Your Words Your World

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Pub Date 01 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2022

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Poetry For Your Soul - Stunning Photographs

Zoom to Heaven

The most beautiful love poem

Where God is not there

Promises…

A handful of cloud

Clowns…

During the night 

These are some of the titles of the poetry you will read in this beautiful, inspiring collection complemented by captivating nature photographs.


Read poems about God and having a relationship with Him. Poems about trust, missing a loved one, childhood memories, Christmas, Heaven, Easter…


Other poems are lovely stories, the length of a page.


The poetry is easy to understand. It is for everyone whether poetry is your genre or not, you will enjoy it.

Poetry For Your Soul - Stunning Photographs

Zoom to Heaven

The most beautiful love poem

Where God is not there

Promises…

A handful of cloud

Clowns…

During the night 

These are some of the titles of the...


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Ebook format (ASIN : ‎ B098KHSXBK)

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Advance Praise

All the book’s reviews are after publication. It has 26 text reviews and 28 ratings by Goodreads readers for an average of 4.86/5 stars. 

All the book’s reviews are after publication. It has 26 text reviews and 28 ratings by Goodreads readers for an average of 4.86/5 stars. 


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Let me grab your heart with my poetry.

Let me show you, by my photographs, this beautiful world God created. 


Let me grab your heart with my poetry.

Let me show you, by my photographs, this beautiful world God created. 



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Featured Reviews

“With all the colours in the world
The infinite combinations
Hidden inside”

“God, is there a place?
Where Your Spirit
Takes more room, and I kind of
Disappear”

“And occasionally
God lifts the veil
And we see such beauty…”

Another beautiful collection of poems and photography by Louise. I love the mixture of poems that revolve around nature, God’s creation and people, God’s love and grace, and how it all intertwines together. Some of my favorite poems include “Ordinary,” “Gems In Heaven,” “Promises”, “More Than Just”, “A War Erupted,” and “The Most Beautiful Love Poem.” This wonderful collection of poems is ultimately uplifting and hopefully will draw you closer to the beauty of God. At least, that is what it did for me.

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Your Words, Your World is a beautiful collection of poetry, photographs, and story poems about God and the world He created, and the second book of poems by Louise Bélanger. It helps the reader look at the world in a new way.

Among my favorite poems is Ordinary, about how God can take something ordinary, like a star or a body of water, and make it do extraordinary things. I also loved Dust, which reminds us that God created us all from something we don’t really like–dust. A War Erupted paints a beautiful and tumultuous picture of a thunderstorm. The Contest is a thought-provoking story poem about a conversation between flowers. Zoom to Heaven is probably my favorite of all, as it talks about what it would be like to have a Zoom conversation with a loved one in Heaven.

Your Words, Your World takes a unique look at God and the world He created, and it makes me appreciate Him and this world all the more.

The photographs of nature throughout the book are gorgeous and mesmerizing, and they make perfect companions to the poems.

I received a free copy via Netgalley. My review is voluntary.

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Your Words Your World
by Louise Bélanger
Pub Date 01 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2022
Louise Bélanger
Christian | Poetry | Religion & Spirituality


I am reviewing a copy of Your Words Your World through Louise Belanger and Netgalley:



Your Words Your World is a beautiful collection of photographs and Poems, all giving glory to God.





The poems and photographs in this beautiful collection are about God, about having a relationship with him as well as other life subjects and beautiful poems. The beautiful photographs included in this collection complement the poetry, beautifully!





If your looking for a collection of poetry that speaks of God’s beauty and Grace, I recommend Your Words Your World.



I give Your Words Your World five out of five stars!



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Jesus wins
Against Satan

We know the outcome
We know the end
It is written in the Bible

“And they lived happily ever after”
Will happen

I’d rather have
That certainty
Than one wish granted
By a story book genie

Even three

Poetry is not often something I would jump at reading, but this book caught my eye - I was not disappointed. The author has composed a set of 28 pieces of Free Verse poetry speaking to the author’s and the reader’s relationship to God and the world. They are thoughtful and meaningful - often addressing real questions that are not simply answered.

Each poem is two to four pages in length (the snippet above is a fraction of the entire poem), including colorful photographs that draw the reader in. Each poem has its own theme: creation, the Trinity, Fairytale Endings, etc.

This thoughtful collection of poems is worth 5-stars.
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This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.

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Going into this I didn't really know what to expect! I don't read poetry that often but there is times when I really just want to listen to calming music and read well written poetry.

