Robert Steven Trahern’s Newly Released “It Pleased Me to Bruise Him” is a Powerful Anthology of Poetic Pieces That Bring Light to the Scriptures and the Morals It Bring

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“It Pleased Me to Bruise Him: Speaking the Word Over and Over to Yourself” from Christian Faith Publishing author Robert Steven Trahern is a collection of poems inspired by Biblical passages and stories that will illuminate the Christian heart and strengthen their faith in the Lord even in the most weary of times.

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“It Pleased Me to Bruise Him: Speaking the Word Over and Over to Yourself”: an inspirational compendium of words expressively-written to tell the stories and teachings of God found in the Bible. “It Pleased Me to Bruise Him: Speaking the Word Over and Over to Yourself” is the creation of published author Robert Steven Trahern, a grandfather of ten, father of three, and husband of his beloved, Mary Trahern, with whom he has shared thirty-nine years of beautiful marriage. He hopes to shift church culture of seeing the Bible as just a book, to understanding its earth-shaking power. He hopes his work will inspire his readers to find deeper truth and relationship with God, and that from that encounter, splashes of scripture-based artistry will find their way into the mainstream media of today.

Trahern shares, “You will notice as you read the poem Isaiah 52:13 through 53:12 that there are square brackets that look like this [] in it. Inside those square brackets are parts of the poem that my editor, the Maker of heaven and earth, the One who walks alongside me, and abides in me, corrected me on. You see, I was in the shower one morning, and I was thinking about my son. He was playing baseball, and he looked just like me when I was his age. He was stealing bases and everything just like I did, because he was fast just like I was. The more I thought about him, the more excited I became. I was bursting with pride at his accomplishments. Suddenly, the Lord spoke to me these words: “It pleased me to bruise him.” I knew instantly that it was the Lord, because who else would say that to me. And I knew exactly what He meant. You see, I take five versions of the Bible to create poems, along with the Greek and Hebrew Lexicons to get an enormous quantity of words. And so I had chosen these words: “It was the Lord’s will to crush him.” I had toned it down to the Lord’s will, because I thought surely it sounds a little harsh to say that it pleased the Lord to crush him. But don’t you see what the Lord did? He waited until I was having the same type of feeling for my son, that He was having for His Son, and He spoke those words to me!”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Robert Steven Trahern’s new book is a beautifully-written manuscript filled with poems that bring melody and life to the Christian readers. This book will surely draw one to listen attentively to God and in His Scriptures.

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Consumers can purchase “It Pleased Me to Bruise Him: Speaking the Word Over and Over to Yourself” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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