Another 5* review for Sonnets From the Spirit

The publication of “Sonnets from the Spirit” confirms what I have long held; that theology is far too important a matter to be left to academics alone. Theology needs to be proclaimed by poets as well as by professors. This has been admirably done by rising young British poet and theologian, Christopher Villiers. These 52 poems (and hopefully more are soon forthcoming) are at the same time whimsical and profound, worldly and devout. Christopher’s poetry come from a man who has a happy, genuine, and abiding faith. Though relatively young in years, Christopher’s writings bespeak the work of an “old soul.” These poems call one to lift one’s head from the crisp printed page and smell the stench surrounding the lowly manger, feel the rough wood of a bloody cross, see the doubt in Thomas’ eyes, and behold the blinding glory of the One who sits at the Father’s right hand. Personally, I plan to use these poems (giving proper credit, of course) in the Bible classes that I teach at my church. Pray write on, Christopher! It would not at all surprise me to see your poems included in future editions of the “Oxford Book of English Verse.”

(Source: Amazon)

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Another 5* review for Sonnets From the Spirit