“My Light and My Salvation” by Kurt Reinhardt: A Review and Recommendation
My friend Pastor David Petersen kindly sent me a copy of Pastor Reinhardt's new collection of poetry. I'm embarassed to admit that I have only now found the time to look at it closely. Simply put, I really enjoyed Pastor Reinhardt's poems. They speak clearly and profoundly of the Gospel in a way that will surely offer the reader new insight on the brilliant diamond that is the good news of Christ. Every person looks at this diamond differently, and the light shining through it casts its beams on all of us in ways that move us uniquely. The poetry in this book is, primarily, doxological, that is, words of praise to the good and gracious God who has called us out of darkness into his marevlous light. The quality of the poems in this book might be a tad uneven at times, but anyone who has ever attempted to put pen to paper with a project like this, realizes how much love and attention went into this book and the skill it took to produce these poems. I wonder if perhaps there was not a qualified musician out there who could find a way to work with Pr. Reinhardt to put his words to musical texts. You can order the book from Pr. Petersen's web site.