More of the Same

Further poems and thoughts on the Christian faith & life in general

by Stewart French



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781456783761
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 136
ISBN : 9781456783778

About the Book

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

About the Author

Stewart French has been on life’s front line for many years. From his days in Wiltshire, experiencing the sudden shock of redundancy with a new family to support, the consequential emotional and financial shock waves and then after many uneasy months to an uprooting to Kent with the family to a new job and new life. It was not easy and there were hardships, crises even, a spiritual desert unfolded for a time but through it all Stewart was honest, seeking and faithful. He is a man who has spiritual antennae and yet who is utterly himself. Indeed he is someone who lives next door to you but who has been given a gift for writing and putting into words that which touches and seeks the inner person with all of its emotions and senses. His Christianity is part of his DNA, not obvious or loud, but there in his life and work and play. Stewart has been married to Gwen for almost forty years, and is a father of three, and grandfather to a growing number of children. Together they worship in a small, but very loving, Methodist/URC Fellowship in Ashford, Kent in the UK. He has been involved in the wider Christian Church through the Full Gospel Fellowship (for which he was Chapter President for some 7 years), Churches Together in Ashford (where he served as Chairman) and various other ecumenical means.