Mother and Daughter Team Complete Poetry Project With New Book

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Eileen G. Anderson and Vicki J. Anderson rewrite 150 Psalms in "Harps Unhung."

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“Harps Unhung” is a call to action for sick, suffering and downtrodden Christians.

Before Eileen G. Anderson passed away of ovarian cancer in 2013, she had set a goal to rewrite 150 Psalms using 150 unique forms of poetry. Though she passed away after completing only 75, her daughter, Vicki J. Anderson, took up her mother’s dream and finished the remaining 75 Psalms.

The new book, “Harps Unhung: Praising God in the Midst of Captivity” (published by WestBow Press), houses all 150 Psalms, completing Eileen’s dream at last.

“Harps Unhung” is a call to action for sick, suffering, and downtrodden Christians. Through their poetic Psalms, the authors encourage these and all other Christians to offer praise to God, even when life appears to be at its bleakest. The book includes many poetic forms, including free verse poems, sonnets, and narrative poems, which emulate the themes of each biblical Psalm.

Through their book, the authors intended to offer a lifeline to all readers, giving them a chance to recognize their sin and ease the suffering of their souls. Vicki hopes readers will begin looking to the Bible and
psalms for comfort and strength.

“Sorrow, loss, grief, fear, anxiety, disappointment, sickness, betrayal, abandonment – sometimes it only takes one of these menaces to bring us down,” Vicki writes. “Sometimes they all join hands and gang up on us as a joined force. It is during these dark nights of the soul that our soul becomes aware of its sin, its loneliness, its anger, its terror. During these times, few things soothe the terrified soul more than the Psalms.”

“Harps Unhung”
By Eileen G. Anderson & Vicki J. Anderson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781490839011
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781490839004
E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781490838991
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Eileen G. Anderson has published personal experience articles, devotionals, poems, songs, puzzles, Bible studies, and interviews in magazines such as Guideposts, Sunday Digest, Home Life, Purpose, and Keys For Kids, as well as devotionals in “My Turn To Care,” a book for caregivers. She also had several personal commentaries published in the Collegiate Devotional Bible.

Vicki J. Anderson attended University of Northwestern where she obtained a bachelor’s in English with a writing emphasis. She has had articles published in Pray! and Susie magazines.

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