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 Pilgrim in Rome, poetry by Al StaggsA collection of Al's poetry that confronts issues of war and peace, injustice, greed, aberrant Christianity, empire and apathy.

Walter Brueggeman writes, "Al Staggs knows about words and puts them to fresh and suggestive use. He knows about brutality that shows its ugly face in too many places. And he knows about phoniness that supports evil by its default. With his words he conducts guerilla warfare, leaving us unsettled, seeing more clearly than we might wish, inviting us to decide anew. No easy slumbers here!"

John Shelby Spong writes, "Al Staggs writes his poetry with the passion of a prophet. Like Amos of old, he recognizes that divine worship is nothing but human justice being offered to God and that human justice is nothing but divine worship being acted out. His words call religious spokespersons and political leaders who lace their rhetoric with religious phrases alike to acknowledge both their idolatry and their hypocrisy. Read him and weep for what your country has become and for what Christianity is no more."

Bill Moyers writes, "I read 'A Pilgrim in Rome' with great reward. Some of your insights-'the death of a conscience', 'those who are being crucified this very day'-are stunning. You are a truth-teller, and I greatly admire you."

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