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Overview In a powerful and creative way, renowned author and speaker Weems brings new insight into the Lenten season by providing 71 poems of inspiration--a pensive journey through Lent and Easter.
In a powerful and creative way, renowned author and speaker Ann Weems brings new insight into the Lenten season by providing seventy-one poems of inspiration. With her intuitive and heartening poems, Weems takes the reader on a pensive journey through Lent and Easter.
Citations And Professional Reviews Kneeling in Jerusalem by Ann Weems has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 05/05/2009 page 28
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.45" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Dec 12, 1993
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Edition Large Type
ISBN 0664255159 ISBN13 9780664255152
Availability 0 units.
More About Ann Weems
Ann Weems is a Presbyterian elder, a lecturer, and a popular poet. She is the author of "Family Faith Stories", "Reaching for Rainbows", "Searching for Shalom", "Kneeling in Bethlehem", "Kneeling in Jerusalem", "Psalms of Lament", and "Putting the Amazing Back in Grace", all available from WJK.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kneeling in Jerusalem?
Excellent for some but ... Apr 8, 2000
Kneeling in Jerusalem is a book which would interest and alienate a wide audience. The book is printed as if it were all poetry - there are some poetic gems but there is also simply "verse" for which the only apparent reason for the verse format is to remind you to read in a meditative spirit. There is also verse that is better than average "devotional" reading - some readers will enjoy it, others will consider it pablum.
The content of the poems is equally diverse - some (e.g. the children's sermon) are excellent stories that carry religious truth ... they would stand up well in the works of Anthony deMello ... some are moral mediations (e.g. numbers) that make a deliberate point. Some would serve well in guided meditations. But some readers, including myself, will tire of the assumption that the reader/listener leads an overhectic life - leaving no time for prayer and contemplation.
I recommend the book ... but keep your perspective one of recognition that in this case in order to appeal to a broad audience there is something for you and something not for you.