Poems and Readings for Christenings and Naming Ceremonies
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- 25th April 2009
- 192 pages -
Throughout history we have sought to welcome our children into the world. Whether you choose a religious service, a naming ceremony or simply a gathering of friends or relatives, choosing a reading can be difficult. "Poems and Readings For Christenings and Naming Ceremonies" is a lovely collection of readings on birth, new life and the joys of children and parenthood. It gathers together around 150 poems, readings and quotations from various and diverse sources including Biblical and spiritual texts, extracts from classic and modern literature, song lyrics and well-known and less familiar poems. Writers include William Wordsworth, C. Day Lewis, Shakespeare, Bob Dylan and Kahlil Gibran. The collection presents a wealth of literature that will inspire anyone who is either reading at or arranging a christening or a naming ceremony.
Susannah Steel is a freelance writer and editor based in London and north Norfolk. She has written and edited reference and lifestyle books on a wide range of subjects, including art history, colour theory in art, Christianity and world religions, fitness, sexuality and women's issues, and nutrition and organic living.