I didn't expect this poetry book to be all about the trust of God and the things we accomplish with God beside us. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it.... I did, but when reading poetry I love the poems to not give you the conclusion to each poem! I like being able to interpret them in my own way and invision its meaning myself rather than being specifically told.

I did really enjoy the pictures added into the book as well! It really worked well with the structure of the poem - they didn't seem random because it was all about the things God gave us and why the world is the way it is!

Overall, if you are looking for a poetry book about all different subjects like Love, Loss and Healing I wouldn't necessarily recommend this one. But if you are looking for a book to help restore faith and love! Especially if you are in doubt I would 100% recommend this book!

My favourite poems in this book has to be Zoom to Heaven, Sometimes and The Contest 🥰

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Great book of poetry form Louise Belanger! astounding and uplifting!! I read and reviewed her first book of poetry about going through 2020 and COVID. That one was uplifting as well! I’m so happy she wrote this one, too! It is just as encouraging as the last. If you haven’t read this one, get it and read it! Thank you to #NetGalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read and review with my honest thoughts.

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A small but beautiful collection of poetry and nature photographs which can easily be read in one sitting. This book is intended for Christian readers.

The poems are emotive and thought-provoking. Among those which touched me the most are "Let there be light", "Ordinary", "You take the floor away" and "God lifts the veil".

Well worth your time.

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The author’s choice of title speaks for itself: she is sharing her worldview in thoughtful, simple words.
She speaks of earth and heaven, the practices that make us human and divine. The seasonal photographs focus us on the explosion of color and beauty around us if we look.
She speaks of God, of resurrection, her faith boldly presented.
These are poems that could be read in a family circle for ranging conversations, opening minds and hearts, and encouraging questions about who we are and what we are doing in this world.

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Your Words Your World was recommended to me by NetGalley in an email that I received. I felt that the recommendation came at a perfect time as I was feeling a little ‘blue’, and the thought of some poetry and beautiful photographs might be just what I needed.
This book of poetry was exactly what I needed. I loved the easy to read poems, and the pictures were beautiful to look at, especially while I was able to look out of my window and watch the snow fall outside. I hate to admit that I have not read one single poem since high school, so this was a nice change of pace for me. The older that I get, the more I appreciate poetry and gorgeous pictures of nature.
My three favorite poems from this book are titled Sometimes, Clowns, and Success. I definitely recommend this book of poetry to anyone that is looking for a nice spiritual lift, as well as to someone that appreciates photos of nature. I plan on reading future books from this author.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Louise Belanger for this gifted e-copy of this book. It was a great pleasure to read and review this book.

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I think it's cool that someone shared their poetry journey complete with dates, and shared the thoughts that sprang to mind when they picked up a pen. It's brave, it's hard and it's to be celebrated. Even if you don't normally read poetry, it gives you a new perspective on how to communicate your ideas and viewpoints. As a poem writer myself over the years, I'm proud of this writer for stepping out and sharing their work with the world.

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Poetry has always been a thing within the religious world – dating back at least as far as the prophet Moses who contributed some of the Psalms included in the Old Testament. But, for a long time, it’s felt like there’s been a lower view of this form of writing. That is until more recently when “famous” poets have begun to have their poetry published again. I guess that opens up the door for religious poetry again, as well, by indie authors and mainstream alike.

Your Words Your World, written by Louise Bélanger is one example of this influx of religious poetry. I had the privilege of reviewing this book for the Roost and am happy to report that it truly is a lovely collection of works by a woman with a creative, imaginative mind.

I particularly enjoyed her poem “The Contest.” This piece has much whimsey and beauty while also presenting a message of hope and unity in a fun way. I’ll admit it’s a little on the nose, but I’m okay with that in this particular case.

Most of the poems are overtly faith-based (Christianity), but some are more subtle. Folks looking for some good, encouraging, lovely, whimsical poems to brighten the day and lift the spirits will find promise in the collection of 28 poems.

Additionally, the photography included is lovely. Admittedly, stylistically I wouldn’t have made some of the choices she made in the presentation, but the images themselves are lovely and mostly well-framed. Some of the scenic shots in particular are some of my new favorites that I’m going to use for inspiration for my own amateur paintings.

If you’re looking for an encouraging, easy, and uplifting read within the Christian realm, this collection of religious poetry will hit the spot. It’s very floral and naturally based and hits on high points of low-stakes imagery surrounding challenging topics for a unique breath of fresh air into the painful world in which we currently live.

