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The Epics Collection: Bible-Inspired Epic Poetry in the Style of Dante, Shakespeare, and Homer Kindle Edition
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- File size : 2537 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
- Publisher : Poet Prophetic Publishing (August 23, 2019)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07VS19817
- Publication date : August 23, 2019
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Abdiel now offers both of his epic poems in one bundle. In OBAMA’S DREAM, Abdiel offers a new view of the life of Barack Obama and its impact on the world – or as the poet phrases his ‘Apology’ concept on recording the audio version of this book, ‘With my recital of this epic book, I pray your kindnesses shall overlook Shortcomings and rendition imperfect. Of course, God speaks the British dialect. As everybody knows, the angels too! It even works for Satan, and who knew Plato speaks the Queen’s English, though a Greek? But with the American characters, do not seek Authentic imitation of each note, I but the spirit of their speech denote. Even the title character forgive — Suspend your disbelief, the role shall live. With all that said, I hope hereby to bring a wondrous journey on imagined wing.’
In ELIJAH Abdiel offers a new view of the life of Elijah and its impact on religion – or as the poet phrases his concept in the Introduction, ‘Elijah's life, as he alternates between triumph and trial, is a storyteller's delight. In one episode, he is single-handedly defeating hundreds of false prophets in a showdown on Mount Carmel, and in the next, alone in the wilderness and praying for his own death! And then of course, there is his spectacular exit, ascending to Heaven in a chariot of fire. Elijah might also be described as a prophet's prophet, communing with angels, performing miracles, raising the dead, and in a time of great religious and political turmoil, fiercely confronting the powers-that-be. And who could ask for more perfect villains to oppose him than the wicked Jezebel and her pliant consort, King Ahab? Elijah's story is also one of transcendent hope for those who have experienced depression or despair, as he did. For his life's work not only lived on in prophecies that came to pass after his time on Earth, but in the very similar ministry and miracles of his disciple Elisha, and of course in his eternal fame.’
What follows, in simple rhyming couplet format, are two epic tales with considerable writer’s freedom that makes the book wholly entertaining. Read one of Abdiel LeRoy’s books and more than likely you’ll reach for the others! Grady Harp, August 19
So spring the fruits of Heaven's vine, its seed Sown in one heart by angels in a dream, A politician with a poet's creed, A partnership that may the world redeem.”
This was a fantastic “journey” that is set in the White House while Mr. Obama is dealing with how things are/aren’t going. A President’s own ethical stances/agenda can often be usurped by politics and politicians. This is what we see as Abdiel takes him on a journey that reminds him of the hope one man can represent.
I am a retired minister who is ordained by the same denomination Barack Obama claimed in Chicago. I know some of the people who were influential in his faith upbringing. Being retired means I’m not as “fluent” in Bible as I used to be. “Obama’s Dream”had me reading with a Bible app open to check and cross reference LeRoy’s citations along with a modern version of “Paradise Lost”. I adore challenges, and this was one. Warning: it is poetry, but accessible poetry. I highly recommend this book. 5/5
“For what can armour, helmet, sword, or shield/In that arena do where prophets wield/Their power, and works of angels are unsealed?/This is a battle of another field!”
“Elijah”has been captivating people for as long as the story endures. I’ve taught Elijah in Sunday School, sang Mendelssohn’s Oratorio “Elijah”, delved into it more times than I’ve cared to count in Church history and sermon preparation. However, Abdiel LeRoy looks at the whole story in an unorthodox way: he wrote an epic poem full of innovative ideas...the “what if’s”..
Taking great care with the story of Elijah, this author takes on the text, weaving romance, time shifting and dragons into a story known to most traditions who hold the Bible as sacred text. His original spin is approachable by those not familiar with the “record” or epic poetry as a whole. I highly suggest having a bible text nearby for cross-reference and just sit back and enjoy! Highly recommended 5/5