God's Gifts: Spiritual Writings is a brilliant collection of
spiritual prose, poems, and quotations by Frederick Douglas Harper. The book
includes eight richly filled sections on various themes of spirituality.
Section one contains ten topics on Harper's philosophy of spiritual faith and
living. These topics are labeled as Prose 1 to 10 and reveal the author's
profound wisdom and in-depth vision. Sections two through six contain
exceptionally uplifting and insightful poems on (1) spiritual prayers and
meditation; (2) God's special gifts to humankind; (3) spiritual inspiration;
(4) faith, meaning, and mission; (5) sacredness, ethics, and morality; and (6)
peace, love, and natural beauty. The final section contains scores of original
thoughts or quotations by the author.
Harper's God's Gifts: Spiritual Writings conveys
universal themes of peace, love, faith, meaning in life, mission in life,
thankfulness, forgiveness, positive thinking and living, appreciation of
natural beauty, rightful living, unselfish giving, sacredness of life, personal
resilience, and adult responsibility for youth, among other topics of
spirituality. Some readers of Harper's poems have compared the inspirational
power of his writings to passages in the Holy Bible and his themes of
unconditional love and forgiveness to the redemptive writings in Kahlil
Gibran's the Prophet.