Sunday, October 05, 2008

Book Review: Becoming by Lacresha Hayes

Author Lacresha Hayes presents her soul in Becoming: My Personal Memoirs. She gives the reader a diary in poetry of her life: the pain, the joy, the anger, the love. And in doing so, she allows you to see inside her emotions and her life.

Hayes is a survivor, a minister, a founder of Christian Vitality magazine and a poet. It doesn’t matter whether your life has had the ups and downs that hers has. You will find something in this book of her life that will speak to you. It might be “Toss It Out” where Hayes urges you to get rid of the pain and burdens in your life. Or if your heart holds revenge, you might want to read “The Debate” to see how Hayes handled what she calls “the dark sludge” in her heart. To feel the joy that has come into Hayes’ life, read “Important That You Know.”

By seeing the growth, love and joy in Lacresha Hayes’ life, you can perhaps experience your own Becoming.


  1. WOW! So unreal. I loved that review. It is the first one to mention any of the poems separately. I'm glad you liked the book, and delighted that you put it on this blog because Straight from Hel is the place to be.

  2. What a great review! I enjoyed so much reading Poetic Infinity and am looking forward to reading Becoming: My Personal Memoirs soon. Lacresha, your heart really speaks to my heart in your writing!

  3. Great review! I still haven't read this book, but I'm getting off for a little while to read some of it.

    Lacresha and Lensey are over at my blog today for an interview on their latest book, Truth and Intimacy.

  4. Lacresha is a wonderful poet and she certainly has a lifetime of stories to tell.

  5. Thanks for the review. I need to get this one. I have Poetic Infinity too, Connie. I loved it, especially Tongue Almighty and Good Golly, Good Grief and Gee Whiz.

  6. Helen,
    This is a great review that makes me want to read the book.


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