Poems about Spirit in Scripture, Psychotherapy, and Life
Imprint: Resource Publications
"Arkema's poetic reflections on his father's presence in his life, his beautiful poem on his mother's death, and other poems that evoke the living spirits of beloved family members quietly teach us how we, too, may experience the healing presence and agency of the divine Spirit. Becoming a poet has proven to be a wonderful extension of his caring and creative gifts as a pastoral psychotherapist."
--Donald Capps, Professor of Pastoral Theology Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
"This collection is stirring, reflective, transforming, and hopeful. With pastoral vulnerability, therapeutic wisdom, and scriptural introspection, Carroll Arkema offers a mirror in which we notice our longed-for-selves alongside our shadowy existence. In this mirror we meet God face-to-face, beckoning us to wholeness and deeper relationships. Finding rest in a divine Spirit that dwells and waits, Arkema's vulnerable remembering opens possible futures for us all."
--Jaco J. Hamman, Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN
"Each of these poems is extraordinarily accessible and leads us to discover in the commonplace glimpses of spiritual truths not stripped of religious content."
--Roger W. Plantikow, Pastoral Psychotherapist, Springfield, NJ