|Publication Date: 21 Nov 2019|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 144|
|ISBN-13: 9780281080328, 9780281080335|
My Sour-Sweet Days
These are some of the themes Mark Oakley explores in this outstanding book. He offers a poem for every day in Lent, with a 2-page commentary on each of the 40 included.
It's extremely unusual to meet anyone who isn’t a specialist who has such a subtle feeling for language as he does.
The Splash of Words: Believing in poetry (Canterbury Press, 2016): This beautiful and wise meditation centred around Mark Oakley’s anthology of the ‘soul language’ of poetry opens new windows in the shared house of both poetry and belief.
A wonderful exposition of the relationship between faith, poetry and struggle.
A very moving book, opening all kinds of doors into a more compassionate, more truthful understanding.
Readings for Funerals (SPCK, 2015): This book will be a great help and a real comfort to anyone going through a difficult time in their life – something that happens to us all sooner or later.
I have tested Mark Oakley’s Readings for Weddings (SPCK 2003, 2014) with a number of couples I have been preparing for marriage over the last few years. They have been universally grateful for such a rich and varied quarry from which they have been able, in every case, to extract something that was highly appropriate but that would otherwise never have been discovered.
A Good Year (SPCK, 2016): A good read.