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New Collection of Poetry Unveils “Common Thread” in Bible

Writer Vernal Pope releases her first book of poetry—with a twist.


MAITLAND, FL— Bible readers may be familiar with the story of Rahab, who saved her own life (and that of her family) with only the “signal of a scarlet thread”, but are they familiar with how common this theme really is throughout the word of God? It’s all broken down in The Scarlet Thread, out now from Xulon Press ($10.99, paperback, ISBN 9781629521169; $5.99, e-book, ISBN 9781629521176).


Readers are loving this book, as evidenced by the words of Pastor Peter M. Taffe from Life By Design Ministries in Aurora, Colorado: “May the words of poetry found here in this collection of poetry reveal the threads of life that God has divinely positioned for you. Your ‘scarlet thread’ awaits you.”


Vernal Pope has been a high school English teacher for over twenty years, and is also an artist and a licensed minister. She holds a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership and Policy Studies, and two Bachelor’s Degrees in English/Secondary Education and Multicultural Communications through the Arts.  


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Scarlet Thread through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and