Messages From Life

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Messages From Life is a beautiful feast for the eyes, as well as the soul. Filled with faith-inspired prose and beautiful full-color photos, it’s the author’s hope that it will transport you to a place of stillness.

Messages From Life is beautifully eloquent, but heavily prosaic in the words chosen and feels formal, very olde-world and ancient, as if the writer is trying to incur that the messages contained within their writings is as old as time itself, and therefore, timeless, appealing to any age of reader, any person in whatever part of their life’s journey they are at.

Many of the pages are difficult to read, because of the font chosen, and the color of the text, imposed over vividly colorful photographs. It IS a feast for the eyes, and yet much of it is hard to read, because there is too much of the background photographs interfering with the text laid over it. The full-color photos are exquisite. Each photograph has a beauty, to be savored and appreciated on their own merit.

Each “poem” is prefaced with a consistently presented page meant to introduce what the following poem is about. The poems, I believe, are what the author wants to be read and understood.

I struggled to get through this book. From the standpoint of good writing and powerfully written messages, I felt the heavy-worded “introductions” were just that, too heavily worded. The gorgeous photography competes with the simplicity of the prose, and the framed explanatory paragraphs were just too contrived for understanding the simplicity of the poetry. I found it laborious and weighty.


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Author Chris Kent
Star Count 2/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Xlibris
Publish Date
ISBN 9781441587442
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Issue February 2011
Category Poetry & Short Stories
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