Broadman & Holman
Twenty-six stories and biblical interpretations serve to further explain the context of the poems. Moore has written and, via video, taught many Bible studies. Her relationship to the Lord gives her fresh insight and the ability to translate biblical passages in meaninful ways. Mr. Longlocks is the story of a man Moore encounters in an airport. Her struggle to memorize scripture or listen to God is a powerful demonstration of Moore’s yieldedness to the Spirit.
While the prose passages are captivating, the poetry suffers from undefinable meter and varying rhyme schemes. Couplets dominate many of the poems, bordering on predictable, yet remarkably not forced. Ubiquitous rhymes diminish the noble subject matter. Unfortunately, of the thirty-five poems, only five escaped heavy-handed newsletter formatting, rendering the poems visually awkward. Due in large part to the ungainly typesetting it was a laborious read. Perhaps Moore’s devoted fans will find it more enjoyable than I did. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book Previews.com
Things Pondered was a different kind of Beth Moore book. It was a window into Beth’s tender and creative soul that before could only be viewed at her speaking engagements where she often shares her poems and short stories. The perennial success of Things Pondered proves that many continue to be moved by Beth’s reflections.
Broadman & Holman is pleased to offer a second collection of Beth’s creative writings. Further Still once again proves Beth Moore a gifted, sensitive writer and poet.