Published Works & Blogs

Here we present in one place the published works of our poets:

A RAVEN’S MEAL by Marshall Jones

About the Book

A Raven’s Meal is a collection of poetry designed to feed, inspire, and spur conversations that will break chains and allow healing. This platter of poetry is an offering from Marshall Jones which spans many subjects and comes from deep within his heart. Jones is a writer with passion who uses his medium to change the landscape of society. Through his poetic contributions, hopefully someone else’s famine can end and a life can be changed forever.

About the Author

Marshall Jones currently resides in the Redgranite Correctional Institution in Redgranite, Wisconsin. However, his mind has traveled the world and back. He is currently serving two consecutive life sentences without parole, but hopes his story can serve as a testament to others not only in regards to the fruit of poor decisions, but to the power of forgiveness and redemption.

(2019, Paperback, 114 pages)

Purchase here:

http://rosedogbookstore.com/a-ravens-meal/

JESUS Through A POET’S LENS by Peter Venable

About the book

It is obvious Jesus of Nazareth has inspired millions of people over the past two-thousand millennia. What is not so evident, for those who have not thoroughly read his life and words in the four gospels, is that he often spoke poetically in his native language, Aramaic. His teachings were rich in metaphors, similes, paradoxes, parables, hyperbole, idiom, proverbs, irony, puns, etc1. At times he used meter and rhythm in his spoken language, Aramaic. This author, who has studied and reflected upon Jesus for decades, poetically chronicled Jesus’ life, speech, and impact. Jesus Through A Poet’s Lens views Jesus’ words and life through fresh ideas and images. It highlights philosophical, existential, and Christological themes, inviting the reader to ponder in poetic form enduring challenges of human existence in light of Christian faith.

This poetry book is a series of free-verse poems in four sections. The first traces the author’s life before conversion; the second Jesus’ chronological life; the third addresses his impact on the author’s experiences with clients professionally and inmates while volunteering in a local prison camp and food pantry; and the last section concludes with reflections garnered over the author’s professional and community life. Jesus is presented through a poetical lens with fresh images, new ideas, while respecting the inherent mystery of this remarkable historical figure.

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About the Author

The writer has written sacred and secular verse for decades. He has been published in Prairie Messenger, Windhover, The Anglican Theological Review, Ancient Paths, The Christian Communicator, Time of Singing, The Christian Century, and others. He is a member of the Winston Salem Writers. He serves a life sentence, condemned to write verse.

Purchase here:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Peter+Carrington+Venable&ref=nb_sb_noss

 

The Way to the Kingdom of Love and Peace: A Testimony of Survival and Triumph through Disease, Abuse, and Divorce, by Donna Marie

About the book

The Way to the Kingdom of Love and Peace is based on a true story of survival through disease, abuse, and divorce. Donna Marie lost contact with her biological dad growing up. She started writing one Father’s Day when she came across some old letters she received from her dad that he sent to her when she was a young adult. She shares these letters with you along with the trials she faced on her journey in search of love in all the wrong places. She also shares her testimony of how she finally found true love. What she wants is for you to discover on her journey and yours is that you are loved beyond measure, there is hope, and dreams can come true. Take a peek inside and you just might find The Way to the Kingdom of Love and Peace.

About the Author

Donna Marie is a survivor that still smiles. She has endured many trials in her life. Some of these hardships included; having cancer, being abused and going through divorces. She is self-described as a princess warrior, the daughter of the King and more than a conquer in Christ. She resides in the North Bay area of San Francisco. She enjoys hiking the beautiful coastal hills, cycling and going to the beach.

Purchase here:

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=donna+marie+the+way+to+the+kingdom+of+love+and+peace&ref=nb_sb_noss 

The Coffee and Prayer Series – Volume 1 Simply Compassion by Doc Dalton

About the book

This is Volume 1 of excerpts from the highly impacting podcast, “The Coffee and Prayer Series” hosted by Doc Dalton, who is known as “The Depressed Poet”.

About the Author

The Depressed Poet comes from many years of suffering from Depression. While in the hospital for this a doctor suggested that I try my hand at poetry and that is where life changed for me. I wrote about things I never really thought of before like God, Jesus, Heaven and so on. I do not consider myself a great or good writer because, I am not. What I am is a man, who stumbles through his words, so he can make it through his days. I also host a podcast called, The Coffee and Prayer Series.   Here is the 14th Episode:

https://anchor.fm/doc-dalton/episodes/Re-Thinking-My-Journey—The-Coffee-and-Prayer-Series-er7h4r

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