Author Kelley A. Spear’s Newly Released “Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition” Captures the Grief, Heartache, Faith, and Healing of One Woman’s Loss

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“Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition”, from Christian Faith Publishing author Kelley A. Spear, is a collection of poetry written by a mother after her son’s death.

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“Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition” is a poetic journey into the emotional struggle of a woman learning to cope with the death of her son. “Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition” is the creation of published author, Kelley A. Spear. Kelley holds a MSW degree from Rutgers University. Her outreach and volunteer service has reached the youth across the city of Newark. She has worked on the Weequahic Park Environmental Project. She has worked as the Chairwomen for Habitat for Humanity Parent Outreach and Family Service Program and as a Grief Counselor to high school students. For 24 years she has also worked as a volunteer for the South Ward Jackie Robinson Little league in Newark, NJ. Her goal has always been to show love, support, and encouragement to the youth within her community. She has received various certificates and awards from Peshine Ave School Community Outreach, Good Grief Inc., Precious Little Early Childhood Development Inc., the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety, and Rutgers University. She has received the Deceased Senator Wynona Lipman Steel Magnolia Award, Jackie Robinson Volunteer Award, and Habitat for Humanity Community Service Award. Kelley is married to Bill Spear. They have three sons, Will Spear II, Kendell Spear, who died in 2012, and Chris Kolden. Kelley now resides in Florida.

Author Kelley A. Spear’s son was murdered at the age of twenty. Struggling with her grief, Kelley wrote “Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition.” It was the only way she could mend her broken heart and maintain her sanity. Poetry became the outlet for her thoughts, her fears, and her frustrations.

“I was staying strong for my family, denying my feelings and suppressing my emotions, never hating but just numb—numb regarding my surroundings, numb to the continued acts of violence pledging my community, and numb to the non-actions of the politicians in the city. Then one day, I received a call telling me my car had been stolen from in front of my home. I thought I had it all together, but it is amazing what will trigger a memory and throw you into a spiraling tailspin into oblivion. I was in pain, a state of depression, filled with sorrow, angry, hurt and crying from the deepest core of my soul. You see, my son was killed in front of my home three years ago, and although I thought I grieved and was making it through my loss, I never really let Kendell go,” wrote Kelley A. Spear.

Without her writing, Kelley A. Spear could not have been there to save the rest of her family. Her struggle continues to be a part of her life, but she has learned God is and will always be in the middle of her life’s divine journey.

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Kelley A. Spear’s new book offers solace to those struggling with the death of a loved one.

View a synopsis of “Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Poetry of a Divine Journey: Through Loss and Transition”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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