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[M]asterfully crafted, and totally engaging. . . . McDonnell is a genius at inserting some of the latest contemporary idioms and realities into biblical scenes—a maneuver that brings the reader’s attention to ‘an upright position,’ squashing any patronizing attitude one may be harboring with regard to the poet’s age and environment. . . . [H]e retains his tremendously refreshing sense of humor, his ability to poke fun at himself, the twinkle in his eye, and his delightful obstreperous verve.
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Swift Lord, You Are Not provides us with meaning and inspiration, enjoyment and refinement of the heart. It deserves at least two if not three readings.
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His is a voice worth listening to. I want to hear more.
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McDonnell has started late at poetry, but he should keep going. Why stop now?
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About the Author

Kilian McDonnell, OSB, is a monk/theologian of Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He is the author of three other books of poetry: Swift, Lord, You Are Not, Yahweh’s Other Shoe, and God Drops and Loses Things (Saint John’s University Press).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: St. John's University Press (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974099201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974099200
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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I have really enjoyed this book, it takes familiar Bible stories and stories of the Saints and reflects on what the character might be thinking. I would recommend it to anyone who loves poetry and has imagination.
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I have given this book as a gift many times as I so love the poetry in it: gentle, thought-provoking, faith-filled, and funny. You really can't beat that.
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A whole new way of looking at the familiar.
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This monk guy is deep, real, and funny!
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