A Life of Faith and Works

ISBN 0-9548283-0-5, hardback, 256 pages, published by and available from Olivet Books, 36 Clachnaharry Court, Clachnaharry Road, Inverness, Scotland, IV3 8LT, Price £8.95 plus £1.75 postage.

This book, compiled by Robert Boyd, with a foreword by Dr. Stephen S. Short is a beautifully produced volume of the life and witness of Emily Gosse together with her published poems and samples of her prose writings. It is a wonderful testimony to her memory and an inspiration to others to follow in her faith. Dr. Short writes in his foreword: ‘With regard to the poetry … what a genius Emily was with words! She had a tremendous vocabulary, and she knew how to use it, and how to craft her sentences … and what a brilliant imagination she had! The spiritual quality of the poetry is first class. I cannot doubt that all who read the work will be spiritually enriched’. The poem on Abaraham, Genesis 22, is particularly beautiful.

Emily Gosse will make an excellent book as a gift and of course for personal reading too.

This book was reviewed in our last issue and we omitted to say that it is available from John Ritchie Ltd., 40 Beansburn, Kilmarnock KA3 1RH, for £8.95.


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