"We as readers get to enjoy an experience akin to serendipity—the gift of an unlooked-for connection that answers questions we didn’t know we had... The pleasure of poetry is often its principal power in turning us around and moving us towards the good and the beautiful, and in them, towards God himself.” ~From Elizabeth Howard’s introduction
John Donne was one of the great “metaphysical poets” in Elizabethan England. His work helped establish the English tradition of poetry, and influenced everyone afterwards from Alexander Pope to T.S. Eliot. Donne lived a tumultuous life before settling down and becoming the dean of St. Paul’s cathedral. He wrote everything from love sonnets to satires and elegies, but his greatest poems are undoubtedly the holy sonnets.
In this new edition of the complete 1633 collection of Donne's poems, we see the work of a mature Christian poet and pastor writing about love, suffering, and our need for God.
"Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new." ~Holy Sonnet
THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SERIES: The authors in the Christian Heritage Series paid a high price for the words you see before you. Not all paid with blood, but each spent his life fighting for the truth. This faithful sacrifice has become a rich inheritance for the Church in our day, even though it is often neglected. The Christian Heritage Series aims to put these important theological classics on every Christian’s bookshelf in colorful, well-crafted, and affordable volumes, with introductions written by those that love the books and their heritage.
AUTHOR: John Donne
INTRODUCTION: Elizabeth Howard
PAGE COUNT: 376 pages
PUB. DATE: March 23, 2021 (first published in 1633)
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