for Raised From Dust

In this collection of beautifully crafted poems, Alison captures life in all its stark reality: emotion drips from her expressive words as she, sometimes subtly, paints pictures, revealing the scene before her ... a book to return to many times. I thoroughly recommend it.

David Bailey, author and Minister

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In sparse and economical lines, packed with appeal to the senses and the imagination, Stedman evokes places and people, tells stories, and gives voice to a whole gallery of characters.  This is a satisfying book from a poet whose next work will be welcomed.

Geoff Daniel, poetry advisor

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Here are poems that challenge my faith and encourage my often-faltering walk with God; that retell in a new way stories that are so familiar to me; that reveal once again God’s kingdom, and remind me of the depth and power of God’s love for the whole world.

Jacqueline Shirtliff, former editor

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