I pray in poems explores the intersection of great works of poetry and Christian faith, offering meditations on what these works illustrate about Christian living. Readers will encounter authors as diverse as William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Rumi, Mary Oliver, and Anna Kamienska. Each poem is followed by an analytical reflection that explores the work and places it within the context of one or more Biblical passages. These meditations will assist the reader in understanding and appreciating the poetry, and will also offer insightful, perhaps even inspiring, thoughts on what it means to live a life in faith.
Ideal gift book
Field-tested as a small-group study resource; useful in small groups and for individual devotion
DAVE WORSTER has a Ph.D. in English Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill and has taught English for 22 years. A baptized Christian since 1995, he has taught Sunday School and led numerous literature-based adult education sessions for the past 15 years and has written and directed liturgical dramas and liturgies. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.