Discovering Joye: Uncovering the Treasures Inside Ordinary PeopleJim Stovall
Sometimes, the greatest treasures that life has to offer go unnoticed behind the frantic pace of modern society.What if the people, places and things we have categorized in our lives as no more than average turned out to be something quite extraordinary?"Discovering Joye" is... Read More
Sometimes, the greatest treasures that life has to offer go unnoticed behind the frantic pace of modern society.What if the people, places and things we have categorized in our lives as no more than average turned out to be something quite extraordinary?
"Discovering Joye" is the amazing discovery of Joye Kanelakos's life's work in poetry. It was at her deathbed where Kanelakos told her children about a hidden box that held the secrets to her creative passion--a compilation of poems that had gone unnoticed... until now.Bestselling author, Jim Stovall takes us behind the facades that shroud our everyday lives and helps us to see the masterpieces that lie beneath the people, places and things we thought we knew.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Sep 17, 2013
- UPC: 9780768403541
- Height: 0
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 170
- Publish Date: Sep 17, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012040"
- ISBN: 0768403545
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- Excellent poetry and wisdom – great gift book! by Jeanie on 8/14/2014
What a beautiful book! Not only does the cover appear rich and inviting, the inside has the grace and beauty of two Christian authors. Jim Stovall has shared some of the beauty of his heart and that of Joye Kanelakos, whose poetry graces the pages of Discovering Joye. During her final days, Joye (mother of a colleague and co-worker of Jim) told her family found about a special box in her home. After her passing, her family found a treasure of poetry that Joye wrote during her life that spanned most of the 20th century. With at least one of Joye’s poems central to each chapter, Jim Stovall adds his wisdom, prose, and poems with a “Discovery” summarizing them.
The subtitle of the book is “Uncovering the Treasures Inside Ordinary People, Places, Things, and Ourselves”. It is absolutely accurate as Joye and Jim look for the best in everybody and everything in their writings, including family, work, problems, and holidays, among others. The positive and uplifting readings in each chapter make this little volume an excellent start or ending to one’s day. This reader used it at the end of each day, and could sometimes see it as a source of re-adjusting how I perceived various events of the day. It adds a bit of wonder, a bit of joy, and a new appreciation for our daily walk.
I highly recommend Discovering Joye to adults of all ages, and young adults, who appreciate poetry and prose that bring inspiration into their daily life. Discovering Joye also can be a welcome gift to those in your life who need a touch of wonder to help restore and revive their spirits or for those going through challenges in their health, business, or family life – even one beginning a new career or graduating.
I received a copy of this book through the “For Readers Only” group at The Book Club Network, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.