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A Year with George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved Poems

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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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Dylan Bailey
Oct 09, 2012 Dylan Bailey rated it it was amazing
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
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Feb 27, 2016 Emma rated it it was amazing
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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.
Micah
Jul 22, 2016 Micah rated it liked it
Herbert is a great poet from an earlier era. I'm not much of a poet. I'm actually not a poet at all, and thus found the book hard for me.

This book demands slow thoughtful reading but does provide thoughtful reflections for those willing to do the work.
Becky Hintz
Jul 25, 2013 Becky Hintz rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, I understand why Herbert has been so beloved by so many for nearly 4 centuries. This is a faithful guide to some of his better-known poems.
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Dec 22, 2013 Kristi rated it really liked it
Excellent compilation of Herbert's poems with notes, summaries, and discussion points. Would be an ideal book to go through in a small group setting as well.
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