Wednesday 22 May 2024

A Look At Life - Belinda Terro Mooney

A Look At Life
ISBN 9798888701713

This is the first volume I have read by Belinda, but it will not be the last. I have followed her on social media for a while and we have some friends and contacts in common. When I had the chance to read an advanced copy of this volume of poetry I jumped at it.

The description of this volume states:

“This small collection of poems, A Look at Life, is for individuals, couples, and families who want to ponder life and virtue and how we can cooperate with God’s grace to become more virtuous and holy. It can be used for simple reading and enjoyment, or as a help in prayer, reflection, journaling, copying, and memorization. It would make a great gift for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and sacraments such as First Communion, and Confirmation.”

The poems are:

Spiritual Pondering
My Destiny
On Being the Best I Can Be
Searching for Happiness
On Being Beautiful
On Being a Child of God
My Body is a Temple
Can Peace be Bought at Any Price
Heart of Love
Each of the poems are a page or less. They are encouraging, inspiring and uplifting. I usually include a poem or two as samples when I write a review the ones, I picked this time are:


A gift from God, 
Our mission strains.
A forward motion
Momentum gains
In order to serve and 
Free others from pain.

       On Being the Best I Can Be

       I decided as a little child
       To be my very best
       My best self at all times
       Is my motto and my crest.

Searching for Happiness

Happiness when sought without 
Can only end in pain.
But happiness when sought within,
With God is always gain.
So, seek your happiness within
Achieve your heart’s desire
And find your peace again. 

I hope those three poems give you a feel for this volume. I really enjoyed this volume. It is a wonderful collection of poems. Great for a quick pick me up. Can be used during prayer or reflection time. Or just to pick up and read. It would be a great addition to and school, church or home library. 

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2024 Catholic Reading Plan

Books by Belinda Terro Mooney:
Christ the King Lord of History: The Continuing Story
Christ the King Lord of History: Workbook and Study Guide
Christ and the Americas Workbook
My Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Workbook: Creating a Comprehensive Plan for a Calm, Ordered Life
Leave Me Alone!: Helping Your Troubled Teenager
Pray with Us

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