Bible Poems for Reflection and Response


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Cladach Publishing
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.54 inches | 0.77 pounds

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About the Author

Donna Marie Merritt is a poet and children's author. Her most recent children's books are Hush That Hullabaloo!, illustrated by Chris Demarest, and Teensy Meensy Mice, illustrated by Ed Heck. Merritt's sixth book of poetry, No Winter Maintenance: Pass at Your Own Risk, is her newest release for adults. Her stories and poems have appeared in school reading programs, language arts books, Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, and American Library Association's Book Links. Her poems have also been selected for a number of anthologies, including Caduceus (Yale Medical Group), Dear One: A Tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins (National Council of Teachers of English), Book of Nature Poetry (National Geographic), The Poetry of Us (National Geographic), and One Minute Till Bedtime (Little, Brown and Company). Merritt has worked as a teacher, editor, communications director, and school librarian. Sophie's Soup Kitchen is her eighteenth children's book. Learn more at


"Donna Marie Merritt's wonderful (wonder-full) poems represent years of sacred pondering, and reflect an open, inquisitive, faithful, loving mind and heart. This book is a steady and wise companion for those who read the Bible with real devotion and honest questions. It's a form of 'call and response, ' where the Bible, and God, call, and Merritt helps each of us answer."
-Connie Wanek, award-winning poet of six collections
including Consider the Lilies: Mrs. God Poems

"What a wonderful and inspirational book, a book which presents what is at the heart of the Bible--those lessons and stories which offer to us in our finest light or in our darkest moments the truth of what it means to struggle to be human. In Donna Marie Merritt's new book, Bible Poems, readers will recognize themselves in shimmering condensation, will see themselves as strong and competent beings as well as humble and supplicant subjects. We 'Lie, denounce, defy, pounce' and we also 'Hope, achieve, cope, believe.' Imagine a box of precious jewels. Or perhaps string after string of luminescent pearls. These jewels, these pearls each carry within them a small glimmer of truth, of wisdom, of stern instruction, and of unconditional love. And you'll find them in the pages of this fine book."
-John L. Stanizzi, author of many titles
including Sundowning, Chants, and Hallelujah Time!

"What a blessing this collection of poetry is, timely and insightful. Inspired by Scripture, Donna Marie Merritt weaves together lessons that are accessible and affectionate, filled with common sense and hope. A wonderful addition to your devotional library, or a perfect gift for someone who needs a word of encouragement in these challenging times."
-Judy Christie, award-winning journalist and author
of more than one dozen books, including
the Hurry Less, Worry Less series