HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Maya…
Loading...

Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem

by Maya Angelou

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
212855,047 (3.52)1

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 1-5 of 8 (next | show all)
Well, of course it was beautiful, and I really love Maya Angelou's... everything. But I don't love the illustrations, and honestly, even the content of the poem was a stretch for me. It reminds me of these memes I've been seeing, and while I can appreciate the intent of the memes, they are essentially victim-blaming. The problem isn't that non-Christians are offended by being wished a merry Christmas; it's that Christians don't respect the fact that not everyone is Christian. Non-Christians wouldn't be offended by being wished a merry Christmas if they lived in a culture that respected their non-Christianity. So the inclusive, all-encompassing language of this poem is lovely, yes. But I just don't think we get to tell "the Jew and the Jainist, the Catholic and the Confucian... believers and nonbelievers" that we should all "celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ" together as a community. The message of peace is beautiful and wonderful, but it needs to be separate from a celebration of Jesus Christ.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
A poem that speaks of Christmas and faith and that peace that comes from believing in Christmas. ( )
  Maydacat | Jul 20, 2015 |
This poetic book beautifully beckons the world to peace during the Holiday season. Maya Angelou uses free verse to captivate the mind of the readers. The author begins the book with an ominous words such as "thunder, lightning and floodwaters". The illustrations in the book throughout the book slowly become more vibrant and alive with the turn of each page. The illustrations demonstrate this sense of coming alive together during the holidays. Christmas is portrayed by the author as this bright source of hope for humanity that brings peace and love throughout the world. I would use this book in my classroom during the Christmas season. I can use this book in my classroom to teach my students about the various ways that people celebrate Christmas throughout the world.
  magen.rauscher | Apr 21, 2015 |
Beautiful illustrations filled with families and children make this poem even more wonderful as it becomes more accessible to children. The poem orchestrates the Christmas theme into a love and hope that spans many religions!
  NEYM_RE_Library | Dec 3, 2013 |
Nice poem, pretty illustrations! ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 8 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

A Christmas poem, written for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in 2005, celebrates the goodness of life, the value of peace, and the spirit of the season for those of all faiths.

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
6 avail.
7 wanted
4 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.52)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 3
2.5
3 6
3.5 1
4 8
4.5
5 6

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 105,353,336 books! | Top bar: Always visible