 25 Short Stories from the Generations; and Journeys to Mother Love: Nine Women Tell their Stories of Forgiveness and Healing (contributing author). Scheduled for release in 2014 is an allegory, If the Fish Could Talk. A second book of poetry and books for children are on the drawing board. Alice and her husband live in Kentucky. They enjoy traveling to visit their four children and four grandchildren where they live in various parts of the world.
A fellow editor contacted me about reviewing this book – I knew nothing of the writer before I received the book. Though I’m not a regular poetry reader, I enjoyed this collection. Some of the poems seem a little wordy, and they aren’t very complex, but they are easy to read and reflect on. If you enjoy a better understanding of the author, the personal reflections give a glimpse into her life and heart.
Overall, these don’t seem to be the most complex poems, but they’re enjoyable to read. If you’ve never read (or enjoyed) poetry and are wanting to expand your reading horizons, this is a good place to start. “Poetry-light” for the every man 🙂
*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.