Through Sunshine and Rain
by Rev. Duane A. Martin
ISBN: 978-1-4363 7002 8
Many people think that books have outlived their usefulness; however, there are many others who have diversified their reading habits by purchasing the Sony Book Reader or Amazon’s Kindle. For those who are true bibliophiles (lifelong book readers), there is nothing like holding a book in your hands.
Rev. Duane A. Martin was minister of the Lighthouse Tabernacl for 5 1/2 yers. The Lighthouse Tabernacle is located in Johnson City Tennessee. His new book of poems from Xllibris derives its sinspiration from Rev. Martin’s deep and abiding faith as well as love of his only son, Johnathan Edward Martin.
Rev. Martin began writing poetry in 1974 but never thought of compiling the poems into a book. He continued writing and everything just fell into place-a book evolved. His poems are inspirational and written in a straightforward manner. He feels that his poems are “songs of the heart” and have inspired a different “take” on his anthology. “Life Is What You Make It” glows with the Rev.’s personal view of how to live your life. “Success” is a poem structured from 85% quotes of other writers.
For those of us who seek some comfort during his unsure period of our common history, Rev. Duane A. Martin’s book goes far toward meeing that goal.