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5 Smooth Stones

5 Smooth Stones

by Joann Klusmeyer

About The Book

This is a pathway of stones, set in rhyme, and sprinkled throughout the King James Bible.  Some are serious, some light-hearted.  The title includes ‘smooth’ because rough stones would not have hit the mark, such as the one David picked up, that killed Goliath.

The Bible refers to stones in reference to followers of Christ, like in 1 Peter 2: 4-5

4 …as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious.

5  Ye, also, as lively stones, are built up into a spiritual house….

It can be noted that stones only become ‘smooth’ by being knocked about and polished, and that takes rough treatment to remove the sharp edges, so the followers of Christ might expect some rough treatment of their own in order to become ‘precious’.

Publication date October 21,2020
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
978-1-64908-476-7 (E-BOOK)
Genre Poetry
Pages 136
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

Joann was born in the mountains of Arkansas in 1933, in the height of the depression, into the family of a pioneer minister. She was attracted to pencils and paper from the time she learned not to poke pencils in her eyes, and that paper did not taste particularly good.

Having an older sister who aspired to be a school teacher, she became a class of one and was expected to master reading at a very early age. Books became the magic that would transport her into another life, and she read and re-read the few that were available until they were limp scraps. It was about then that more stories began to develop within her own head, along with simple rhyming verses. This book is one of the stories.

Her father’s occupation as a minister, by necessity, put her in church several times a week, where she practically cut her teeth on a church bench, so to speak. There was the small country church that her father built and pastored for years, and later the other churches where he was called, and in that way, she became uniquely positioned to meet a lot of people on a regular basis, and appreciate the hard-working settlers who pioneered the land in America’s midwest.


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