O, Lord of Lives by Ujjal Mandal

when all men treat me as impostor let my mind fill with serenity and go out the flame of anger let my heart shine with melody and beauty like the pearl of great worth when all men turn down my tongue let you take back the sighs you gave me once to breathe endless and let me put on new dress of flesh O, my god! Bio: Ujjal Mandal is an Indian poet who hails from Ganguria, West Bengal, India. He is the author of two books of poetry: “Ambrosia in Budding Flowers” & “Shobder Phul.” Continue reading O, Lord of Lives by Ujjal Mandal

God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate by Vincent Oshin – Parousia Reads

It is with joy we announce the release of “God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate” written by Vincent Oshin. “God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate” explores the biblical concept of blood covenantagainst the backdrop of blood covenant in African indigenous religion/traditional societies and itspervading influence on African Christian thoughts. In seeking to separate the traditional concept andpractice from its variant in the Bible, the author highlights the context in which God establishedcovenant relationship with individuals and the nation of Israel, locating the relationship within God’sinitiatives at restoring His preeminent position in creation before the fall of Lucifer and a third … Continue reading God’s Covenant People: Enforcing Kingdom Mandate by Vincent Oshin – Parousia Reads

Pray to Jesus – A Poem from Ujjal Mandal – PAROUSIA Magazine

Pray to Jesus O Jesus, wake us up From the shell of darkness. An apple tree stoops to the ground When many succulent apples Decorate the tree with their skins Of red, green, yellow and pink. O Jesus, make us like the apple trees. When spring leaves the tree, she stands With bare jewellery looking at the skies Straight. She never bows her head down. O Jesus, do not let us be like this arrogant tree. O Jesus, wake us up From the shell of numbness. Ujjal Mandal, a Postgraduate scholar and an emerging poet from West Bengal, India. He … Continue reading Pray to Jesus – A Poem from Ujjal Mandal – PAROUSIA Magazine

Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13

I welcome you to the long-awaited Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13. Thank you for staying true to us, cheering us on, and giving us all the positive vibe we need. I have personally received your gracious embrace in calls, messages, and in-person greetings and this kind act of yours doesn’t just give me joy but motivates me. This is why Issue 13 came to life. Parousia Magazine is a name to reckon with when it comes to publishing Christian literary works to a global audience; this we have been doing for 6 years and we shall keep doing. I am … Continue reading Parousia Magazine Indwelling Issue 13

PAROUSIA CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2021

PAROUSIA CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2021 we are pleased to announce that Parousia Magazine is open for its annual Christmas short story contest with a ₦25,000 prize. The theme for this year contest is “A Christmas Miracle.” Deadline is December 22nd, 2021. This contest is open to Christian writers from Nigeria only. The winning entry claims the prize. Send your story, maximum of 3000 words to parousiareads@gmail.com All contestants should follow us on all our social media platforms Facebook Page: Parousia Reads and Magazine Facebook Group: Parousia Collective Instagram: @parousiamag Twitter: @Parousiamag Continue reading PAROUSIA CHRISTMAS SHORT STORY CONTEST 2021

Pinnng! by Marcel Graves – PAROUSIA Magazine

Pinnng! nosce te ipsum (Latin meaning: know Thyself) By: Marcel Graves (Genesis 1:26) Truly glorious gifts come in small packages: Consider your size relative to our planet, Nay, our solar system, Nay, our galaxy, Nay, our universe! We are truly miniscule. But inside! Whoa! What an infinite greatness is working from within! Created in the image and likeness… Small words to behold, but powerful when their true meaning is disclosed. Who would have guessed where the Creator has hidden His secret sacred manna in such plain sight? The Trinity is within each of us! How do you like them apples? … Continue reading Pinnng! by Marcel Graves – PAROUSIA Magazine

​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

Review of Sincerely Speaking Spiritual by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

Ratings: 4.5/5 Author Name: Joseph S. Spence, Sr. Book Title: Sincerely Speaking Spiritually Publisher: WestBow Press (February 21, 2020) Reviewed by: TLOP Reviewers Team Print Length: 138 pages Language: English ASIN: B08591VHK7 Book link:  Amazon Joseph S. Spence Sr. Book now available on Amazon The introduction is written by Dr. Joseph Spence Sr., while the foreward is written by Reverend B. E. Coleman, Master of Divinity, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Reverend B. E. Coleman is the enlightened Pastor of Siloah Lutheran Church and School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has held a variety of significant offices in his ministry with livened congregations, taught … Continue reading Review of Sincerely Speaking Spiritual by Joseph S. Spence, Sr | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

Welcome Feast by Victoria Crawford | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

