Poetic Prescriptions for Plaguing Problems: Biblical Remedies for When Life Bites shines with author Katherine Norland’s warts-and-all honesty regarding her own struggles, and her pure desire to lead others out of the dark spiritual vacuums of their own making and into the Light of God’s Grace. The book’s stated purpose is to answer two questions that the author would ask whenever the chips were down:
Where is God in all this? How can I get Him to answer my prayers?
Norland cleverly and meticulously structures the book to reflect her own hard-won journey to Salvation by dividing it into four sections with humorous titles:
I. The Plague: It’s Like a Locust Infestation
II. Aware: Place Roach Motels in Every Room
III. Combat: Armed with Pesticide, Wearing a Flypaper Dress
IV. Eradicate: Time to Tent the House
Norland’s talent for crafting original imagery comes through in such poems as “Chasing Scraps,” which depicts the dead-end nature of getting caught up in the rat race of life, and offers this remedy:
It seems that only God can change my ways; With Him I’d get my cheese and leave the maze. My body tires out and I collapse. Look up to see I was just chasing scraps.
This book will appeal to anyone who is hungry for spiritual growth and willing to accompany this bruised, but triumphant, poet on a pilgrimage through the plagues, pestilence, and heart-wrenching struggles of life, where trials must be faced and devilish temptations eradicated until each battle is won with the one-two punch of telling Beezlebub to “Buzz off!” and believing that God does indeed hear our prayers, if we have the courage to pray.
This book is the third in Katherine Norland’s POETIC PRESCRIPTIONS series, which also include POETIC PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ETERNAL YOUTH: EXAMINING EARTHLY BEAUTY FROM A HEAVENLY PERSPECTIVE and POETIC PRESCRIPTIONS FOR PESKY PROBLEMS. Both available on Amazon.