Flowing from Above
By: Richard Martin II
About the Book
This book was written by divine inspiration that came through a dream. The dream was an answer to a need in the life of the author. It was proof that dreams can be relevant and address the daily lives, wants, needs and fears of anyone. For this reason, the author believes it is important to pay attention to dreams.
Shortly after the dream the author, who had never written poetry, discovered this new ability. To test this newly discovered talent, the author randomly chose various mundane subjects to write about and found that he could turn any subject into a poem. Then he began to use Bible verses as inspiration and made them the main focus of his poetry. That was when he discovered the reason for his poetry. His former wife, who passed away several years ago, was in need of encouragement and comfort, so most of the poetry was written to her.
About the Author
The author was born and raised in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He came from a very modest family of very humble means. After graduating from high school, the author enlisted in the United States Marine Corps for four years. After receiving an honorable discharge, he enrolled in college full time. Before graduating, the author left school and became a New Jersey State Trooper. During his career, he went back to school and received his degree in Criminal Justice.
After serving twenty-eight very rewarding years, he retired. Shortly thereafter, he began to write poetry. He still lives in New Jersey with his lovely new wife, who encouraged him to publish his poetry. Both he and his wife enjoy traveling and fine dining. The author is still writing poetry and plans to write more books. He is a Bible teacher and pastoral elder at his church. He is also an avid fisherman and dedicated physical fitness enthusiast.