Author Frances Parker’s New Poetry Collection Reveals Influence of God in Nature’s Simplicity

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The proof of God, poet argues, need not be found in incredible, life-altering things.

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The new poetry collection “unCommon Ground: Down-to-Earth Poems for Daily Living” (published by WestBow Press), by Frances Parker, is poetry inspired by family, nature and life. The poems are all of a spiritual nature, focusing on the incomprehensible lure of God.

Trivial things – a hutch full of rabbits, dishes left over after a church potluck, a bag of sugar, cleaning house – ordinary things and ordinary activities in which Parker discovers the extraordinary. She detects the activity and the voice of God in the routine things of life and shares them with readers in an unassuming yet surprising manner. Her poetry, focusing on everyday, common happenings, encourages readers to see God in the humdrum sameness of their busy lives. She shows that opportunities to experience Him are all around.

Despite the sometimes-trivial content, Parker reveals her ultimate inspiration for writing was her current relationship with Christ: “My journey from the bondage of a conservative, rule-ridden church to the freedom of a life with Jesus.”

Parker offers glimpses of God in the ordinary things of life. In “unCommon Ground,” she invites you to take off your shoes and discover something extraordinary in the everyday, uncommon ground beneath your feet.

About the Author
Frances Parker is inspired by life’s simple experiences. Born and raised in Canada, she currently writes from the seat of her tractor or her home in Washington, where she, her husband, Jeff, and their three sons farm alfalfa. She is also the author of “Fertile Ground: Down-to-Earth Poems of Spiritual Encouragement.”

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.


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