Poet, dramatist, novelist, essayist, with 12 books already published, Robert Raynolds again shares his warm and winsome wisdom with the reader fortunate enough to share his mind and heart. This book, he says, is an invitation to trust in life, and the life he describes for us is rich fare indeed. In the best sense of the word, Raynolds is God-intoxicated, and so he finds the earth and His creatures good indeed, and man a child of God born for love, and gratitude, and singing even through tears. Here are eight ""books"", in one: Child of the Heart, Earth and Creatures, Son of Man, I And Thou, Our Time and Place of Life, Gratitude and Suffering. The Beatitude of a Lived Life, and Song of the Heart. Essays, stories, meditations, songs, prayers, --all together they speak and sing of the glory that is in man, a true reflection of the glory that is God. Not only the mystic but every man who is truly alive will find here delight and the affirmation of his own most sacred moments.