Welcome to the website of Harry Hunter, author of Christian fiction.

This website contains lots of acrostics that can be freely used in church magazines and similar miscellanies, as well as for personal enjoyment. Harry’s distinctive device is the ‘rhyming acrostic’. 

Harry Hunter is the pen name of a retired academic who lives with his wife (and cat) at West Kilbride on the Ayrshire coast.

Harry also writes books (follow the Books tab at the top). His new novella – “The Kilfinan Treasure” – was published in spring 2019 by Instant Apostle. If you would like to buy a copy, please consider ordering it from West Kilbride’s (very quick and efficient) Timberbooks.


Each month, I like to add a new rhyming acrostic, so here’s one for October. For this month’s theme, I’ve chosen “wisdom” – a topic I find interesting because God’s wisdom is so different from our own. This acrostic is based on Job Chapter 28:

Where are wisdom and understanding to be found?
In the ocean’s depths or far underground?
Sapphires and gold may have their brief worth;
Deep wisdom, though, lies not buried in the earth.
Often the richest vein is in the mine least explored:
Mortals strike wisdom when they discover the Lord.


A useful tip! If you are copying acrostics for use elsewhere please check that the initial letter of each line remains highlighted, or else readers often don’t realise it’s an acrostic.

Any of the material on this site, with the exception of ‘Taking The High Road’ and ‘The Kilfinan Treasure’, may be freely copied.

Happy reading!


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