Sweet Adeline

A Mother's Kitchen Poetry and Her Son's Retrospections

by Robert L. Brunker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/21/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781664276802
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781664276796

About the Book

Sweet Adeline is an extraordinary and unique Christian poetry book that beautifully combines the art of poetry with the compelling biography of a remarkable woman. Adeline Brunker, the central figure of this collection, embarked on a life filled with challenges and blessings, and her poetic expressions radiate with the warmth of faith and the power of love. Adeline's journey began as an orphan, embraced by her grandparents until their untimely passing. However, her father's sister graciously opened her heart and home to this sweet child, bringing solace in the midst of her separation from her beloved brother. As a young woman, Adeline found love in the arms of a handsome war orphan, and their love story unfolded within the nurturing embrace of their Christian discipleship, flourishing even in the face of limited means. Through the rhythm of her daily routine, Adeline's kitchen became a sanctuary where she poured her heart and soul into her Christian poems about faith. The collection became what her family referred to as one of the best Christian poetry books. Her words resonated with a deep appreciation for God, her devoted husband, cherished children, and the enduring values of family. With each line, Adeline's gratitude for lasting friendships reverberates, illuminating the beauty of relationships nurtured through the test of time. Capturing the essence of Adeline's life, her firstborn son dedicated nearly four decades to collecting and preserving her heartfelt kitchen poems or Christian poems about faith. These verses became a canvas for his own introspection as he looked back upon his mother's life, her battles with Alzheimer's, and his own personal journey. Alongside the poetry, he weaves insightful retrospections and offers social commentary, creating a tapestry of reflections, family history, Christian testimony, and grand storytelling. It is an emotional and fulfilling tale of a simple woman faithfully living the life God has placed her in, undeterred by the challenges posed by Alzheimer's and spiritual adversity. It is a guide if you are seeking an answer on how to grow in your Christian faith. In Sweet Adeline, Adeline's life shines as a beacon of resilience and love, leaving a profound and positive impact on those she encountered. This feel-good biography invites readers to reflect upon their own lives, finding inspiration and solace in the transformative power of faith and the enduring nature of hope. With its joyful reflections and Christian poems about faith, this exceptional book stands as a testament to the unwavering grace of God and the resilience of the human spirit. It is a must-read for anyone seeking the best Christian poetry book that uplifts the soul and nourishes the spirit.

About the Author

Robert L. Brunker is the first child of Gilbert and Adeline Brunker. He witnessed sixty-one years of Sweet Adeline’s life. As her life lessons took root in his life and he became aware of her “Kitchen Poetry,” he started collecting her verses. For over thirty years he wrote what he called retrospections—reflections on how his mother’s life examples influenced him and how that was summarized in her various poems. This effort evolved into one of his bucket list items to be completed in his retirement years. During most of the forty-two years he practiced dentistry, he helped raise two daughters, edited his state’s dental journal, went on thirteen medical missions to Jamaica, and engaged his grandchildren in illustrating his first Christian juvenile novel. He serves on the Board of Elders of his church and continues to make mountains of sawdust from his woodworking projects at the aggravation of his wife of fifty-five years.