2011-06-03 / Community

Rockaway Man's Spiritual Literature

By John Weber

Thomas McRae, son of Sylvia and Marshall McRae, is a Rockaway resident who has released his newest book titled “Poetic Salvation: My Acknowledgement to Our Lord.” This will be the ’96 Beach Channel High School graduate’s fourth published book, all of them dealing with spritual issues.

McRae, who has been spreading the good word through his works via Internet or on the A-train to Manhattan, believes and appreciates “[the] Father 4 blessing me with a good heart and a wonderful talent.”

In his third poem titled, “Inspiration,” he backs up his preface in which he gave thanks to the “Father” for his inspiring aid during difficult times by stating, “I prayed 2 you Father when no one else cared and appreciate the fact you made my heart sincere.”

McRae also gives credit to his mother and father in the preface for his new book. He recognizes his mother for raising two boys and being the “sweetest and kindest Christian.”

And, he says his father was and still is his top role model in his life because of his life lessons, sense of morality, and financial care for his family. Currently, McRae is employed by the New York City Housing Association and still has time to do what he loves; writing spiritual poetry.

Out of the 23 poems he has published in his new book, “Knowledge” is the shortest yet most inspirational poem:

Hate is an obstacle that can devour our souls but love is the inspiration we shall forever need 2 grow.”

McRae uses “hate” as a metaphorical animal that can “devour our souls.”

Yet, he then provides the solution to the evil by stating “love is the inspiration we shall forever need 2 grow.”

If you’d like to read more of the spiritual literature of Thomas McRae, you can go online to www.barnesandnobles.com to learn more about this book as well as about all of his privious books.

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