New Book Teaches Valuable Lessons through Poems, Musings and Stories

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Author and pastor Larry Caylor shares a delightful literary potpourri that will provoke thought and enrich readers’ lives.

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“Tell it again, Granny, please, tell it again?” As a child, author Larry Caylor would often plead with his grandmother to tell him stories every time she would visit. This interest in listening to people, particularly the elderly, talk about the events in their early life has stayed with him over the years. Now it is his turn to Tell It Again as he shares a wonderful collection of poems, musings and children’s stories.

Caylor doesn’t consider himself a poet though he writes poetry. Instead, he uses poetry as a vehicle to show who he is. He has certain beliefs about what constitutes a poem—one of which is that a poem must be simple. He believes the purpose of poetry is to communicate, not to confuse or impress. In Tell It Again, readers will find a selection of the author’s poetic pieces, along with his effort to explain to the reader the motivation that gave birth to each poem. This is not to suggest that the reader cannot interpret the poem from an allegoric perspective.

As readers browse further, they will find the author’s musings and several children’s stories. As a pastor, Caylor has shared classic children’s stories with his congregations—stories that are not designed for children only, but for the entire congregation. Like Jesus who had used parables in his ministry, he utilizes these stories as a tool for teaching valuable life lessons. The author hopes that Tell It Again will elicit from the readers a tear, laugh, or thought that will enrich their life.

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About the Author
Larry Caylor served forty years as a pastor in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served mostly small town and rural churches. He is a graduate of Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tennessee, and Chandler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The Holston conference comprises most of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia.

Concerned about public education, he offers one suggestion: A good teacher must strive to be a good storyteller.

Tell It Again * by Larry Caylor
A Collection of Poems, Musings and Children's Stories
Publication Date: June 25, 2012
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-2902-9

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