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The beautiful photos first captured my attention. Each poem is like a short story and enjoyable to read.

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Simply beautiful.
I loved this collection of poems. The author wrote beautifully about God, His grace and His creation.
The photos were lovely!

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I enjoyed this book. I really liked the combination of poems and poetry. I enjoyed the poetry a lot more than I thought. i would. The pictures were lovely though some had some weird editing.

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A lovely collection of Christian poetry & stories. You can tell the author has a vetting love for God and a heart and passion to share His love with the world. The photography included was very nice.

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Thank you #netgalley for the opportunity to read this beautiful book of poems. I bookmarked a lot. The word bring me comfort and joy. My favorites are: The Contest, Gid Lifts the Veil, Sometimes, Success, Don’t, Rusty and Angel, Zoom to Heaven, The Most Beautiful love Poem, and my absolute favorite…Now! I will be going to back these when needed.

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Started out well, but the poems gradually got incredibly more and more beautiful.

Ended up really enjoying this book.

Great poetry!

My favorite poems:
God lifts the veil
Gems in Heaven
Where God is not there
Did You know?
Success
Don't
More than just...
Now!
The most beautiful love poem

Very uplifting and soft poems. I also enjoyed the nature photography showcasing God's glorious earth!

Highly recommended!

4.1/5

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I don't read much poetry, probably because I can't connect to it like I should. Sometimes it can be a little too abstract. However the premise of this sounded interesting so I thought I'd take a shot.

These collection of poems and pictures are very accessible to any reader. I found many of the poems struck a chord with me. They are emotive and definitely a good source for reflection or to lead one into prayer.

I was surprised how much I did enjoy this book. You can read it in one sitting, or snippets at a time.

Thanks to net galley for a free copy for an honest review

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I ADORED this book of poetry. They were all good but some were just amazing!! My very favorite was "The most beautiful love poem" I loved this poem so much. I like a good light poetry book and I like when it involves our mighty Savior and God. In addition to poems you get beautiful photography. Thank you Netgalley for this ARC to read and give a honest review. I will be reading again and buying this book to share with friends and family. This was something I needed in this season of Life..

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The past two years have been particularly challenging for many people all over the world. With much of the world still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, it will take a while before the world gets any semblance of the normalcy we are used to. As governments and health authorities continue to stress the need for vaccinations, healthcare professionals are preparing to deal with the next big crisis: Mental Health. Due to the lockdowns, quarantines, and prolonged periods of isolation, most people would find it a struggle without social well-being. After all, we are all social creatures. What if we could learn to listen to how God speaks to us through nature and creation at large? Inspired by the beauty of creation, Canadian poet Louise Bélanger shares with us many pretty photos followed by a short poem. The poems are brief, usually between 1 to 2 pages in length. She writes about the wonder of nature and the unique qualities embedded in creation. From Ordinary time to Christmas; she not only describes what is seen, but she also connects them with words of faith. Frequently, we find Bible truths arising out of the poems. Truths like the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians, the Trinity, the futility of the world, Heaven, Prayer, God's creation narrative, Jesus' birth narrative, and many more.

Bélanger uses words carefully with each sentence written in brief succinct words, enough to let readers pause and ponder. I like the way she combines what she feels with the words of faith. She frequently compares what we see in this world with the promises of heavenly hope. Hope is about anticipating a glorious life in Christ and with Christ. Sometimes, it takes a while before readers can perceive where the author is going. That's the power of poetry, to help us pause and take stock of what we see and hear. This world needs more poetic thoughts, especially in an impatient world. In a social media era, many people prefer to communicate in short texts and concise quips. The term TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read) best describes that sentiment. Yet, Bélanger's poems show us that there is no need to rush. Take time to read, think, ponder, and relax that it is ok not to rush and not to be rushed. Perhaps, that is the idea. In our busy world, more often than not, we have become so frantic with what we want to do, until we forget what we are called to be. This book of poems is a testimony of one poet who has learned the power of noticing life and in the process, noticing the movements in her own heart.

Louise Bélanger is a Canadian poet who started writing poetry in the Spring of 2020. Spurred by encouragement from friends to let the beauty of nature put thoughts to words, and words into poems. This is her second book of poems. The author's website could be found here.

Rating: 4 stars of 5.

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This book has been provided courtesy of the author and NetGalley without requiring a positive review. All opinions offered above are mine unless otherwise stated or implied.

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Special thanks to netgalley for an e copy of this book of poetry.

