Book review: verses for my king by shirley mclain
What immediately moved me about Verses for My King was an awareness of Shirley McLain’s sincere conviction and belief in God. Her poetry comes from a person who knows God loves her and that He will keep His promises. She writes as one, not seeking to argue with the Word, but rather to embrace it, and as one, who with Its daily instructions and encouragements, finds contentment. Her five-line tribute entitle “Bible Study” encapsulates in its brevity the true reason for studying God’s word and echoes in its own way, Psalm 119.11: Thy word have I hid in my heart. In “A View of Death,” she easily states: Everlasting life has been promised. So death never really comes.
Among my favorites are “Eternity is Near,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Exiles in Babylon,” and “The Bible.” At the beginning of each poem is a beautiful and interpretive artwork.
If you seek more closeness and that sense of putting your love and trust in God above all things, experience these beautiful verses. The book is only forty-two pages long, but you can meditate upon any of these spirit-filled lines and allow their genuine connections to God to heal and uplift your day.
Thank you, Shirley, for this beautiful addition to appreciating God.
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