Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse by Rev. Rebecca L. Holland
Amazon Author Page: Rev. Rebecca L. Holland
Now available in paperback from Amazon! (Coming soon to Kindle!)
From the back cover:
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.
“United We Stand, Divided We Fall: What Women, People of Color, and People with Disabilities Stand to Lose if the UMC Doesn’t Stand Together.” (8 April, 2019). Hacking Christianity.
“Remain: What Does the UMC Stand to Lose in a Split?” (8 April, 2019). Originally published in Hacking Christianity (see above). Reprinted in UM Insight with permission.
“Gender, Race, and Disability: The Aspects of Inclusion We Frequently Overlook.” (12 March 2019.) United Methodist Insight.
7 Relationships for Inter-abled Couples and Couples with Disabilities. (February 2019: Issue No. 3). CAPTIVATING! Magazine.
4 Easy Steps All People, Including People with Disabilities, Can Take to Improve Heart Health. (February 2019: Issue No. 3). CAPTIVATING! Magazine
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“Facing Sight Loss with Grace and Hope.” (22 January 2019). Stephanae McCoy (Ed.). Bold Blind Beauty.
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Poems & Microfiction
“What They Said When Io Ran,” (5 April 2019). Amethyst Review.
“Interview.” (21 March 2019) 50 Word Stories.
“My White Cane Is a Magic Wand.” (12 February 2019). The Drabble: Shortness of Breath.
“Prayer in Honor of the Feast of St. Luke (Poem).” (Fall 2018). The Font: Fostering Connections Connections Within the Order Of St. Luke. For more information about the Order of St. Luke, visit: http://saint-luke.net/
Interview. (March 2019). AmandaGene.com
“How My Natural Filipina Hair Became My Mark of Personal Identity.” (March 2019). FaithNTurtles.com
“My Favorite Christmas Song, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus. “ (3 December 2018). Ai Love Music: Exploring New Music Together.
“Understanding Beliefs: The Christian.” (16 November 2018). The Mommy Lady.