Catherine Cavanaugh Unveils Poems about Christian Life

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New book reveals daily life with God in ‘Poetry by Design.’

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An idea comes to author Catherine Cavanaugh in a new and fresh way. Then a word or two gives the ideas a lift and they take on shape and form. She now has seen the poem and it starts to speak. The rest is when things unfold.

In “Poetry by Design” (published by Xlibris), readers will begin to see the life of the characters and feel each poems distinct rhythm and rhyme. The author’s love for this poetry gives her an ability to see poetry by design, in which the concept flows from her relationship with God. It is her belief that amidst the difficult times in society, one needs to have a source of encouragement from God. This collection lends itself to one’s moments of meditation.

An excerpt from the book:
Words, how I love words…
They transcend time, pierce the darkness, lift us to a higher place,
confusing the wise and enlightening the simple…
Your word oh Lord is alive, above criticism in its authority and rule…
This word is colorful, its richness can warm me, bring joy, direct
and prescribe…

An engaging and spiritually-enriching read, “Poetry by Design” lets readers find the truth in each poem and, in the process, inspires them to seek a closer relationship with God.

“Poetry by Design”
By Catherine Cavanaugh
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781514401989
Softcover | 6x9in | 58 pages | ISBN 9781514401972
E-Book | 58 pages | ISBN 9781514401965
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Catherine Cavanaugh was born in Holland. She had two older brothers and a wonderful mom and dad. She has been married for 32 years to her husband Robert and their twins, Jacob and Juliette. They are now 26 years old. She and the twins travelled with her husband’s job to Australia and Japan. Her professional life was teaching special education for 26 years to children with learning disabilities and emotional impairments. Teaching children was the joy of her life that she also taught English as a second language in Christian schools in Japan. Her love for writing Christian poetry came from her prayer times, where God would give her ideas for the poems. She has attended a few different churches in her home town in Michigan and has been very active in her Women of Faith groups.

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