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A Celebration Of Life: Collected Poems

A Celebration Of Life: Collected Poems
 

Meg's poems flow from her deep faith and a longing for a peaceful world. Poems in the first half of the book, Light of the World, are a retelling of the story of Jesus' life. 13 poems focus on Peace. Also includes a section of Tributes to family members and other people, poems a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927260678
Published 17 April 2017 by Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Hartfield, Meg
Illustrated by Cover Photo: Garside, Alexander

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ISBN-13 9781927260678
ISBN-10
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Publication Date 17 April 2017
International Publication Date 24 April 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Hartfield, Meg
Illustrated by Cover Photo: Garside, Alexander
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
Christianity
Christian prayerbooks
Christian religious experience
Personal Christian Testimony & Popular Inspirational Works
Family, Home & Self Help
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Religious & Spiritual Fiction
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Number of Pages 104
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 821.92
Catalogue Code 759810

Description of this Electronic Book

Meg Hartfield's poems flow from her deep faith and a longing for a peaceful world.

The poems in the first half of the book - Light of the World - are a retelling of the story of Jesus' life. Starting with the Word and the nativity, then onwards to the Cross, Resurrection and Pentecost, the poems draw us into the mystery of God among us. Taken together they form a new gospel, a new sharing of the good news, for readers today.

Meg takes us inside the heads and hearts of the Bible characters and we find that they were just like us: brave and afraid, striving to live well but often missing the point, capable of loving and of hating, of violence and of gentleness. She brings alive these dramatic stories that point us to the shining light of God's love for us, made human in Jesus.

Thirteen poems focus on Peace.

"Ploughshares - implements for cutting furrows; Swords - implements for cutting people..." begins one poem. They explore the big picture of war and international conflict, and the small, everyday things we can do to create a peaceful community and world.

This collection also includes a section of Tributes to family members and other people, poems about nature and it is rounded out by a set of happy haiku.

Use these poems in reflective worship services, for group devotions and for personal inspiration.

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Author's Bio

Born in Cardiff to missionary parents, Meg spent her early years in Kenya. She qualified as a nurse and midwife in London where she met her future husband Jonathan, a medical student. They spent 10 years in a turbulent Nigeria before settling with their 4 children, in Whanganui in 1973. After buying 4 hectares of bare sand hill, they have created a beautiful garden which they share with their donkeys. Meg has been a Sunday School teacher and lay preacher in the Church. She makes banners. Both have worked in Hospice for the last 20 years, and are active in music and peace making. They rejoice in their 9 grandchildren.

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