Author(s): Geoff Johnston
'This thoughtful collection of poetry explores the connection between the joys and pleasures of contemporary life and its complexities and anxieties. And more especially, when that life is strengthened by faith. There is an acceptance of the world and its uncertainties and this is well caught in both the diction and the imagery contained in these poems. With his feet firmly on the ground the poetry contrasts daily existence and spiritual existence and the possibilities for all of grace and redemption. 'Hear the call of the Music on a distant shore' he reminds us. There is here an overriding sense of the promise inherent in human endeavour, in life and love.' Elaine Barker, poet and author of The Day Lit by Memory and High Heels & Tartan Slippers. Geoff Johnston is a Lutheran pastor, husband to Kelly and father to his four children, Billy-Jack, Judah, Thomas and Mia. He has been writing poetry since high school and has numerous poems published. This is his first book of poetry.