Lutheran pastor and author Andrew Richard has released another project and you should love this one! The Household Sonnets, just released this summer, takes household objects and, in sonnet form, presents them as prompts for religious devotion to Jesus!
You may recognize the name from his thirty-day devotional book on marriage, Christ and the Church; his Lenten contributions to Steadfast in the Parish efforts, “Be at Leisure: A Lutheran Approach to Outreach;” and the Peloponnesian Press. Rev. Richard’s latest idea is likewise a gem.
I LOVE the idea and I LOVE what I’ve read so far.
Plus, it’s not only a brilliant idea, but it’s illustrated in such a perfectly cohesive way! Andrew Richard took a book by Dutch poet and engraver Jan Luiken (1649-1712) and paired the concepts and engravings with new poems that focus on Christ. Go ahead and read the Forward in the Amazon Look Inside feature. Good stuff!
I’ve also learned that all proceeds from The Household Sonnets will go toward Mount Hope Lutheran School, where Rev. Richard serves as headmaster and teacher, as well as Assistant Pastor at the church. 😀