This is nonfiction. The events are real, sometimes haunting and often controversial. Topics traverse bigotry, racism, sexism, misogyny, xenophobia and domestic violence, as well as ecological destruction, international slavery, and immigration.
Rentschler suggests that with understanding there is a key to unlocking a better future. Readers will discover this key as they pass through the volume designed to replicate a terrible grimoire, a book succintly defining the four elements of chaos destroying our world.
A better future awaits and needs your help.
Find the key. Enter Now.
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About the Author
Sherry is a two time National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, two time Global Ebook Award Gold medalist, two time Global Ebook Award Silver Medalist, plus a Readers' Favorite International Award Honorable Mention winner. All her books have received *5* Stars from Readers' Favorite International Books.
Rentschler has two previous books of poetry: Paper Bones, contemporary issues poetry, and By Light Betrayed, Poetry of the Vampires, plus an urban fantasy novella, Midnight Assassin - A Tale of Lust and Revenge.
Among her hobbies are all things vampire, plus dragon collecting, photographing trees, wine tastings. She loves old movies, reading urban and gothic fantasies, and consuming rich, dark chocolate.
Rentschler is a retired USAF veteran and currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, also a retired USAF veteran.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite The Book of Now is the third volume of poetry written by Sherry Rentschler. This is a book that would appeal most to a mixed audience made up of young adults and adults who enjoy poetry and enjoy reading a mix of poetry topics. This book is a collection of poems on topics which include terrorism, politics, domestic abuse of women, domestic abuse of children, human nature, and Mother Nature. The poems are written with the goal of expanding a person’s understanding of the world in order to inspire people to help create a better future. Are you ready and prepared to open your mind to the four elements of chaos that are destroying the world? The Book of Now by Sherry Rentschler was an interesting read as its poems covered many different topics, yet they all share the common theme of educating people about the world to improve the world. The fact that the goal was to teach in order to improve is what got me through many of the poems as some were rather heartbreaking. The poems on domestic abuse of both women and children were particularly heart-wrenching, because while I know domestic abuse does happen, these poems made me understand the emotions behind it and they made me truly feel for the victims. Sherry Rentschler's writing style was well chosen as she did not pull her punches or use sugar-coated words to hide the evil in the topics her poems covered; instead her poems examine true events as they unfold in reality.
I've been a fan of Ms. Rentschler's writing since I first read Paper Bones. Her descriptive writing pulls the reader into her poems ensuring the reader feels the turmoil, anger and disillusionment over the world's issues. She artfully weaves in relevant quotes and poetry of days gone by at the beginning of each section, Prologue, Terrorism, Abuse, Politics, Nature and Epilogue for Tomorrow. I found favorite poems in every section. "Immigrant" speaks to settlers that escaped killings to just to find violence and killing here in the U.S. "Schisms" is a clever statement reflect the new found inability to agree to disagree. Whatever happened to civil debate? "Running the Gauntlet" tells the sad tale of bullying. I loved that Ms. Rentschler ended with a section for HOPE called "Epilogue for Tomorrow." As long as we have kind, caring, morals driven people we do have HOPE. Although the world is now in disarray as so truthfully depicted in The Book of Now, we can look for people who will lead communities toward a better way of life. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. (less)