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Rise: A Collection of Inspirational Poetry, Prose, and Affirmations by Shana Danielle is a collection of poems that will uplift readers and motivate them to push through, survive, and rise, regardless of the adversities and challenges they have faced. Though all the topics tackled in the book might not apply to everyone, the poems will resonate and encourage them to break free from toxic environments. The poet's words will inspire readers to face their struggles and wounds, and rise above everything so that their fears, stress, and anxiety will be replaced with courage, mental fortitude, and understanding. Her own personal experiences and how she overcame them will inspire readers to find peace so that they can improve themselves and rise.
Rise is a journey through diverse emotions and there are Bible verses at the end of each chapter. This reveals Shana Danielle's grit and determination to rise above all her fears and wounds by always keeping God first in the process. The poems are profound and insightful and there are quotes that are more like affirmations. It is a fine blend of poetry, prose, and affirmations and is a real treat for all those who want to make positive changes in their lives. This poetry collection is unique and different and the poet has an innovative approach to the way she has written and formatted the book. There are a lot of good tips and advice for readers to apply and practice, which makes it a must-have on the bookshelf at home. Every page in the book is meant to help readers rise and the poet's intentions work well.