Another 5* REVIEW for ‘Petals of Vision’

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A few years ago I began to see posts on Christopher Villiers’ Facebook page. The way he deeply and thoughtfully describes characters and stories from the Bible inspired me to read more of his work. I anxiously await each Facebook post!

It didn’t take me long to get my hands on a copy of his book Petals of Vision. It is full of poems about life. As we begin this New Year, what better way than to read Christopher Villiers’ book Petals of Vision. The very first poem New Year …… “I shed the old year, Letting its skin slip from me. A pale freshness shines, possibilities glowing, a lit path to somewhere new.” I wish many glowing possibilities to Christopher who has lit a path to somewhere new for me with his book.

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Another 5* REVIEW for ‘Petals of Vision’

NEW AUDIOBOOKS: Sonnets From the Spirit and more

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of another two audiobooks: (1) Sonnets From the Spirit by British Catholic theologian Christopher Villiers and (2) Can ‘Just War’ Exist? (Vol. 1, HLP Christianity Series). Sonnets From the Spirit has been narrated by Matt Standley, while Can ‘Just War’ Exist? has been narrated by Michael Goldsmith. Both audiobooks can be obtained from Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Samples of the books are provided below. The books are also available in paperback and ebook editions from the usual outlets and directly from the publishers.

NEW AUDIOBOOKS: Sonnets From the Spirit and more

POETRY RECITAL by award-winning writer Christopher Villiers

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Another 5* REVIEW for the poetry book “Petals of Vision”

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This book is a true joy to read! Christopher’s poetry is deeply moving and dynamic. Yet the lines resemble swift brush strokes on an impressionist painting, they are actually full of profound meanings and symbols that aim directly at readers’ imagination and spiritual perception.

With his poetic thought, Christopher brings himself close to the tradition of William Blake’s visionary poetry. This book is a true joy to read.

(Source: Amazon UK).

Another 5* REVIEW for the poetry book “Petals of Vision”

Another 5* REVIEW for ‘The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual’

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Stagnaro gives a loving and logical response to the tragedy of abortion. Dealing with 119 myths invoked in its support, from complex arguments rooted in medicine, ethics and jurisprudence to sheer urban legend, he decisively refutes the ‘pro-choice’ manifesto. Substantial medical research is drawn upon, proving the beginning of human life at conception and the medical risks of abortion to the mother as well as the child detailed convincingly. The terrible phenomenon of sex-selective abortion, in which so many female babies are disposed of with chilling demographic effects, receives merited observation as does the grisly reality of what actually goes in abortion clinics. The author is not afraid to tackle sensitive cases, such as the small minority of abortions in which children have been conceived through rape and incest, aiming at genuine compassion for all concerned.

No quarter is given to moral and logical fallacies, which are often dealt with, with a tough New York wit (my favourite example being his response to the myth “You are against abortion because you cannot get pregnant: Those who support abortion have already been born,” p. 49). The advocacy of artificial contraception as an alternative to abortion is shown to have no bearing in reality, the example of New York City among other areas being shown. What is needed is a Christian humanism, in which human life from conception to death is regarded as a sacred and inviolable gift to be embraced. Stagnaro also notes the dangers of genetically engineered ‘designer babies,’ with those who do not make the grade being dispensable. He understands that many of the arguments for abortion can and have been used to defend infanticide and many other horrors that even most pro-choice people would wish to avoid. Those who wish to fight for an authentic culture of life have a sword and shield in this book.

Christopher Villiers, Catholic theologian and poet.

Another 5* REVIEW for ‘The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual’

More 5* REVIEWS of the poetry book ‘Petals of Vision’

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A deeper journey. I have found Christopher’s poetry so moving, it takes one on a deeper journey. His ability to dig deep into our human condition is unnerving. I feel his poetry physically, his description of wanting or anxiety clenches my stomach, causes my heart to yearn. He is a talent that deserves your time.

Highly recommend. Touching and beautiful volume of poetry. The poems are personal and easily speak to one’s heart and experiences. Really enjoyed the volume (read it over two days) and already looking forward to Christopher’s next one.

A wonderful collection with a rich variety of subject matter. The poems on love lost and/or betrayed come straight from the heart, while the humorous verses show a mastery of subtle wordplay. Villiers is a poet with a soul, a conscience, and a distinctive poetic voice. Highly recommend.

 (Source: Amazon UK)
More 5* REVIEWS of the poetry book ‘Petals of Vision’

Christopher Villiers presentation in London

Here is a brief video of the recent presentation by Christopher Villiers in London, England. Villiers read excerpts from his newest poetry book Petals of Vision.

Christopher Villiers presentation in London

NEWS: Christopher Villiers to present his poetry in London next week

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Award-winning British Catholic theologian and poet Christopher Villiers will be presenting excerpts from his latest poetry book Petals of Vision in London on June 13, 2017. Entrance is free and all are welcome. Petals of Vision is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, directly from the publishers and from the usual outlets.

NEWS: Christopher Villiers to present his poetry in London next week

Christopher Villiers during his book reading in London

Here are a couple of photographs of the British Catholic poet, Christopher Villiers, during his book reading from Petals of Vision at Once Upon a Mic held in London, England last week. The video below provides an excerpt from Villiers’ performance.

Christopher Villiers during his book reading in London

NEWS: Theologian Christopher Villiers at Barnstaple Library

Above are a few photographs of British Catholic theologian and poet Christopher Villiers during a reading and signing of his new book Petals of Vision at Barnstaple Library, Devon, England this past weekend. In the video below you can watch Villiers reading the poem The Road to Spring during the event.

NEWS: Theologian Christopher Villiers at Barnstaple Library