The world of poetry can be quite pretentious. Many times, we will read prose from writers who would like us to believe they are not flawed. They talk to us about subjects as if they've mastered them all. Often, it actually seems some poets condescendingly "talk at" their audience instead of "talking to" us. "The Book of Jacob" does not fit that mold. This collection is a journey similar to what many of us have experienced in our lives. Sadness is in an emotionally epic game of tug of war with happiness. Just when we think we've found love, we discover we've found heartache. When we reach points of being ready to give up, a higher power tells us why we shouldn't. We are all perfectly imperfect and accepting that is what "The Book of Jacob" is all about.
"This is really a good book. I'm sure this book will cause you to reminisce and to look at every aspect in your life. It'll cause you to reconnect and reflect on what you've been through, what you've learned from it, and identify your intellectual and spiritual growth from it as well. I know I've lost two people that were very close to me in my life. Being able to read the author's thoughts and feelings of a loss he experienced made me feel like I am not the only one who has experienced the same thoughts and feelings. As you can tell, you experience a variety of emotions reading this book. I definitely consider that a good read."
- Karry Manus on "The Book of Jacob"