This is the second volume of Stewart’s poetry, a worthy successor to “From Heaven and Back Again”. The poems are again a flavourful mix of the deep, of the spiritual, of the funny and downright amusing and the ones that cry out with anger, pain or frustration. What gives them life is that they mean something profound to all of us, read them and you will feel a resonance and a connection. Modern living can be tough, we can lose our sense of time and perspective; or else we can forget that our God is so big, so high and so mighty. These poems are easy to read, on occasion they show Stewart's emotions laid bare but, my, what love for his fellow man is revealed and what joy in knowing Jesus as real in his and his family’s life. The poem “Living in the fast lane” is a picture of the times and pace we seem to live in yet we are bidden to remember that indeed Jesus is Lord. This is good stuff and reveals the man and his family, his life and his daily walk with God – not through rose tinted spectacles but with honesty that we can truly identify with. Just dip in and enjoy, read about and experience a normal life living with God – like you and me?
Nicholas Beach April 2011