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It Can Be Done

Scott Brown
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  • These poems are about real life. They will make you smile, square your jaw, lighten your load, heighten your step, and grow rebar in your spine. They will lift you up, make you soar, and give you a view of the smallness of your problems. They will help you think bigger, feel better, laugh harder, and eat your problems for breakfast.

    My first exposure to these poems came when I arrived home one day and was met by my wife Deborah at the door. With book in hand, she began to read poems with the express purpose of inspiring me. The first poem she read was, “It Couldn’t Be Done,” and I was hooked.
    The book was originally published in 1921 and contained 239 poems. I have cut these down to my favorites – the ones my wife read to me in her quest to be a good helper of her husband by inspiring him that, “It Can Be Done!”
    This is a book for the rescue of 21st Century manhood and womanhood. The world needs real men and women today.
    Our world is sick with feminized, soft, mollycoddling, sensitive males who are always looking for permission and affirmation and certification to do anything. These male maladies are ripping our culture apart. The average male today never grows up and rarely leads. He is an emotional basket case, constantly jerked around by his feelings – not governed by eternal principles. He is worried about his hair, spends his life playing games and has a therapist. The result is, he settles for “whatever.”
    Our world needs real women as well. It is reeling under the influence of dizzy ditzy women whose vision is centered around themselves. It is languishing at the hands of women whose energy and joy have dissolved under the pressures of life. Instead, we need strong women who refuse to be unraveled or frightened by any fear. The world is crying out for a new version of resolute visionary women who are able to rise above their disappointments to see the goal. They sacrifice their lives for their children and follow their men to the ends of the earth.
    “It Can Be Done!” by those who look hardship in the face, ready themselves for sacrifice and engage themselves in dominion.
  • Paperback: 117 pages

    Publisher: The National Center for Family Integrated Churches
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0-9820567-6-1
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9820567-6-9
    Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.25 inches
    Shipping Weight: 13.7 ounces

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  • Includes:
    1. It Couldn’t Be Done - Edger A. Guest
    2. Be the Best of Whatever You Are - Douglas Malloch 
    3. See It Through - Edger A. Guest
    4. When God Wants a Man - Angela Morgan
    5. Victory - Miriam Teichner
    6.  Keep on Keepin’ On - Anonymous
    7.  The Welcome Man - Walt Mason
    8.  Wanted, A Man - St. Clair Adams
    9.  Work - Angela Morgan
    10.  How Did You Die? - Edmund Vance Cooke
    11.  A Lesson From History - Joseph Morris
    12.  Worth While - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    13.  Hope - Anonymous
    14.  Might have Been - Grantland Rice
    15.  There Will Always Be Something to Do - Edgar A. Guest
    16.  How do You Tackle Your Work? - Edgar A. Guest
    17.  Opportunity - Walter Malone 
    18.  Opportunity - Edward Rowland Sill
    19.  Preparedness - Edwin Markham
    20.  Life and Death - Ernest H. Crosby
    21.  The Things that Haven’t Been Done Before - Edgar A. Guest
    22.  Can’t - Edgar A. Guest
    23.  The Firm of Grin and Barrett - Sam Walter Foss
    24.  Unafraid - Everard Jack Appleton
    25.  The Trainers - Grantland Rice
    26.  Battle Cry - John G. Neihardt
    27.  If You Can’t go Over or Under, Go Around - Joseph Morris
    28.  A Prayer - Theodosia Garrison
    29.  The Man Who Frets at Worldly Strife - Joseph Rodman Drake
    30.  Heinelet - Gamaliel Bradford
    31.  On Down the Road - Grantland Rice
    32.  Co-Operation - J. Mason Knox
    33.  Four Things - Henry Van Dyke
    34.  If - Rudyard Kipling
    35.  The Lion Path - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    36.  Good Intentions - St. Clair Adams
    37.  The Fighting Failure - Everard Jack Appleton
    38.  My Philosophy - James Whitcomb Riley
    39.  Work - Henry Van Dyke
    40.  Wishing - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    41.  To the Men Who Lose - Anonymous
    42.  Your Mission - Ellen M. H. Gates
    43.  Borrowed Feathers - Joseph Morris
    44.  A Poor Unfortunate - Frank L. Stanton
    45.  Clear the Way - Charles Mackay
    46.  Thick Is the Darkness - William Ernest Henley
    47.  Cleon and I - Charles Mackay
    48.  Meetin’ Trouble - Everard Jack Appleton
    49.  My Creed - S. E. Kiser
    50.  Borrowing Trouble - Robert Burns
    51.  Character of a Happy Life - Sir Henery Wotton
    52.  Slogan - Jane M’Lean
    53.  Smiles - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    54.  Keep A-goin’! - Frank L. Stanton
    55.  The House by the Side of the Road - Sam Walter Foss

About the Author

Scott Brown

Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology.  He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.