Poems From Heaven, by Uzoaga Kelechukwu
Reviewed by: Bonita Ledzius
Genre: Christian Poetry
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Poems From Heaven is a collection of poetry that expresses all things about Christianity from scripture to salvation. Written in five simple chapters, Uzoaga Kelechukwu, expresses his heart and soul for God.
Each chapter has a few poems addressing the theme of that chapter. The poetry is simple, but very expressive, encouraging and thought-provoking. One of my favorite quotes from the author of this book reads,
“Once you are in God’s will, once you are walking according to his purpose, you can rest assured that He is in control, and since his thoughts towards you are thoughts of peace and not of evil, he will cause everything to work out for your good. No matter how bad or impossible it looks.”
When I first received this book I worried about language barriers in my understanding of the poetry because the author is from Africa. I was totally wrong in my thoughts. Instead, I found this book of poetry amazing.
Kelechukwu provides the Bible references that inspired him to write each poem, and he also provides some of his personal insight into the scriptures and the topic the poem addresses.
I’ve always loved poetry, especially that which expresses the heart and a relationship with Jesus Christ. Until I read this book I had a favorite Christian poet, Helen Steiner Rice, and usually judge poetry as to whether it was expressed as she wrote. When I picked up this book, I didn’t think it would rank up there with her poetry, but I was wrong.
Poems from Heaven is not only at the top with Rice’s poetry, but is as beautiful and expressive as the Book of Psalms from the Bible. I fell in love with each poem as I read. This book is encouraging, expressive and very much an inspiration of God.
I would recommend this book to everyone. The poetry is simple enough for young people to understand and deep enough to draw the attention of adults. If you have a relationship with Christ, you will feel like Kelechukwu is expressing what you feel for God in your soul, and if you don’t have a relationship with Christ it will give you pause to consider having a relationship.
This book will grace my home library for years to come, and most likely be one of the treasures I hand down to my children and grandchildren.
Rated G: Although some of the words may be difficult for young children to read, I believe this would be a wonderful book of poetry for parents to read to their small children.
Book provided by the author. Thank you!