In Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel, readers will get 150 poems on individual passages of the Evangelists. Each poem often focuses on a particular interpretation or thought that the Evangelist presents. But perhaps the most important message is that the Christian faith distilled in these poems lives on in our world alongside all our foibles and our culture. The author is a modern man responding to the Gospel with faith, humility, and humor. For those who have heard McCaskey speak at events over the years, they might remember his surprising sense of humor coming through at times. It is here in McCaskey poems, artfully interjected. The best part is the humor falls on us and McCaskey himself. There is an art to this treatment–at times messages are obvious at other times understated.
Surprising, inspiring, and all very human, McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel is a perfect book for all seasons. Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas.