Wednesday, September 14, 2011
While There Is Still Time by Terrell Dunnum
In the same way God spoke to Noah and John the Baptist, he has spoken to Terrell Dunnum. Terrell had released the Lord’s messages into a book of poetry that will bring hope and healing to all who read it.
While There is Still Time is filled with poetry that is enjoyable both for its messages and its unique rhythms and rhymes. The poetry in While There is Still Time will touch all people, whether saved or unsaved. The lost will be drawn back to God, the weak in faith will be strengthened, and all readers will find encouragement and inspiration.
This is a small book with 74 pages and is divided into sections. The first section is titled I AM which contains six poems. On the page opposite each poem there is a space for reflections. I really like this about the book as I like to write notes as I read and reflect.
As far as the poems themselves, there are a few that I liked. However, many sound as though they were written by a child. I feel the writer's attempt to rhyme botched the poems. For example..."I am warmer than milk and sweeter than honey, With words of love as gentle as a little baby bunny". I didn't find that poem to be prophetic at all.
Other poems were very nice, glorifying our Lord Jesus Christ. All were pretty much scriptural based. It bears repeating, if the writer had not rhymed each line I think the poetry would have been much more inspiring. I give 3 stars out of 5.
I received a copy of this book free in exchange for an honest review.
About the author
At the age of 12 he began to teach Sunday school and help his mother prepare for her missionary license. Terrell’s unique message is one that has inspired, educated, and challenged individuals of all ages in making life changing choices.
At the age of 18, Terrell Dunnum’s mother died from an aneurism and a year later his father died from a coronary heart failure. Finding it difficult to continue with life and questioning God about the traumatic events left Terrell in a confused and depressed state. Terrell graduated from High School and continue through college receiving a bachelors degree in education through the help and encouragement of his older sibling,
Terrell says,” it was not easy, but I had to let go of the past, and learn to trust God in ways that my intellectual mind could not understand.” Through prayer and fasting, Terrell began to witness the miraculous effects of forgiveness and faith. Terrell later received his master’s degree in Christian Counseling from the American Bible College and Seminary.
Terrell Dunnum now encourages others as a motivational speaker. He has a gift to touch the hearts and minds of individuals struggling with identity crisis and relational barriers. He has helped thousands of young men and women find true meaning and purpose in life