Book Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars: “Poetry that feeds the soul.”
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2020

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Awesome poetry writing by Joseph Spence Sr. He truly captures the reader’s heart with this lovely collection of poetry and poetic prayers done in various poetry styles. Joseph Spence Sr gives his readers an appetite for reading his poetry as he displays this awesome collection of prayer and poetry through the pages of this book. You can actually sit a the dinner table and dine as he describes his “Church Dinner.” Prayers are found throughout the book to bring tears to the readers’ eyes. The title speaks for itself, and this is a book you must have in your reading library.


Sheila English

5.0 out of 5 stars: “What Feeds the Soul.”
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020

It’s important to feed your soul. What you put into it. The quality. The goodness. It’s all-important. Reading this book was like a balm to my soul. My mom recently passed, and I was drained in every way. This book of poems was exactly what I needed. It’s thoughtful, inspiring, and feeds goodness to my soul. These are difficult times in this world. I recommend feeding your soul, something that inspires it to kindness.

“The higher reality of consciousness enhances peace, love, harmony, and happiness in our hearts with actions we connectively accomplished through faith.”

– Professor, Ambassador, Dr. Joseph S. Spence Sr. USA (Epulaeryu Master)!


5.0 out of 5 stars: “Spiritual help especially during coronavirus pandemic”
Reviewed in the United States on June 4, 2020:

“During the coronavirus pandemic with churches in lock-down and human contact restricted, the word of God is much needed. It comes in the form of the book by Joseph Spence. His poetic prayers bring to my mind the writings of the Bengali mystic Rabindranath Tagore. “Spiritually Speaking” requires immense concentration and would do well in a monastery for monastic contemplation. Some poems are more deeply spiritual than others and I suspect that the author practiced much meditation and prayer to compose such a magnificent work of spiritual guidance. The author’s Faith is enviable and makes me question where I stand. His book requires soul searching about one’s Faith. On top of it, we receive a course in poetic forms and literary English.

A worthwhile book for one’s home library or for opening prayers at Bible classes.”


A modern-day Psalms!

Jenny Marlon
May 18, 2020

“Joseph S. Spence Sr. wrote a gospel literary book which is a repertoire of spiritual poems and poetic prayers about faith, praises, sacrifices, and God’s love – akin to the book of Psalms – to name a few, where Christians can really acquire a spiritual connection.

As the book suggests, the content uses more concrete, figurative, and literal language throughout its prayer-poems rather than the usual imaginative and variety of creative characteristic features, thus, giving the reader an easy and smooth-sailing read.

For a cohesive reading, the book is divided into five (5) sections: Regular spiritual poems in various narrative forms and styles, prayer-poems in a freeform style, reflective poems from a variety of author’s invented forms and styles, spiritual Epulaeryu poetic forms about author’s travel and food engagements and glossary of various forms and styles definitions.

This provides a new kind of narrative of the sweet language of Jesus. Great poem collection!”