7 days of nominations! 7 days of voting!
And now we have a winner for the April Monthly Book Selection.
The Mocha Girl Read April 2023 Monthly Book Selection is God Speaks Through Wombs: Poems on God’s Unexpected Coming by Drew Jackson
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Christian Book Award Finalist
But God speaks through wombs,
birthing prophetic utterances. . . .
Enough of this unbelieving religion
that masquerades as faith.
Divine favor is placed on what we
In God Speaks Through Wombs, Drew Jackson explores the first eight chapters of Luke’s Gospel in a new poetic register. These are declarative poems, faithfully proclaiming the gospel story in all its liberative power. Here the gospel is the “fresh words / that speak of / things impossible.”
From the Magnificat (“That girl can sing! . . . She has a voice / That can shatter shackles”) to the baptism of Christ (“I stepped in / Committing insurrection”), this collection helps us hear the hum of deliverance―against all hope―that’s been in the gospel all along.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Drew Jackson is the founding pastor of Hope East Village in New York City. He is the author of the poetry collection Touch the Earth: Poems on The Way and writes poetry at the intersection of justice, peace, and contemplation, with a passion to contribute toward a more just and whole world. He and his wife have twin daughters and live in Lower Manhattan.
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