By Ronald L. Faust

This poetry turns into an agent of transformation in supplying a brand new course for our lives. It provokes a bit holy agitation through tossing poems like pebbles into placid swimming pools of water to reason a few waves. Such poetry provides us prophetic signals to be aware of issues that subject, like peace no longer conflict, like financial and immigrant justice, like an earthy ardour for all times greater than loss of life.

This publication of poems describes a hyperlink among poets and peacemakers:

Maybe peacemakers are like rebel poets,
Irrelevant, dissident, brushing aside the prestige quo,
Imagining a imaginative and prescient of an international that will get along

This poetry—too risky for correct wing religion—will provide a source for church activists and for taking the next move of braveness. it is going to be a better half for marching to another drummer and listening to the nonetheless voice of God amplified via traditional events.

In "Prophetic Poetry" Faust takes an inventive method of peacemaking and exposes our irrational, morally bankrupt habit to violence and materialism. whereas not easy our cozy lives, "Prophetic Poetry" bargains an important imaginative and prescient of our international if we want, in Faust's phrases, to reveal our 'false peace,' wake up the “shopper who walks round in a trance,” and remodel that which 'drains our soul of pleasure and life.' He makes use of 'the mind's eye of a poet… to the touch the center' and celebrates the fervour and braveness it's going to take to foster a 'revolution in values.'
—Ira Haritt
Kansas urban application Coordinator, American pals provider Committee

Ron Faust works with Interfaith employee Justice, American neighbors carrier Committee, Immigration Justice Advocacy flow, and Disciples Peace Fellowship in Kansas urban. Born in Eugene, Oregon and becoming up in Vancouver, Washington, his academic odyssey integrated an undergraduate measure from Northwest Christian university (NCU), MDiv from Christian Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Drew college. formerly he collaborated with Toni Faust on a publication approximately grand parenting and a fictional paintings known as Gaps by means of his pen identify Mac Keyes. Now a retired Minister-Sailor-Curmudgeon became Poet, he follows his ardour by means of giving his consciousness to peace and justice issues.

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