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Wrestling with Reality – new poems

I’ve made some more of my poems available in book form by independently publishing “Wrestling with Reality.” If you’re interested in ordering a copy, see the Books menu for more information and a link to order.

More poems! – Small Stone Hearts

I self-published a second booklet of my poems! “Small Stone Hearts” contains 26 of my more introspective poems, 8 of which have been previously posted on this blog. You can buy it now from Amazon. Other booksellers should also have the ability to order it. I hope you enjoy reading!

New book — Bruised Skies

I wanted a way to share a few of my poems in a more traditional way so I decided to undertake this small experiment in self-publishing, coming up with this chapbook length book featuring 17 of my poems (12 of which have been previously posted on this blog). If you’re interested, you can buy it from Amazon now. Other booksellers should also have the ability to order it – if not immediately then in the near future.

Bruised Skies: Poems in Response to A World Gone Mad

The 17 poems in this short collection express dismay and anxiety over the state of life in this second decade of the 21stcentury, from the rise of fascism to the way we treat the earth and each other as we go about our everyday routines. Yet, at the same time, they call us to resistance and change while offering a glimpse of hope for the resurrection of compassion and connection.

 

Out of the Ashes Interview

I did an interview about my book, “Out of the Ashes,” with the local NPR station that is airing today, Nov. 6, 2017. See http://wmuk.org/post/wsw-out-ashes-church-where-questions-can-be-asked.

Out of the Ashes give-away on GoodReads.com

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Out of the Ashes by Kenneth W. Arthur

Out of the Ashes

by Kenneth W. Arthur

Giveaway ends November 18, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Books have arrived!

Physical proof my book really exists 🙂

“Out of the Ashes” now available on Barnes and Noble

“Out of the Ashes” is now available on the Barnes and Noble web site.

“Out of the Ashes” now available on Amazon

You can now order my new book on Amazon in softcover format. For other ordering and format options, see the book page in the blog menu above.

“Out of the Ashes” is Here!

I’m excited to announce that my book, “Out of the Ashes: Constructive Theology for Those Burned Out on Christianity,” is finally at the printers. Please check it out! It can be pre-ordered at a discounted price through Monday, August 14, at the publisher’s website (see below).

Who might be interested, you ask?

* Progressive Christians
* Anyone who is interested in their spirituality but who is put off or disillusioned by traditional Christian doctrine
* Anyone who was raised as a Christian but isn’t sure what they believe any more
* Anyone who thinks fundamentalism represents all Christians (it doesn’t – despite the impression the media gives us)

By looking at Christian beliefs and the Christian way of life in new ways, the book seeks to help readers open themselves to some of the alternatives to the fundamentalist and often oppressive Christianity that is too often assumed to represent all followers of Christ.

I’ve set up a web page with more information about the book as well as ordering links at http://www.pieceofthepuzzle.net/outoftheashes/. I’ll add additional links and ways to order as they are available.

Two quick reviews

Two quick reviews:

The Dark Knight – go see it! This is one movie that lives up to the hype. Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker is delightfully creepy.

My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor is a memoir by a brain scientist who experienced her own stroke. Definitely a recommended read. It not only gives insight into how the brain works and those living with brain injuries, but for me it brings up the question whether God is a creation of our brain or if God is a higher power that the brain mysteriously knows how to plug into. It doesn’t provide any definitive answers but I love to contemplate such things 🙂

Peace!

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