Bible Society is marking the centenary of World War 1 with an illustrated collection of Psalms, poems and stories to aid reflection about the Great War. Adaptable to different circumstances, Hear My Cry also contains hymns and prayers and will be suitable for religious and civic ceremonies as well as for individual, personal use. The majority of stories are drawn from original research among families whose ancestors fought or died in the War. Many of the soldiers' Bibles have survived, some with dramatic evidence of the part they played. Poets such as Wilfred Owen, Eleanor Farjeon and Siegfried Sassoon are represented in the collection, which also includes lesser-known poets and writings. Illustrated with archival photographs, Hear My Cry has a clean and clear design for easy browsing. Sister Wendy Beckett provides a commentary on paintings by Pieter Breugel and John Nash, and a foreword is written by General Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt.
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