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The Poems and Prayers of Helen Steiner Rice Hardcover – Deluxe Edition, October 1, 2004
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With more poems and prayers than there are days in a year, this book will provide inspiration, encouragement, and comfort for every season and event in life. Whether you're celebrating Christmas, a wedding, or a graduation, you will find a prayer suited to your exact occasion. When you need a little encouragement during moments of disappointment or loss, when you want to say "thank you," "I'm grateful," or "I love you," or when you need a reminder of God's grace, you will find what you need in this inspiring collection.
Written with wit, sensitivity, passion, and wisdom, The Poems and Prayers of Helen Steiner Rice is a treasure that belongs in every household. It's a collection to dip into again and again to benefit from Helen's unfaltering provision of faith, hope, and love.
From the 1920s and beyond her death in 1981, Helen Steiner Rice has been an unofficial poet laureate of hope and optimism. Her books have sold more than seven million copies. There's probably not one American family today that hasn't been touched by some form of Helen's work. Even today her writings continue to inspire a new generation online, in gift books, and through note cards.
Virginia J. Ruehlmann of Cincinnati, Ohio, continues the legacy of her friend through the Helen Steiner Rice Foundation. Virginia has compiled more than fifty volumes of Helen's inspirational verse and poetry, including Awake My Soul and Sing: Poems Inspired by Favorite Hymns.
Top Customer Reviews
I WOULD UNEQIIVICABLY RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO ANY ONE THAT HAS THE WISH TO READ SUCH WONDERFULL POETRY THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY WRITTEN FROM THE HEART.
TRULY A MASTERPIECE IN ANY BODY'S LANGUAGE!!!
Even though I did not care for the religious poems I thought many of Rice's other poetry was absolutely fantastic. It is poetry that anyone can appreciate and understand. The so-called "modern free verse" poetry style that often includes meaningless words put together randomly with no real purpose and meaning and often reads like they were written to a resident of an insane asylum never appealed to me. This is why I very seldom read present day poetry.
Some of the many poems I loved in this collection include: "The comfort and sweetness of peace." "Dark Shadows fall in the lives of us all." "A loving wish for a happy day." "A word of understanding." "Life." "Giving is the key to living." and "Give lavishly! Live abundantly!" One of the many things I like about this talented poet is she writes fairly short poems, which are my favorite poetry (Haiku for example) forms. Here is one from this collection I liked.
"A man may be wealthy,
Good fortune may be his fate.
But only man's motives
Can make him truly great."
In conclusion, if you enjoy reading beautiful and meaningful poetry that touches your soul, you may want to check out this book of poetry by Helen Steiner Rice.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: The Samurai Soul: An old warrior's poetic tribute)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This has some of the most moving and comforting poems in it.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love all her writing. Just what you need when you need it. Can always find something encouraging.Published 6 months ago by Yvonne Marie
I gladly give 5 stars for this book. All of the poems and prayers are relevant to this day. Whenever, I read this book, I'm amazed at how my spirits are lifted!Published 17 months ago by Lette2005