Hope is a Traveler review

Hope is a TravelerIn June of 2015, a new voice in the world of heartfelt, compassionate poetry will be revealed. Her name is Susan Frybort, and her first formal poetry collection is entitled Hope is a Traveler.  Published by the small, specialized Canadian publishing company of Enrealment Press, this book contains dozens of unique and emotion-filled poems each with a heartfelt message to us, the readers. As stated by the publisher, “Susan Frybort reminds us of the glory that resides at the heart of everyday living.”

With an easy-flowing, graceful voice, the author shares her views of the world through images painted with words, and emotions portrayed by carefully selected combinations of flowing rhythm and unexpected surprise. In many poems, it is easy to perceive that each line stems from a deeply personal experience within the author’s own life. Unfortunately, sometimes the words become so personal that it seems no one but the author can fully understand and resonate with the direction of the verses. Other poems feel more universally relatable, such as the nature-inspired selections and those with Spiritual insights, calling readers to hope, live fully, and believe.

If you are searching for inspiration in daily, page-sized portions of hope-infused words, Hope is a Traveler is certain to uplift you with its insight and grace. On the downside, occasional poems tend to drift in directions that Christians striving for purity of thought may be uncomfortable with. Other selections simply may not resonate with all readers. As with all books, readers must exercise discernment, separate the inspiring from the disheartening, and always remember to contemplate about the true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy segments, as Paul advises us in Philippians 4:8. Overall, Hope is a Traveler is an emotional and deeply personal collection that would be most appreciated by reading one or two poems at a time, savoring the verses that speak to your heart and moving past those that stray from your own beliefs.

Note: I received a copy of the manuscript for Hope is a Traveler for reviewing purposes, courtesy of Jeff Brown, Publisher at Enrealment Press. This book will be available from Amazon.com and Enrealment.com on June 1, 2015, and is currently available for pre-order.

About the Author:

Susan Frybort is an American-born poet with a deep fascination for life and the human experience. Writing since she was a child, her poems are a tapestry of wisdom and compassion that soften the heart’s edges, calling us home. Previously published in Elephant Journal, Hope is a Traveler is her first formal collection.

To learn more about Susan, and to read sample poems from Hope is a Traveler, please visit her on Facebook.

About the Publisher:

Formed by author Jeff Brown, Enrealment Press is a grass roots publishing house determined to bring grounded, heartfelt creations to the world. In the spirit of enrealment- a term Jeff created while writing his first book Soulshaping – Enrealment Press is interested in books that invite an inclusive and authentic way of being.

To learn more about this unique publishing house, be sure to visit their website or Facebook page.

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