I am not a reader of much poetry, however I did find this little book of poetry very good. Some of the poems were inspiring, while others were just poems.

If you like poetry, especially Christian poetry, this would be a nice book. It would, also, make a good gift for someone.

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Beautiful. The photos and poetry are both beautiful in these dark days. The author brought light and made something of where she was in this time in the history of now.

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I didn’t know that It was recorded in the Bible that Jesus sang a hymn together with his disciples. What a wonderful discovery and imagery! And I learned about it in this book of poems, specifically from one entitled “More Than Just”.

My other favourites are “A War Erupted,” and “The Most Beautiful Love Poem.”

The photos add more beauty to the book, though I might have arranged some of the layouts differently.

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Rating 3.5 Stars

This poetry collection was a nice uplifting pick me up on a dreary winter day. Particularly cheerful was the poem entitled “The contest” in which various types of flowers are debating their merits and realize they are better as a bouquet. Simple, yet impactful.

In addition to the cheerful poems, there were a few that got me thinking about more serious matters. In particular, “Dust” is a thought provoking poem about how man is created of dust but not just any dust. The dust was from the garden of Eden, “Stunning dust from a perfect world”.

I would recommend this collection to a world weary Christian as a gentle reminder to notice the simple things in life and appreciate them.

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This is a most thought, provocative book. The author gives her viewpoints on all sorts of subjects such as Christmas: "When you store away the decorations, Don't put Christmas in a box". She also states: "Success is a seven letter word with a million definitions". This is a most interesting and facinating book. I highly recommend it.

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I’m not a big poetry reader, but I’m a sucker for a good cover and I loved the flower on the cover of this book. I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy so many of the poems inside.

My favorite poem is fitting right now because it is about Christmas. It is simply called “Don’t”. The poem reminds us that when we store away all the Christmas decorations, not to put “Christmas” in a box. It was a lovely reminder of how the feelings we have during the holidays should be something we strive to feel on even a regular day. The poem also reminds us that without Christmas, there is no Easter and without Easter, there is no one in heaven!! If you are a Christian, this message resonated with me.

A poem with an emotional impact for me was The Most Beautiful Love Poem....I won’t tell you why because I don’t want to ruin it for you, but it is truly an AMAZING poem!!

If you are interested in Christian poetry, you will love this book. If you aren’t a Christian, there are many uplifting messages within the pages, and who doesn’t need that, right?!

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This book has some wonerful poems. It is not meant to be read quickly but to be savored. I enjoyed it so much I bought the paperback to keep it in the house .

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This book is a work of art. I love the photos that accompany every poem. They give just that last bit of "wow" after reading each one. Through these poems and these photographs you can sense, feel and understand God and His love. One of the best poetry books I've ever read. I was left in awe by Louise's talent.

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This book is beautiful visually. The photographs in this book is breathtaking. Very beautiful. The pictures go good with the poetry in this book. It's written so he's my that you think God and his Angels came down to earth and gave the author the words to write in this book. This book is so perfect for meditation, it just fills your soul.

I received a free copy of the book and is voluntarily writing a review

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Absolutely stunning and amazing!y beautiful poetry. Poetry is not something I would usually pick up to read, but I was offered a copy in exchange for my honest review. I am so happy I accepted. The photos are breathtaking and some of the poems brought me to tears.

Thank you to net galley and Louise for allowing me to read and review this beautiful book.

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Your Words, Your World is a collection of poetry, photographs, and story poems about God and the world He created, and the second book of poems by Louise Bélanger. It helps the reader look at the world in a new way.. Thank you netgalley and the publisher for an e-arch in exchange for a review.

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I enjoy reading poetry and the poems of Your Words Your World were delightful. The pictures were a bit of a distraction when put up against the poetry. However, I enjoyed this book.

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Really loved the beautiful pictures and poems in the book. It's a quick read, but I feel like you can really reflect on the different poems in the book. If you love poetry and God, this is the book for you.

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Ordinary words, put together in such a way that requires the reader to consider…..

The crowd is not always right!

I don’t usually take the time to read poetry, but must admit this was a delightful way to spend a few moments reading several poems a day. The beautiful pictures just add to the appreciation for the time the author spent sharing thoughts from her world with us. From the author’s own words - When we work together instead of wondering who is the best, each of us uses their talents for the good of the group and together….we are better. And together….we win

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Thank you to the author Louise Belanger for an advanced reader copy of this book. I am grateful!

This is a quick read, colorful with its nature photos and lyrical poems regarding God, beautifulness and being grateful for life.

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