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Publication Date: 2012
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Written mostly from inside prison walls, the poems in Words from the Brother are testimony to God’s work in one man’s life. Powerful and honest, author James Hayes’s poetry tells it like it is from someone who has been there. He has the courage to share his past (“I fought and stole and lied and killed / I did not care whose blood got spilled”), and what it’s like to spend Christmas morning in prison while his children are gathered around the tree without him (“The Gift”).
The real power of this book, however, lies in James’s transformation, the type of change possible only with God. His poems range from expressions of faith and joy to prayers for his oldest son, whom he learns is using heroin (“Pattern”). Some are based on specific verses, whereas others call us to live out our faith by following God’s plan, such as the poem “Real Men.” Some even reveal a gentle, self-deprecating humor, as found in “Motormouth,” about learning to slow down, say less, and listen more.
James’s personal story is a dramatic one of a man saved from addiction and sin. Yet he has put God at the center of each poem, and it is God’s all-powerful love that shines through the book. No matter who you are or what your life experience has been, Words from the Brother is sure to speak to you.
The proceeds from this book will fund the Iron Saints Motorcycle-Prison Ministry!
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