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Hold On To Your Fork

Hold On To Your Fork

by John Wiley Evans


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From the poetic mind of the Rev. John Wiley Evans, with God serving as Muse, comes this collection of over 150 poems and twelve songs. Always engaging and witty, some of the poems and songs address solemn issues of the soul, while other are both humorous and provactive.

Rev. Evans has always had a bent towards poetry, whether by having his grade-school students memorize and recite classic works of verse, or by writing his own. A prolific poet, he is a former recipient of the Fellowship of Christian Poet's coveted "Poet of the Year" award, frequently drawing on his experience as an ordained minister, a retired teacher, a husband, a father, an observer of the human condition, and as a redeemed child of God.

The author of a previous book of poetry (At Evening It Shall Be Light), Reverend Evans is pleased to offer you, the reader, this collection of original Christian poems and songs, with glory to God, the giver of every perfect gift.

"The poetry of Reverend Evans provides vivid testimony to his love for the Lord Jesus and the souls of mankind. Rooted in Scripture and springing from a profound faith, the wide variety of themes makes this collection a valuable resource for evangelism, instruction, and edification." -- Rev. Paul W. Downey, D.B.S, Ph.D., author of "More Than Spectators: Fulfilling Your Role in the Local Church, Trusting God When Life is Hard: A Fresh Look at the Life of Jacob, and A Life of Conquest: Studies in Joshua.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456596231
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2011
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Born in 1928 in Oklahoma, Rev. John Evans spent his youth during the '30's through the 40's moving from state to state in Oklahoma, Texas, and Nebraska with his parents, as they moved from job to job.

He received Christ as his Lord and Savior in the year 1940 and celebrates his "spiritual birthday" every year. Along his journey he served a stint with the U.S. Marines, and graduated from three institutions of higher learning: Bob Jones University, Grace Theological Seminary, and Indiana University. Over a period of thirty-five years, he pastored eight churches: first in Dayton, Ohio; and seven in Indiana: Sidney, Flora, Peru, Bloomfield, Perrysburg, and two in the
Royal Center area. He taught public school for thirty-three years, but it was not until he retired from his pastoral ministries and public school teaching that he began writing poetry and songs, getting his first book published in 2004, titled At Evening It Shall Be Light.

The writer of some 300 poems and songs since retirement, he was Poet of the Year with the Fellowship of Christian Poets in the year 2000.

He has been married to his beloved wife Joyce Runyon Evans for 59 years (as of 2011), and with her he continues to serve the Lord in his retirement by conducting services each month in several nursing homes in the Jacksonville, Florida area, and by teaching an adult Sunday School class with the Jacksonville First Baptist Church.

He is the father of four children and eleven grandchildren.

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