A Spark in Darkness

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Xulon Press, Apr 1, 2011 - Poetry - 506 pages
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Michael Gary Harrison is a gifted poet who brilliantly captures the heart of the human sojourner in A Spark in Darkness. Through more than 470 beautifully balanced pearls of muse and prayer, he masterfully reflects some of the deepest places of the soul, transporting the reader through intimate pastures of hope, laughter, grief, joy and praise. A Spark in Darkness is a perfect companion to any daily devotion time, enhancing your walk with God through His Word and prayer. Your soul will be lifted on a scripturally sound flight through many facets of the lifespan of a believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each gem will leave you with a greater appreciation for the gift of life, promote honest self-reflection and foster a deeper hunger for more of God. This unique selection of both contemporary and traditional prose is a must have for any bookshelf. Michael Gary Harrison is a sinner who genuinely loves the Lord Jesus Christ. He is nothing more than a sanctified work in progress who shares mankind's desperate need for daily renewal in God's Word in the Spirit. He is a loving father and a richly blessed husband. Michael married his wife Donna in 1981, and together they were privileged to raise two wonderful children to adulthood; each of whom married an equally charming spouse. Michael and Donna have four grandchildren whom they love, adore, spoil and pray for unceasingly. They reside and worship in Southern Illinois.
 

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I love this book. I keep it on the end table and just pick it up and read a poem or passage whenever I need a little encouragement or need to remember that I am not alone. Michael's poems give you that feeling of, "Oh my gosh, that is how I feel." and then you know there is a spark and a little light and life is good and you remember you have so many blessings and more to come. Thank you Michael Harrison for this wonderful writing.  

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A Psalmist for the 21st Century
Michael Gary Harrison’s book of musings and prayers, in the form of 479 poems, is a powerful statement of one man’s love of God. Using words we have probably all used
, but put together in ways we never imagined, Mr. Harrison praises God, confesses his unworthiness for His love freely given, thanks God for the love shown to us in the person and sacrifice of His Son, and searches for the meaning in his life of that love, that person, and that sacrifice. Whether the profoundly brief Repent or the profound Immanuel Raised, I look forward to reading and re-reading each entry for the new and deeper meanings I experience. Just as David was known as “a man after God’s own heart,” so will Mr. Harrison become known as his poems are shared and his book is passed from friend to friend.
Neil D. Horowitz, Ph.D.
 

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Contents

Section 1
vii
Section 2
40
Section 3
91
Section 4
100
Section 5
147
Section 6
170
Section 7
195
Section 8
215
Section 18
313
Section 19
327
Section 20
351
Section 21
363
Section 22
369
Section 23
381
Section 24
396
Section 25
414

Section 9
220
Section 10
227
Section 11
230
Section 12
239
Section 13
274
Section 14
276
Section 15
278
Section 16
285
Section 17
312
Section 26
415
Section 27
428
Section 28
434
Section 29
449
Section 30
471
Section 31
494
Section 32
495
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