I Cry Unto You, O Lord: Poems of Lament
As a young wife and mother of two small children, Sarah Noble underwent two back surgeries in five years, recovered from PPD, wrestled with insomnia, and recovered from concussions. She wrote, painted, planted and did whatever she could to seek God's face and cultivate beauty in a season of suffering. The poems she wrote to express the cries of her heart are offered here in the hopes of providing language to others who suffer. Like the psalms of David, they honestly express feelings, questions, and desires to God.
Organized into four categories: Pain, Beauty, Christ, and Wonder; Sarah's verses cover the spectrum of admiration, praise, confession, supplication, and lament. The text is interspersed with Sarah's paintings and photos. The result is a collection that breathes worship. May it offer comfort to others who find themselves in a difficult place of waiting for answers, for relief, and for miracles.
Sarah Suzanne Noble--poet, photographer, and artist/designer--lives and creates in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated with her Masters in Architecture from Ball State University in 2008. She practiced architecture and design for several years. The poems in this book, her first volume of poetry, were inspired by Ann Voskamp's 1000 Gifts, Timothy Keller's Reflections on the Psalms, and Oswald Chambers's Daily Devotions. Sarah and her husband, Jonny, attend, and are serving as deacons at, Park Community Church in Chicago, Illinois. They are involved in several ministries, including marriage mentoring and crisis support. The Nobles have two children, Ruthie (5) and Jacob (3). Connect with Sarah online:
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"[Sarah's poetry] is fully incarnated in concrete imagery. I like the transparency of feeling. ...The words and lines flow beautifully." -Leland Ryken, English Professor, Wheaton College
"[These poems] reflect the lament, transparency and hope of the Psalms." -Donna Crum, Global Team Park Community Church
"Sarah gives voice to the rawness and reality of life that so many of us feel yet are not able to express." -Jackson Crum, head pastor Park Community Church