"Abundance Creed is more than just a book of poetry; it explores the search for meaning in today's changing world. It is thought provoking and inspires the reader through the reflections of the author, Julius Smith. It is a must read for those who value a healthy attitude towards life.
As a consequence of his understanding of life issues Abundance Creed connects past history with the present-day struggle of African-Americans. Smith has the exceptional gift of crafting divinely inspired, creative poetry that is both sagacious, perceptive and readable. Julius Smith's sensitivity to the critical, fundamental, timeless issues of the human experience, his depth of insight and analysis is not only remarkable, but it is phenomenal. His reflections are inspirational and useful for those seeking to delve into the subjects of abundance, the current God ordained role of the family, and the painful history (past and current effect) of slavery in America. Smith is a perceptive and serious interpreter of life, as a result Abundance Creed breathes a sense of true compassion, discernment and spirituality which are the inner qualities of Smith himself."
Reverend Dr. Almetha Thomas, ordained minister, Licensed Clinical Therapist by the American
Association of Pastoral Counselors (retired)
"As we walk through life we are gifted with an Abundance of memories. The good ones are like a path of light, the bad ones are shaded by the Reflection of darkness. The images we see in the mirror are Family who develop our wings and allow us to fly. Time represents the pace of our journey, to allow one to experience the quintessential steps of life. The Abundance Creed is well worth the read, and holding on to as a life reference."
Quincy Smith, Hollywood Actor
"In the Abundance Creed Reverend Smith's in-depth knowledge of the human spirit, his grasp of compassion, justice, and freedom surfaces throughout his poetry. His focus on the American experience points to democracy. I am amazed at his ability to capture feelings, fears, hopes and dreams by connecting words, phrases and sentences. He is innovative, has an extroverted style and quite frankly, the material is inspirational and a joy to read. Right on Brother!"
Reverend Richard D. Winn, Sr., Superintendent, The Griffin District, North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church