- 136 pages
- Black & White
- 6 x 9 inches
- 978-1-77067-112-6 Hardcover
- 978-1-77067-113-3 Paperback
Poetry, Christian Poetry, Inspirational
Wheels Turning Inward
by Ron Starbuck
Wheels Turning Inward is a rich collection of over fifty poems, following a poet’s mythic and spiritual journey that begins and ends in Christ, but crosses easily onto the paths of many other contemplative traditions. Ultimately, this is a journey of discovering a keen sense of spiritual community through a meditative dialog with the Divine. Each poem is a reflection and a remembrance of this dialog, arising out of a conversation that is deep and true, a conversation grounded in a sacramental practice of stillness, silence, peace, and unity celebrating the holiness of all creation. Through the poet’s voice and eyes, we catch sight of the clear longing of God for all humankind, and the true value of relationships through which we come to know and become known by this mystery. Every poem will gently guide the reader on a journey that leads to an awareness of the sacred calling out to life. Celebrating life in the first breath of an infant, in the bright smile of a little girl, and in the light of creation reflected within the innocent eyes of a small boy. It may also appear in the complex song of a mockingbird mending together the deepest sorrows of the world, or in the angels we give birth to every day.
These poems touch and awaken the compassion inherent in every human heart, and remind us that God’s presence, however, we may imagine God, may be found within our own breath. In each single breath we take. Breathe Deeply. Turn Inward.
“With an intimate whisper and a gentle touch, Ron Starbuck’s words
transport us to a place of pure grace.”
William Miller, author, The Gospel According to Sam: Animal Stories for the Soul
Ron Starbuck Author
Ron Starbuck has written poetry and practiced contemplative prayer for many years. His poetry is an expression of and a response to encountering God’s call. We are all called to become God’s people and called to embrace the holiness (wholeness) of the Lord. When we come together in and through
our relationships, in a spiritual community and connection with one another, we become and act together as a “People of God.” This is his first book of poetry; we hope there are many more to come.
“God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16 (NRSV)
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