     Welcome Feast for Pip, 1957 to October 2019 Welcome to the feast! exclaims chef exceptional, recipes and meals at the ready, opening wide his door. Come sit, have a seat at the table A delicious meal spread before us chicken to melt on your tongue you tenderly weep fish so delicate, plates are held out to ask for more Food, wine, hospitality stories flow with his smile quirked up sideways inviting all to share in the subtle sparkle of his words over the candle of human nature, a good host, this chef The Chef of creation even in … Continue reading Welcome Feast by Victoria Crawford | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

A Poem from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Your Hands, Instruments of God after Francesca Bell Oh, the mooring. The fishing boat stranded, sandbarred & unsaved. Who can salvage when each net is tangled in coral, when what is underneath & unseen is fated. Then the pierced palms. The feet calming the storm, no more waves, no more wind. How the moon suddenly dimmed. How what could be taken was instantly salvaged.     Biography: Kelsey May is a writer, educator, activist, and performer from Grand Rapids, MI. Her work has appeared in Turnpike Magazine and Broken Plate, and she interviews poets and other miscellaneous people at … Continue reading A Poem from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

Balm by Victoria Crawford | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Balm Jagged glass shards shedding their twinkle slivers crystals of dust lacerating callused soles, souls dry air, hard air slicing skin dogs panting hot season gasps beyond even the embrocation devotion of balm Mary Magdalene rubbed over the feet of Jesus Rain patters on metal roof, unheard, unnoticed until I wake into cloud-shadowed morning air mild on my cheeks sultry hints of fresh day, fresh season grateful for granted grace Short Bio–  Poet Victoria Crawford shares words to remind of us grace in difficult times.  She from California, but currently lives in Thailand where she is retired.  She has … Continue reading Balm by Victoria Crawford | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

Three Poems from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

    Thirty Candles Burning   I never expected the betrayal, the dew so sweet I hit it under my tongue and didn’t tell a soul. Days passed, and I didn’t sleep. I untied all the ropes. The morning thistled but couldn’t tempt me. I brushed my hair with a gold-toothed honeycomb. The lion’s claws hung around my neck but weren’t trophies. When I could no longer keep the dreams at bay, he choked me. He left me at the city gate. The sun sank on all I destroyed in death; no one learned a lesson.   Your Hands, Instruments … Continue reading Three Poems from Kelsey May | PAROUSIA Magazine

true self by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

lying on the pillowy bed i count my breath running from random thoughts like jonah fleeing nineveh i encounter a system of larks realizing that the observable universe is transient and less than real as i eclipse the depths of peace finding a God of mercy in daffodils & tulips allowing myself to become an einstein of love.   Click Here to Download Rick Davis Christian Poetry Chapbook  Rick Davis lives in the Chicago area, USA.  He is married to Marianne. Marianne has five children, and twenty-four grand & great-grandchildren.  They have a loved cat & dog.  Rick graduated from Northeastern Illinois … Continue reading true self by Rick Davis | Poetry | PAROUSIA Magazine

Three Poems by Kirby Olson | PAROUSIA Magazine

  EVOLUTION OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY On the planet Sirius, a comic mood prevails. There are beings with nine heads & 88 arms Who can juggle 880 balls & whistle in 9 Octaves simultaneously. God sits & watches the planet Sirius, A blue orb in a brighter area of the universe, And eats it up like TV dinner with fish, fries & tart. Meanwhile, in a forgotten corner of the 21st century, Humans recite Christ in Matthew 13:30 On the necessity of impurity: “Let both grow together until the harvest And at harvest time I will tell the reapers Gather … Continue reading Three Poems by Kirby Olson | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call for Submissions | Parousia Poetry Anthology | PAROUSIA Magazine

Parousia Poetry Anthology Parousia is a Christian art and literary magazine, and a publishing platform that encourages Christian writings and art works. Parousia is looking for Christian themed poems for its Poetry Anthology. Submit 1-3 Christian themed poems Deadline is June 30th 2020 The anthology will be available in paperback and as an eBook, and a free eBook will be given to all contributors as a complimentary copy. Kindly send your story to parousiaanthology@gmail.com. Entries should be in one .doc or .docx and be previously unpublished. Include your contact information and a biography not more than 100 words stating country … Continue reading Call for Submissions | Parousia Poetry Anthology | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call for Manuscript | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine

CHRISTIAN POETRY CHAPBOOK Send your manuscript to parousiamagazine@gmail.com Submission Deadline is June 30th 2020 A complete submission should include: A cover letter that includes your name, address, telephone, email, and a signed statement that all the poems are your own original work. Your manuscript with only a title followed by a complete table of contents A title page that also includes your name and contact information. An acknowledgements page. A number of poems included in your manuscript may be previously published, but you must have reprint right and include an acknowledgements page providing the appropriate acknowledgements of previous publisher Send … Continue reading Call for Manuscript | Christian Poetry Chapbook | PAROUSIA Magazine