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A Year with George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved Poems
Since 1633, when The Temple was first published, many notable Christians have testified of their love for George Herbert's poetry. The great nineteenth-century preacher C. H. Spurgeon and his wife would sometimes read Herbert's poetry together on Sunday evenings. Richard Baxter wrote, "Herbert speaks to God like one that really believeth a God, and whose business in the ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published May 12th 2011 by Wipf & Stock Publishers
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A superb book! I have the privilege of having Jim Orrick as my great books professor, and i can say that i am a better person because of him and his class. Herbert was a godly man who penned some of the most loved poems in the english language. He is called a metaphysical poet by scholars, but i refer to him as the Christ exalting Poet. By reading his poems one can tell that his Chief aim is to magnify his Lord and savior Jesus Christ and to glorify God with his artistic ability. This book was ...more
Herbert uses imagery very poignantly, and this book offers a glimpse at his thoughts during his short life. Orrick provides thoughtful analysis and defines difficult words. Although his comments sometimes seem unnecessary and interrupting at times, especially towards the end, they usually help with understanding Herbert's words without overwhelming the reader.