The book, Hope for a Broken World, by Doctor Robert O. Adair, is an extraordinary collection of poetic works that span many years of experience. This man is a renowned world traveler having seen the world as few others have been able too.
The book has five sections that are seemingly interrelated. The section of poems about life show his fascinating viewpoint about his experiences and reveal his western heritage, being born in Kansas and a true son of the West. His grand mother, who lived to 102 years of age, came to Kansas in a covered wagon while his grandfather was a true cowboy, and not of the Dallas variety, but the real deal.
What comes next is his artistic poetry of love. While he dedicated this book to his beloved wife Linda, he reflects on the Glory of Woman all the way to the depths of sorrow that most people have experienced in life.
With the artistic poetry of seasons, the next section of this book speaks of the beauty and splendor of nature from the rustic Old Caboose in Winter to the awesome beauty of the Early Spring.
The spiritual section reads like a church hymnal. The inspirational poetry bespeaks of a deeply spiritual man who reflects on the glory of God. His moving Psalm of Praise moves one to worship while the Victory in Christ gives cause for celebration.
With the realities of life, love, nature, and all things spiritual, he concludes this masterpiece with a look at war. He gives glory to the patriots of the past and writes of War’s Hidden Cost which looks at what few people see about the aftereffects of war.
I have known this man for some time now and it was such a privilege to read and review this book that I can hardly contain my enthusiasm in recommending this book. It would make a fine companion on a cold, winter’s night or a joyous gift for someone who has a love for all things poetic. There is such a deep thinker here who delves into the human world of emotions, compassion, love, and inspiration that the reader will never be the same after digesting it. It is a book for the connoisseur of the finest and most elegant poetry. It is my distinct pleasure to recommend this book to anyone of any age. The reader may never look at life in quite the same way again.
About the Author:
Doctor Robert O. Adair, whom I have had the great privilege of knowing, has a Th. D in Theology, a Ph. D in Philosophy and in Literature. He is presently serving as Assistant Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a pastor, writer, and author, he has mentored many through their doctoral dissertations and has and continues to serve as a mentor to me. His experiences are an inexhaustible well of knowledge and a deep reservoir of wisdom that many of his friends, congregants, and associates have long drawn upon.