A Journey in Poetry

by Cedric Christian



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/02/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781514433706
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781514433690
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781514433713

About the Book

Take a journey, if you will, a look into the life of a young man who woke up one morning with a state of discontent he could not avoid. Once upon a time, he felt secure in a world of career longevity, abundant income, being loved by family and friends surrounding him; then unexpectedly, something invaded his territory. He realized that he was not happy and truly did not know himself. Behind the façade that all was well, there existed only a shell of a man. On the surface, he appeared at peace and to have everything he wanted; however, inside he reached an absence of fulfillment. That particular morning, he awakened to the self-examining question: “How did I get here?” Others have become familiar with the same question, especially after accelerating before the traffic light turns green. Is this a point at which you’ve arrived in your life? Take a journey then, if you will, into this life of a man who would not settle for emptiness. He did not like where he was, and in that moment of being still, he finally sensed an incomparable tap on his shoulder. He discovered that the source of life was trying to get his attention. As you open and accept this invitation into an account of one’s life transformation, it is my hope that you too will discover something positively life changing. Let what has been written and left for you serve as a road map—from first page to last page—of finding answers to this life’s big questions. Who am I? Why am I here? What now? I offer you these poetic entries of one man’s journey in hope that they encourage many to stand up and live. Breathe God in, breathe God out.

About the Author

CEDRIC A. CHRISTIAN is a native of Waukegan, Illinois, a town approximately forty miles north of downtown Chicago. While being raised there, at the age of three, he learned to read and has since become an avid reader and lover of literature. Following graduation from high school, Cedric continued investing his time into that same high school by becoming an employee there and successfully devoting over twenty-five years of service to the city’s education system and his care for others to its student body. Throughout that time, he has added to his love for reading a growing passion for writing. Cedric has become a serious writer of both prose and poetry. Since his late teenage years, his writing skills have developed from a growing passion to learn about being alive from the God of life. It is his desire to put this knowledge into action as best as possible and share this education with others. This book of poetry is a compilation of seeking answers to life’s spiritual questions, results of prayer times with God, personal experiences, and the blessings of observing others throughout their personal lessons. This kind of writing has become a powerful portion of encouragement along Cedric’s spiritual journey. Some of his close friends have read his poetry and expressed being profoundly touched by it. Due to this stage of his writing development, he comes forth with the need to make these literary works available to a wider audience. His prayer and hope are that, as you read these poems, you will be drawn closer to the Creator of all things, take the faithful challenge of knowing Him, and be blessed for doing so. Cedric currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and continues to chronicle the journey of life with God.