John Lowstreet's first book is about the beatitudes, because in them Christ has made a plain declaration of what He expects of us. Christ is not complicated. He is profound, however. John has spent his life trying to know God personally and to more deeply undertand God. His one quest is to have more experiences with God. John studied the Bible to find God, and as he found Him, grew to love Him. His writings and poems reflect deeply held convictions about the character of God and the importance of Jesus Christ.
on March 17, 2013 :
John Lowstreet has recently written a series of poems in a work entitled IN CADENCED THOUGHT. The book blurb suggests that those who “appreciate rhythm and rhyme” will like these poems. In the main, this is accurate; at least I enjoyed my read.
One caveat: in at least one place a non christian, or a less well read Christian, might miss some of the point. For example, in THUNDER he writes “like Moses’ withered rod.”
In just a few places I had some questions. For example, in LOVE he writes “it flies higher than a crane.” My personal image of a crane is not of a high flying bird; perhaps it was used for rhyme.
In A LESSER LIGHT I had trouble with the phrase “a soft unseen” but the immediately preceding phrase “a promise out of place” was evocative.
In POVERTY there was a catching phrase “their lives are confined by the walls on a street.” I do not know if it was the author’s intention, but it cleverly took me to the financial Wall Street.
I enjoyed THE BIRD and HELLO as clever and tight poems.
My belief is that the author is correct: those who appreciate rhythm and rhyme will enjoy this book.
(review of free book)