A Book for Our Times...
Go Set a Watchman!
By Thomas Greaves
My friend, Thomas Greaves, leads the Shofar Ministry at our congregation, Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, NJ. He's written a book and the book has been released this week. It's available at Amazon.com.
I asked Thomas to share why he wrote the book and his vision for it. This is what he told me:
"As a career military veteran, I felt God's hand gently urging me to write just before the COVID virus hit us, to encourage all of us to be open instruments for God's purposes. I wrote this book to call us to action in this increasing spiritual darkness as watchwomen and watchmen, to stand in this late "hour" as prayer warriors who never rest until our Messiah comes.
My vision for this book is for us to keep using the full armor of God in spiritual warfare, to be open instruments to God's personal calling on each of us. I want to encourage all to be that open instrument to be used by our coming King, as our assignment is not complete; not yet. As this world gets darker, we must be God's instruments of light. We must stand ready, for the trumpet will sound. The King is coming and His arrival is imminent!"
The book is available now with hard and soft covers and an ebook is in the process of being created. By the way, that's Thomas blowing the shofar on the cover. I congratulate my author/friend and wish him much success!
And speaking of watchmen & shofars...
I have a poem to share with you from my 2006 Holyland pilgrimage:
MARCO SOUNDS THE
bought a shofar in Galilee—
long and spiraled Yemenite shofar
from the horn
a kudo antelope
a deep and steady breath
blows its harrowing thunder
the Mount of Olives
just about every site
visit in holy Zion
its long distinctive wail
jolt us from our complacency—
Wake up! Oh, Sleepers—
Wake up! and follow
the Lord, your God!
brought her tambourine
shaped like a Star of David
its six points
Miriam, Anne lifts it high
dances with delight
Adonai with worshipful women
all over the world
their swirling skirts sweep the ground
Shabbat, in Jerusalem
the Western Wall
I bought a tallit in Tiberius—
and white like the Israeli flag
knotted fringes in the corners
remind me God’s promises are true
traditional prayer shawl
wrap snuggly around my shoulders
God’s loving arms
Get Ready for Lent...
Maude's book, "Behold the Lamb...poetically!"
is a compilation of poems about the Birth, Death & Resurrection of Jesus.
It's available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
For more information go to: www.maudecarolanpych.net
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