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Glory in the Margins: Sunday Poems
by Nikki Grimes

    Publication Date: Sep 28, 2021
    List Price: $22.00
    Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
    Classification: Poetry
    ISBN13: 9781640606777
    Imprint: Iron Pen
    Publisher: Iron Press Books
    Parent Company: Iron Press Books

    Hardcover Description:

    New York Times bestselling author and poet Nikki Grimes explains; “A study of scripture reveals that Jesus spent a lot of time with people in the margins. As an African American, I live in the margins, and I can tell you that it’s a place most of us would rather not be. And yet, I know there is always glory to be found in the margins because of the Lord’s presence in, and with us.

    As Poet Laureate of my Grace Brethren Church in Southern California, it’s my job to distill the heart of the weekly sermon into a poem. I dive into each week’s chosen scripture, viewing it from my own perspective as Black, as woman, as poet, always a little left of center, and looking for the glory to be found in the margins of life, and of the text. Of course, those of us who live in the margins are not what anyone expects, and the very notion that God might speak through us, through me, may seem a bit wild. But he does. ‘I will pour out my spirit on all flesh,’ said the Lord. God’s busy in the hearts of all who call on him.”