Please Don't Remove Margreat's Glasses!
Publication Date: October 23, 2012
Poetry usually carries with it a connotation of language and sensory detail. While such delightful imagery is not absent from this novel, it is the poetry of ideas, of a journey, that marks Please Don't Remove MarGreat's Glasses! as especially noteworthy.
The journey of Timothy Clement is a powerful testimony to forgiveness and hope that invests the reader emotionally from the very first page. The author carefully crafts his words in such a way that empathy is instantly won. Without knowing the whole story, the reader is immediately offered a snapshot into Timothy's heart that is raw, emotional, and real. I remember tearing up while reading just the first chapter, even though I had not yet had the opportunity to completely get to know the characters.
The novel serves as a beautiful tribute to the use of the gifts that God has given us. Art is especially highlighted as a gift that may be used for both good and ill, to harm or to heal. In a day and age in which the mainstream celebrates misuse of art and other special gifts, MarGreat serves as a keen reminder that may stimulate dialogue long after the last page is read. Once again, the poetic cycle continues as one man's decision to use his talents compels another to follow suit. As a result, pain is transformed into beauty, offering an inspiring conclusion.
Thought-provoking and engaging, Please Don't Remove MarGreat's Glasses! is a hallmark in its genre. I highly recommend this powerful story of redemption, faith, and true love.
Don’t judge this book by its cover.
I ventured into reading this book through a mutual friend of the author. I knew of his character and integrity, so I picked up a friend’s copy of the book and started reading it. After reading a single page, it became clear that the author has not only command of the English language, but a profound understanding of humanity.
Baker wastes no time in getting the reader engrossed in the story. You’re immediately hooked. The book eventually became so engrossing that I had to temporarily suspend all non-vital life activities so that I could quickly finish it. The story is filled with brilliant twists and turns, including several moments that will tug on your heartstrings.
I personally could relate to the main character, Tim, who is a typical care-free risking-taking young man. Unbreakable and immortal, young men love taking risks because they’ve never experienced the reality of the consequences. But for Tim, those consequences are coming, and become unbearably real.
The journey and maturation of Timothy is seamless and organic. The messages along the way are profound to the point where it causes you to be introspective about your own life -- about how you treat others and how your choice on who to love is an act of will. You have nothing to lose by choosing to treat other people with unconditional love and compassion, even if they don’t repay it in kind.
I’ve recommended the book to both my mom and dad, who are both enjoying the beginning of it. Likewise, I recommend it to people of all age groups. Margreat’s Glasses will not only etch moments into your heart for the rest of your life, but it will also open your eyes to see the world through a new pair of glasses.