Following the Light: A New Book by HACS Alum Kevin Bezner
HACS is proud to share the news of publication of Following the Light: New and Collected Poems, by alum Dr. Kevin Bezner (M.A. Theology). Following the Light reflects on Kevin’s beautiful and inspiring journey of faith and discovery, and the book is now available for pre-order at Amazon. More from Kaufmann Publishing:
Conversion story in poetry tells how nature led to Christ
Kevin Bezner returned to the Catholic Church after nearly thirty years of wandering in the desert of secularism. Part of his journey into the light of Jesus Christ is recorded in his seventh collection of poetry, Following the Light: New and Collected Poems, just released by Kaufmann Publishing.
The result of reflection that at first resembled and then later became a form of meditation and prayer, the poems collected in Following the Light emerge out of Bezner’s relationship with those places where we often encounter God, and where God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit was waiting for him – in the beauty of the natural world and in daily life.
“God is always with us; we’re not always with God,” Bezner said in an interview. “God was always reaching out to me. It took a while, but I finally accepted his grace and returned to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. Following the Light is a conversion story in poetry that tells how the beauty of God’s creation led me to the light of Jesus Christ.”
About Kevin Bezner
A deacon in the Ukrainian Catholic Church, Kevin Bezner holds five academic degrees, including a doctorate in English from Ohio University and a master’s in theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. He has published seven collections of poetry and edited two books on poets, including The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines (with Kevin Walzer). His literary interviews have appeared in, among others, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Mississippi Review, New American Writing, and Sonora Review. His writing on Catholic themes has been published in Assisi, The Catholic Thing, Lay Witness, New Oxford Review, and Pilgrim.