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  1. DSchulte
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful, Relatable, Inspiring!
    February 2, 2023
    DSchulte
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book of prayers and poems is a beautiful reflection on Psalm 23, but it's so much more than that. The poems, prayers, and photography KJ has included in this book are simple and yet profound. They feel accessible and relatable - anyone could read this book and find glimpses of their own heart in its pages. She weaves together her story, her pain, and her loss with courage, hope, and God's unfailing love. I have found so much hope and life in KJ's story and her encouragement to treat our bodies and stories with kindness and to root ourselves firmly in the truth that we are His beloved. This would be would an excellent purchase for anyone looking for a way to connect more intimately with God in their daily ordinary lives.
  2. Julia
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Brimming with Beauty
    January 31, 2023
    Julia
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book is a beauty-filled benediction, brimming with poetry, collects, and photographs. Ramsey's words bless and encourage, while her personal narrative models embodied courage.
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Book Inside and Out
    January 31, 2023
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    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    If you are a fan of Cole Arthur Riley's "Black Liturgies," you will find a similar spirit here, no doubt due to both authors facing the reality of chronic illness in a capitalist culture. It's so delightful to see modern female mystics emerge as powerful voices as we continue to begin a new decade.

    The book design is a poem all on its own; from the cover to the bookmark ribbon, to the lovely photographs inside taken by the author (adults need picture books too!) to the unique new book smell. This book is the perfect gift for any occasion that requires courage...religious holidays, graduations, or for some of us, getting up and brushing our teeth in the morning. If physical books are not accessible to you, the author narrates her audiobooks so you can hear her delightful voice read the lovely lines.

    Ramsey's foray into poetry is a lovely new addition to the canon of protest art. Even for those of us who find the Christian Bible heavily triggering, the Jesus you meet on these pages is the good shepherd from Psalm 23, not a strange white male Santa in the sky. Using various accessible translations, your eyes will roam different passages accompanied by photographs of the American west. Having rebellious, unconquered wilderness hold hands with words originally spoken by a Brown marginalized Jewish person is subversive on its own. But the author takes it a step further as she dialogues with the verses in her own poetic responses heavily impacted by her training as a trauma-informed therapist. Like the words of Jesus, there is no language of empire here. Only invitations to abundance and abiding Love.

    It is not easy these days to find a book that you can give to both your stalwart evangelical loved ones and your mystic lovers of the Divine, but this is it. Because, as the author says:

    "Poetry can penetrate our layers of self-protection. Beauty can call us into resurrection. Like words on the edge of a cliff into death, Goodness and Love can pull us back from the ledge.'
  4. Christin
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Pick up a copy - you won't be disappointed.
    January 31, 2023
    Christin
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have followed KJ Ramsey since I read her first book This Too Shall Last and have loved her work. I never been gravitated toward poetry, however, this book has drawn me in and given me a desire to keep coming back for more. The Common Book of Courage is one of those books that I will continue to pick up when my thirsty soul needs refreshed. KJ has a way with her words that make you feel seen and known in deep ways.

    I highly recommend picking up the hardcopy of this book because a digital copy does not do justice to the absolutely beautiful pictures. Pick up a copy - you won't be disappointed.
  5. Karen
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this book
    January 31, 2023
    Karen
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Book of Common Courage fits so well with the Lord is My Courage. I am a fan of K.J., her words stir my soul, touching the deep places that still long for healing. As a survivor of domestic abuse and now mentoring other survivors, I will recommend this book, it will give survivors the words they long to express but don't know how.
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