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Garden of Faith
by Ruth Y Nott   

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Copyright:  Oct, 15, 2007 ISBN-13:  9781604580709

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Garden of Faith: The touching, often lyrical, poems of Ruth Y. Nott will soothe and calm, refresh your spirit and touch on some of the questions and doubts we all face in our search for personal happiness and spiritual healing. Combining all the poems you loved in her first book A Pure and Simple Faith with as many more fresh new poems of love, faith and gratitude, Garden of Faith will enlighten, uplift, and encourage.

Have you ever felt uncertain, alone, without courage, shaken in your beliefs? Have you found comfort in the advice of friends, or in the inspirational or spiritual words of a poem? Words from a friend or a favorite book can help, can give us back our courage and faith, can help us to understand and to hurt less, can show us that we are not the first, nor the last, to experience the feelings of hopelessness.

Garden of Faith is such a book, a book wherein Ruth tries to share her faith and love of God with others in need. 
Hear me oh Lord as I kneel before Thee.
With bowed head, I ask for mercy,
for forgiveness, for Thy Grace.
You, who are all-knowing...
from you, I can hide nothing.
My life is an open book before you
and I shudder as you turn each page,
ashamed at what you must see
in the heart of this sinner.
Somehow, though, I have found
favor in your eyes
for you have given me the gift of your Presence in the words which
flow from my pen.
You have held me close in times of sorrow,
drawn me back when I have strayed.
You have placed in my heart a need
to share your love with others
through the words you help me write.
This book is yours Lord.
Please share it with all your
children in need.

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Inspirational, heartfelt poetry for the Faithful!
Garden of Faith is a compilation of poet Ruth Nott's poetry, published in magazines, anthologies, poetry websites, etc. It is her fifth book of poetry.

As with most poetry, it is personal, heartfelt and inspiring. The poet takes the reader on a walk through her "Garden of Faith."
Something about a Garden begins:
There is something about a garden
Which transcends this stressful world
And takes us far beyond today
To rest, release and even play.

The words are soothing, relaxing and make readers want to immerse themselves in the restful embracing atmosphere created by the writer. Whether rhyming, sonnet or musical lyric, the work is always faith based and enlightening.

Reassurance will uplift and inspire.
Oh my struggling, poor lost soul
It's God can make you truly whole!
When you need him most, He'll be there
Reach out and let Him take you where.....
Upon the Farther Shore is written in musical verse with chorus repeated.
My Savior waits for me upon the farther shore

Poetry lovers and those looking for daily inspiration will pick up this book often. Comfort and joy will be found in the pages of Ruth Nott's poetry book. Ruth lives in Florida and is a member of the Suwannee River Poets of Chiefland and the Sunshine Poets of Crystal River. Recommended by reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Review.

Inspirational, heartfelt poetry for the Faithful!
In the past, Poets of verse were sometimes thought to have what we call artistic temperament, meaning they were eccentric or perhaps even a bit immoral. This so-called temperament was excusable in some circles, seen as an inevitable aspect or consequence of creativity. As some still claim today, there s a fine line between genius and madness.

Whether or not that is true, Such figures as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Noyes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and even Helen Steiner Rice, personify for many the highest art of versification. They not only rhymed according to the generally accepted rules of good taste, judgment, and word music, but they did with rhyme what so many failed modern poets cannot seem to do: in rising above the pedantic and often obscure, they sang to the masses.

In the case of Ms. Rice, that song expressed her faith in God whom she cherished, obviously, above all else. And in her latest self-published book of poems, Garden of Faith, as well as in each of her four other collections, what Ruth Y. Nott has always most cherished is clear: a love of family (Family Matters, An Eclectic Family Anthology); a delight in God, and a wonderment at the everyday small miracles which only one who is sensitive to the world around them likely appreciates.

The beauty of flowers. Quilting as a metaphor for life (Crazy Patch). The touch of a lover s hand; the miracle of birth (Haiku for Lovers). The joy of a puppy. These are the expressions of Ruth s artistic temperament, made valid by the gentle simplicity of her language and its ability to immediately communicate her emotions. No high-sounding phrases, empty witticisms or pretentious falderal are her stock in trade. Rather, life s tender joys and sad disappointments (Where Memory Lingers), the sunshine and the rain of our garden of human experience, are the canvases upon which Ruth paints her lovely, heartfelt words.
--Kye Faithfield

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