Spiritual Teacher Speaks

by Frederick Douglas Harper

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/7/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781420870404
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781420870398

About the Book

Harper's Spiritual Teacher Speaks is an excellent follow-up to his popular and powerful book, God’s Gifts: Spiritual Writings. Spiritual Teacher Speaks contains a series of brief prose or vignettes wherein a wise spiritual teacher answers questions on the topics of love, peace, giving, forgiveness, purpose and mission in life, freedom, truth, courage, and pain versus pleasure. Also, Harper continues his tradition of sculpting words into beautiful poems that have therapeutic, educational, and inspirational value. In Spiritual Teacher Speaks, the poems are very much centered on the timely subjects of purpose and mission in life, Divine love, forgiveness, self- and other-acceptance, justice, pain and human suffering, spirit of goodness within us, and self-management of negative impulses and emotions in daily living. His powerful poem, “Intellectual Renegade,” which is four pages in length, addresses universal justice and fairness now and throughout history for all human beings and groups. Reviewers of the book manuscript comment that “Intellectual Renegade” is destined to become a favorite and a classic poem. Along with prose and poems, Spiritual Teacher Speaks includes more than 25 pages of insightful and inspirational quotations by the author.

About the Author

Dr. Frederick Douglas Harper (also, Frederick D. Harper) has authored more than 500 published poems. His most popular poem, “A Wedding Pledge,” has been recorded on CD, recited in more than 5,000 weddings, translated into other languages, and reprinted in various magazines. An international scholar, educational leader, journal editor, and professor of counseling, Harper has authored 14 books, including college textbooks and six poem books. His other poem books are Poems on Love and Life (1985; second edition, 2004), Romantica: On Peace and Romance (1988), Love Poems of Frederick Douglas Harper (2003), God's Gifts: Spiritual Writings (2003), and Poems for Young People (2004). Harper's poems were read regularly on WPFW Radio, 89.3 FM, in Washington, DC, by the late Napoleon “Nap” Turner for more than 15 years, alongside the poetry of the famous Langston Hughes. The power, wisdom, and inspirational value of Harper’s poetry has been compared to the great poetic writings of Rumi, Gibran, and Omar Khayyàm. His poem books have sold throughout the USA and in numerous other countries. Harper has presented public speeches at more than 200 conferences, universities, churches, luncheons, and banquets throughout the USA and in numerous other countries.