Donald L. Norbie


He Died Climbing: Poetic Thoughts and Meditations

Pages: 80
Size: 4.5" x 6"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-225-0
Format: Softcover

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Life is a mountain to be climbed,
Unknown, mysterious, difficult. . .

Experience the challenges and triumphs of life in this personal collection of poems by Donald L. Norbie. You'll empathize with the struggle, but rejoice that God has a plan and purpose for us all.

Press on
To the summit
Where God waits
To welcome His weary climber home.


Donald L. Norbie, a Bible teacher and author, was born in Minnesota in 1923. While attending high school in Tucson, Arizona, he was led to Christ by T. B. Gilbert in 1938 and began to fellowship with the Bible Chapel there.

After spending several years in the Navy during World War II, Donald returned to college. He received a Master of Arts degree from Wheaton College in 1949. Thereafter, he taught for three years at Emmaus Bible School. He and his family then moved to Oklahoma to do evangelism and Bible teaching. In 1964, they moved to California. Then in 1970, Donald and Marie moved to Colorado where they continued their activities in Bible teaching, evangelism, writing, and church planting. Marie went to be with the Lord January 9, 2014.

Of special interest to Donald is the New Testament church. Books that Donald has written include Acts: The Pattern Church, 1 Timothy: Timeless Truths, 2 Timothy and Titus, New Testament Church Organization, The Early Church, Divorce and the Bible, Baptism: The Church's Troubled Water, The Lord’s Supper: The Church's Love Feast, He Loved to Plant: A Biography of T. B. Gilbert, and Danny, A Life Cut Short.


Mountain Memories
   A Challenge
   Reflecting as a Mirror
   The Will to Live
   A Fallen Giant
   The Summit
Family Feelings
   Life Beginning
   I Love You, Mother
   Little One
   God, I Hurt!
   The Walking Dead
   Those Legs Will Walk No More
   I Want to Die
   Honey Harvest
The Word Came
   The Word Came
   Deity Compressed
   O Lord, Come
War Remembered
   Mobile Musings
   Decaying Hopes
Norway Visited
   Viking Roots
   Viking Stones
The Seasons of Life
   It’s a Gray Day
   Autumn Gold
   Winter Is Coming!
   Winter Is Long
Falling Leaves
   Falling Leaves
   Crowned with Gold
   Head Stones
   Each Unique
   Only a Sparrow
   Come Let Us Worship
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