Rev. Rebecca Holland reaches new heights with love, life, regret, and more in her first publication Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse. She allows her poems to sing the song to the unsung heroes in family, feminism, and faith. Through the gift of diverse poetic style, she shows the growth she made along her path as a woman held in her youth by cultural constraints as well as genetic ones. The best part of her penned ink is it weaves in her savior but does not push her beliefs onto others, but allows for the freedoms of belief we all carry upon our own shoulders. A quick beautiful read entwined with the human condition and the perfect savior for the artist behind the words.
The world never expected much from Rebecca, but God had other plans.
Marked as different from an early age by her visual disability and her ethnic features, Rebecca was once told by a teacher in her small hometown that she would never go to college.
After enduring years of abuse, Rebecca almost gave up on herself; however, God had other plans. God gave Rebecca a new life and an unexpected new identity as a preacher in her beloved United Methodist Church. Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse, gives the reader a glimpse of the world the way the author sees it. This brief chapbook includes poems from her first five years in ministry as she worked toward ordination, fell in love with her congregation, and eventually found her own, “happily ever after.”
An earnest statement of faith in the midst of struggle, this collection invites you to take a look at the world from an entirely new perspective.
About the author: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland (M.Div. & B.S. English Ed) is the pastor at Christ Community United Methodist Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Rebecca is particularly passionate about spreading the love of God to those who have been traditionally marginalized by society. She writes about ministry, the church, literature, and her life as a young female clergywoman of color with a visual disability on her blog at http://www.beckiewrites.com
The profits earned from this collection will be donated to Christ Community United Methodist Church.