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
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
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