Journey in His Shadow

A Poetic Journey of Faith

Poetry - Inspirational
110 Pages
Reviewed on 09/16/2023
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Author Biography

I have been inspired to write poetry by my Faith in God and the background of being a nurse and a Reading Specialist. I am married to Richard Colagiacomo and we have two adult children that had many problems throughout their lives. My daughter hasemotional and cognitive issues, and my son is bipolar. Growing up they both needed a lot of attention and care. Raising two children that have disabilities is difficult, but also can be rewarding. Through Faith and Experience I became a more patient and compassionate woman. I understand now how knowing Christ and seeing the amazing grace He gives , lead to a truly full and hopeful life, united in love.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Alex Ndirangu for Readers' Favorite

While good poetry can mirror your emotions, wonderful poetry can give you insight, direction, and guidance. Journey in His Shadow: A Poetic Journey of Faith by Ellen Rile Colagiacomo provides just that. The book features a collection of over eighty poems, all crafted with talent and grace, to give you a new yet compelling and captivating insight into how you can live with purpose and inspiration. Colagiacomo's words call for you to lay down your burden and celebrate the hope, peace, healing of wounds, and comfort that dwells in God's forgiveness and salvation.

These are minimalist poems that beg to be read carefully and with serious consideration. Like drops of water, they tug at your very heart, slowly but surely accumulating until you're drenched. My personal favorite was Beacon of the Soul. The words in this poem urge you to look for Him. This poem made me remember some of the most difficult situations that have come into my life and how surrendering to Christ's love and mercy helped me rebuild in peace and light. Ellen Rile Colagiacomo writes in a direct and relatable manner, and her lines are straightforward without the sometimes perplexing intricacies common to poets. Journey in His Shadow deserves nothing less than five stars, and I will conclude with these heartfelt words from the poem The Potter: "...Our hearts are designed with a missing piece, and every heart does search here on earth for the fulfillment of the space. Only God fills that empty  place..." Pure restoration of the heart.