Life in Poetry and Prose
Publisher : CreateSpace (amazon)
Description
With unfathomable spirit, I attempt to plumb the depths of humanity with this writing. Peppering each piece with penetrating truths, I seek to light a fire within your soul. The words you will discover within this latest work will move you to curiosity and wonder - not only as to my intended meaning, but more so, the defining elements of your own life and spirit. Each piece placed in this collection arises from a personal experience and is extremely transparent. Be Blessed.

Some reviews:

Holly V. Hendrick

OMG Christian! That was some of the most touching, beautiful poetry and prose that I have ever read!! It is honest, painful, delightful, joyous and breathtaking. Through your words, you insure that pain can fade, relationships endure, true love is true and God lives in everyone and everything. It is a masterpiece painted in words from your soul!


I couldn't stop once I got started!! I even had to tell my hubby I would call him back later! LOL




Life in Poetry and Prose by Christian Schaal – A Review

April 12, 200906:48 PM EDT (Updated: April 12, 200906:55 PM EDT)

Rating: 10/10


by Marge H.


Thanks to a recent article by Sheila Deeth, reviewing this same book, I had the opportunity to read this ebook. Here is a link to Sheila's article: Life in Poetry and Prose

Christian’s writing touched me. A few of his poems made me cry. I found his poetry about love and spirituality inspiring. I related to all of his poetry and prose in this book.

His love for God, life, his wife, and his children shines through.

In his forward, Christian explains his purpose for writing. He says he is, “filled with words, that once constructed, provide an outlet for a passion and message contained within them.”

He further states that “his desire and intent is to be an uplifting man and a man of uplifting.”

For me, he fulfilled his goals, admirably.



Christian, I'm Back from Florida, Hope All is Well, By The Way I LOVED Ur Book, there was several pieces that I connected with and found to be Deep in Substance! ~

Thanx again~Freedom


Christian Schaal's book, A Life in Poetry and Prose, delves into the heartache of regret and the promise of hope. The book is divided into three sections, and my favorite poem from the first is Sandcastle Life, filled with my own shared images of castles built when I was a child. Schaal deftly juxtaposes the innocence of childhood play with the way we hold our friends at bay as adults, building moats and shoveling sand to keep us safe. The second part of the book offers spiritual meaning to the first, and I particularly like the short poem, Simple Gratitude, with its feeling of wind blowing over the sand-dunes of my youth. In Lift Yourself, the line "your life is a diamond / though you see it as coal," stayed with me long after reading. Part three is headed "Love and Relationship," and starts, incongruously, with divorce. A backdrop of pain lends depth to the love in these poems, and to the promise in The River and the Valley. My Essence Concealed speaks of hope for so many who hide behind the secrets of their lives. And the final family photograph brings me full circle to the joys of my own family relationships. A lovely book Mr. Schaal, and I'm glad I read it.

Sheila Deeth
Author / Writer




Life in Poetry and Prose is wonderful.  I do like the sincerity, depth and soul you present in the poetry written.  I hope your sales go very well as I think a lot of people will enjoy it the same as I have done.


Anastasia
http://www.authormeetingplace.com






Praise and Reviews

Holly V. Hendrick

OMG Christian! That was some of the most touching, beautiful poetry and prose that I have ever read!! It is honest, painful, delightful, joyous and breathtaking. Through your words, you insure that pain can fade, relationships endure, true love is true and God lives in everyone and everything. It is a masterpiece painted in words from your soul!


I couldn't stop once I got started!! I even had to tell my hubby I would call him back later! LOL




Life in Poetry and Prose by Christian Schaal – A Review

April 12, 200906:48 PM EDT (Updated: April 12, 200906:55 PM EDT)

Rating: 10/10


by Marge H.


Thanks to a recent article by Sheila Deeth, reviewing this same book, I had the opportunity to read this ebook. Here is a link to Sheila's article: Life in Poetry and Prose

Christian’s writing touched me. A few of his poems made me cry. I found his poetry about love and spirituality inspiring. I related to all of his poetry and prose in this book.

His love for God, life, his wife, and his children shines through.

In his forward, Christian explains his purpose for writing. He says he is, “filled with words, that once constructed, provide an outlet for a passion and message contained within them.”

He further states that “his desire and intent is to be an uplifting man and a man of uplifting.”

For me, he fulfilled his goals, admirably.



Christian, I'm Back from Florida, Hope All is Well, By The Way I LOVED Ur Book, there was several pieces that I connected with and found to be Deep in Substance! ~

Thanx again~Freedom


Christian Schaal's book, A Life in Poetry and Prose, delves into the heartache of regret and the promise of hope. The book is divided into three sections, and my favorite poem from the first is Sandcastle Life, filled with my own shared images of castles built when I was a child. Schaal deftly juxtaposes the innocence of childhood play with the way we hold our friends at bay as adults, building moats and shoveling sand to keep us safe. The second part of the book offers spiritual meaning to the first, and I particularly like the short poem, Simple Gratitude, with its feeling of wind blowing over the sand-dunes of my youth. In Lift Yourself, the line "your life is a diamond / though you see it as coal," stayed with me long after reading. Part three is headed "Love and Relationship," and starts, incongruously, with divorce. A backdrop of pain lends depth to the love in these poems, and to the promise in The River and the Valley. My Essence Concealed speaks of hope for so many who hide behind the secrets of their lives. And the final family photograph brings me full circle to the joys of my own family relationships. A lovely book Mr. Schaal, and I'm glad I read it.

Sheila Deeth
Author / Writer




Life in Poetry and Prose is wonderful.  I do like the sincerity, depth and soul you present in the poetry written.  I hope your sales go very well as I think a lot of people will enjoy it the same as I have done.


Anastasia
http://www.authormeetingplace.com



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