Accompanied by Angels: Poems of the Incarnation

Book, 2006, 98 pp
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Since her childhood in Toronto, celebrated poet Luci Shaw has announced Advent greetings to her friends and family with a poem and original artwork. What began as a simple childhood craft has now become beloved annual tradition encompassing not only her poetry, but the work of well-known artists.

In Accompanied by Angels these annual poems are collected together for the first time. Beginning with the joy, terror and wonder of the annunciation, Shaw leads the reader on a poetic journey through the birth, life and death of the Jesus the Christ, and finally to the joyous and unexpected wonder of his resurrection. Her subjects run from the mundane to the sublime encompassing birds in flight and waiting old men to fiery angels and storm-ravaged ridges.

The latest work in her illustrious catalog, Accompanied by Angels will be loved not only by Luci's many enthusiasts, but also by those who reflect deeply on the incarnational mystery that lies at the center of Christian faith.

"These lucid, engaging narrative lyrics of both free and formal verse can serve as devotional reading for the devout or as compelling invitations to the seeker. Carefully crafted yet never pretentious or aloof, they bring the sacred close without denying its inexplicable mystery so that, reading them, we too many seem to be accompanied by angels." - Julia Kasdorf

"In the language of salt and sinew, grit and grace, Luci Shaw articulates into fresh apprehension the Word made flesh, the Holy One hallowing all things by His becoming one of them." - Scott Cairns

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