Prayers and Poems Prayers and Poems

Monica Furlong
ISBN 9780281056682 (0281056684)
SPCK, 2004

Category: Prayer and Poetry

This is a book worth buying for its introduction alone. Clare Herbert, Rector of St Anne's, Soho, gives us ten and a half pages of insights into Monica Furlong's experience of God in every aspect of life, both its ordinariness and its chaos. A marriage that failed, a faith that survived, an intellect that wasn't afraid to take on the authorites and fight for what's right: "She was a pilgrim besotted and fascinated by her journey's end, which was God" (p.xvii).

To pigeonhole Monica Furlong simply as a feminist would be agross misrepresentation — she was a woman in Christ, exploring all that meant, both for herself and others. All this and more comes through in her prayers and poems: joys and sorrows, anger and frustration, sexuality and spirituality, belief, bewilderment, failures and triumphs. Get the book and share the journey.

Phil Groom, October 2004

Phil Groom is this site's Webmaster and Reviews Editor. He's a freelance blogger, writer and web developer who spent ten years managing the bookshop at London School of Theology alongside eight years writing web reviews for Christian Marketplace magazine before he came to his senses and went independent. You can find him on facebook or follow him on twitter @notbovvered.

From a review previously published in Christian Marketplace Magazine, reused here by kind permission.
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