Timeless Devotional Poetry

An Anthology

by Elizabeth McCallum Marlow



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/19/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781973684794
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781973684800
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 424
ISBN : 9781973684817

About the Book

This anthology covers thirteen centuries of Christian poetry from the ancient Dream of the Rood to modern poems by T. S. Eliot and C. S. Lewis.

I can think of no one better qualified to assemble an anthology of Christian devotional poetry than Elizabeth Marlow. She not only knows this poetry well but has taught it for many years to appreciative students. Best of all, she loves and serves the Lord to whom the poems in this collection direct the gaze of our souls. With this anthology, she has given us a tool with which to stir up the embers of our hearts, that our love for the triune God might blaze all the brighter. I highly recommend this collection.
—Greg Bailey, Director of Editorial, Crossway Books

I am chastened by comments in the preface to this book: “If we don’t read, reflect on, and enjoy the great wealth of Christian poetry available to us, these poetic gems will eventually be consigned to academic libraries and forgotten by the majority of the reading public.” Apart from reading and singing psalms and hymns, I have not been an avid reader of poetry. I confess this to my shame, and recently I determined to address this appalling shortcoming in my life. Elizabeth Marlow’s anthology of poetry is the ideal antidote. I am excited to recommend this anthology of thirteen centuries of English poetry. Just look at the table of contents, and your appetite will be whetted. So join me in learning to love God better by reading these selections.
—Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, President of Greenville Theological Seminary,
Professor of Systematic and Homiletical Theology, Greenville, SC

About the Author

Elizabeth McCallum Marlow (M.A., University of Houston) taught high school and college English for thirty-five years. Elizabeth has compiled this anthology because poetry, especially devotional poetry, is becoming outdated and enjoyed by few readers. Elizabeth compiled this collection of poems and hymn lyrics in order to keep Christian poetry alive for generations of readers. She has written of a series of textbooks for high school literature teachers that cover British, American, world, and introductory literature courses. She is co-author of The Book Tree: A Christian Reference for Children's Literature, a guide that helps young people find books they enjoy and that cultivates a life-long habit of reading. You may contact Elizabeth at www.teachclassiclit.com.