Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Author Harel Lawrence Appears On The Christian Authors Show Radio To Discuss His Christian Poetry Book ‘Take A Closer Look'

Lawrence’s awarding winning book is a poetic examination of faith, love and spirituality written to open readers' eyes

[August 25, Wilmington NC] Harel Lawrence’s latest release, Take A Closer Look: A Spiritual Journey Into The Soul, serves as a tool for closer examination of love, faith and Christian spirituality.

One need look no further than today’s headlines to see that mankind may be in serious trouble: war in the Middle East and elsewhere, oil spills in the Gulf Of Mexico and China, prejudice, governmental corruption, global terrorism – all these are at an all time high. There seems to be no end in sight. Mankind looks for solutions to these worldly problems in the world itself. Author Harel Lawrence believes this approach may be wrong and that the answer to any problem can be found by taking a closer look within.

"I wrote this book," stated Mr. Lawrence, "for many reasons. But I feel that my reasons are best expressed in 1st Corinthians: 'This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words'".

Mr. Harel's poems are not ordinary Christian poems or Christian poetry, but are instead prose poems, which gives the thoughts they contain a more meaningful presentation. These thoughts can be inspiring and can make a wonderful collection for anyone who is searching for the right path and for love in our difficult age.

The book contains inspirational and encouraging thoughts for readers of all ages. After each poem, he offers brief interpretations of each poem to help guide readers in their understanding.

“My hope,” continued Mr. Harel, “is that each reader will find their own meaning in these poems to help and guide them. And I hope that the glory of God will touch each person's heart and bring the reader as much enjoyment as I experienced when writing these thoughts.”

The Editor's Choice Award was presented to Harel Lawrence on November 2005 and 2006 for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry. This was presented by and the International Library of Poetry. Lawrence received the National Poet Laureate through the for the reviews that he gotten for his poems submitted at He also received the International Who's Who in Poetry for some of his poems.

Mr. Lawrence is currently appearing on The Christian Authors Show radio at He is available for media interview and can be reached using the contact information below. More information is available at his website, or by email at Take a Closer Look: A Spiritual Journey Into The Soul is available at his website and at most online book outlets.

Take A Closer Look: A Spiritual Journey Into The Soul
Harel R. Lawrence
ISBN: 9781403346162


Harel Ray Lawrence was born and raised in Lamar, Missouri. He graduated from Lamar High School in 1983. He is unmarried and has no children. Harel enjoys attending his local Methodist church, where he is active in working with the children's ministry. He enjoys bowling, camping, occasionally playing golf, and being active in the church. He is a current member of the Civil Air Patrol


Harel R. Lawrence