Author Dismembers Stigmas Associated with the Word 'Christian'

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Collection of contemporary poetry breathes life into a stagnant genre

From the womb to life, Xulon Press author Melvin Lumpkin's The ABC's and 123's of a Christian's Life ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-539-0) tells the story of the author's strife as a babe in Christ and his miraculous growth to light. This book of poetry's main premise is to delve into the reflective observations and aesthetic consciousness of a human being who is trying to understand their God, their personal walk with God, their personal life, and their environment while living in this world. It will also touch people in parts of their psyche that were untouched, uncharted, or forgotten, and help the people who are feeling lonely and ostracized by the majority.

"My hope is that the reader develops a more reflective consciousness about the world around us," the author says. "I also hope that it will dismember any traditional stigmas that are accompanied with the word 'Christian' and that they arrive at a better understanding about the struggle that exists within a human being who is Christian. I think too often human beings lack sympathy empathy or understanding connection of our world and ourselves, which contributes to our shortcomings."

The rhythmic styles and patterns of this poetry, along with its content, will be a breath of fresh air and a revitalizing injection for the genre of contemporary poetry--a genre that, of late, has grown stagnant. "I don't think there are any books of contemporary poetry that combine God, individual desires, and spiritual and physical reflections in such a fashion as this book does," the author explains. "Everyone who has read this book has been impressed and quite pleased."

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The ABC's and 123's of a Christian's Life through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The ABC's and 123's of a Christian's Life is available online through,, and


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