AGAINST ALL ODDS
Someone once told me that I could never be an author. Although the flippant remark did initially prevent me from writing, I fought against the odds and published ‘The Golden Thread’ my biography (part one).
Against even greater odds, I have now published my 15th book called, ‘I’m Still VALUED – You’re still valued.’ This is my continuing biography and it is packed full of stories of courage and overcoming when faced with adversity.
The stories are a challenge to read but they are real. I am openly frank about my health struggles, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I share my battles of nearly dying four times and of being on a life support machine twice.
The most fascinating chapter of the book tells of Brendan’s experience of being on the approach road to Heaven – the often talked about, Tunnel of Light.
Our lives are like a complex tapestry, with many threads weaving each of our unique and individual pictures. There is, however, one thing that we all have in common, one thread. The GOLDEN THREAD is God’s thread in our lives. It is always there, even when we feel that it isn’t. Just turn your tapestry over and you will see it continuing on the back. Always there! The GOLDEN THREAD. This book is the true story of one man’s GOLDEN THREAD in his life.
I particularly like the story of "Doubting Thomas," as I am sure that so many of us can relate to this. The Land of Make Believe is based on the story of Thomas in the Bible. Though it is a short story it is packed full of wonder, fun and enchantment. It is written in the style of rhyme, though it is not a nursery rhyme.
We are all on a journey, travelling through life, in a short span of time.
We are all on a journey, with all kinds of strife, rest now in words of rhyme.
The poems that are penned in this book have been inspired by many of the things that we encounter on our journeys.
Brendan lives with a life-limiting, disabling kidney disease. He has faced many life-threatening battles and persevered. Nearly died four times, been on life support twice. He has been in the well-known tunnel of light twice, the approach road to heaven. He has struggled physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Inspirational, encouraging and demonstrates how God looks at us and says, “You’re still valued.”
Our paths are seldom straightforward, life always throws its storms at us. How we all weather those storms varies. Some of us will struggle with the slightest little worry, whereas others are able to show far greater resilience. What is it that makes some of us more resilient than others?
As a former Christian Rap Artist, now a Poet and Spoken Word Artist, Brendan says, "Words are powerful, words have the power to transform lives."
The concept of Popcorn Poetry is simple, popcorn is made for sharing, just like the rhymes in this book.
When a child lives with domestic violence they live in fear, unable to control the situation. They can become aggressive and start to fight; they turn to bullying in order to take back control. To take away the pain they may turn to harming themselves. All that they want to do is to escape. Marcus was a caring, intelligent, larger-than-average ten-year-old. His parents changed and so did he. Now, thirteen years old he is a spiteful bully...
POWERFUL, POETIC, RHYTHMIC
The Psalms are so powerful. They were written to be sung or read out aloud. This rhyming version is a joy to hear and it was such a blessing to work on. My prayer is that it is also a great blessing, to all that read and hear it.
This is not just another poetry book, it is a book of comments, observations and of course, messages. When God keeps pouring words into Brendan Conboy's head, what else is he supposed to do to do?
Climate change had been predicted long ago, but not one person could foresee the events that had unfolded. Humanity is defeated, civilization lost, all hope has gone. Enlightenment is the new belief, but there are those that refuse to believe. There is an alternative and Gideon knows it. He has to find ‘Trenchard’ if he has any chance of participating in the greatest battle of his life - The battle for mankind...
FOR YOUR JOURNEY... When Brendan Conboy wrote the entire book of PSALMS in rhyme, he described it as a deeply spiritual journey. We are all on some kind of journey and we call it life. The verses and images in this journal will encourage and inspire.
There comes a time when each of us is faced with death, whether it is our own or someone else. So, why is it that so many people struggle to talk about and prepare for what is inevitable? Author and poet, Brendan Conboy lives with a life-limiting illness and has stared death in the face at least four times.
After the victory comes celebration
After the celebration comes something else!
24 year old, Ashia had eventually found happiness, though at a very high cost. She pinched herself to check that it wasn’t a dream, then relaxed. Her eyes told her everything was calm, as it should be. Her eyes deceived her. Her mind sensed something else.
As Christians, we have a relationship with God and we should desire for that relationship to grow closer. One way to do that is of course to read the Bible, but where do you start. Brendan Conboy decided to read, meditate on and dig deeper into the names of God.
I published my first poetry book, Rhyme Time. Since then, I have published three more, Popcorn Poetry (Aug-22), Half Man Half Poet (Apr-23) and The End is not The End (Jul-23). This book, The Gift, is a bumper collection of many of the poems from each of these four books.