Reflections On The Psalms

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008390258
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C.S. Lewis’ moving theological work in which he considers the most poetic portions from Scripture and what they tell us about God, the Bible, and faith.

Songs Of The Heart

Author: Joan Chittister
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781585958351
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A God Who Comes Near

Author: Rhoda A. Carpenter
Publisher: Elm Hill
ISBN: 1400325218
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If you want to really know God, read the psalms. Painted in timeless poetic word and image is a picture of his deep love. The psalms reveal the heartbeat of a people longing for hope in a broken world. The psalmist gives voice to authentic hope found in God’s very nature. He is a God who so loves he comes near--a God who hears and answers the cries of his people. This book is written to reawaken awareness of both the beauty of the psalms and their ability to speak with relevance to our contemporary culture--a generation in danger of losing the psalmist’s voice. It is written for those who may have felt marginalized by church or society, whether from loss, tragedy, illness, or misuse of power. May this generation hear the voice of the psalmist pointing them to a God who desires honest expression, who comes close to listen to their cries, and points them to a deeper understanding of who he is and how he loves. May the words of the psalmist lead them out of isolation and into authentic community. The author’s approach to the psalms begins with recognition of the intertwining of imagery with the literary structure of the poetry found in the psalms. The imagery in the psalms comes from an earthy connection of the psalmist with the land of scripture. Understanding the imagery allows the reader to “see” the psalms and receive the message. It deepens the relevance of the psalms to speak into the myriad contexts in our present day multi-cultural world. Recognition of the religious and social dynamics of ancient Israelite life--such as kingship, Zion as a place of God’s presence, and the covenant relationship of a people with their God--provide further clues to understanding the message of the psalms. Along with the rich imagery present in the psalms, this book explores the literary structure of the poetry in the psalms. Recognition of key characteristics of Hebrew poetry allows the words to “sing.” In every psalm a vivid echo of ancient voices resounds, building century upon century of expression, reaching into the present. If one reads carefully, the melodies and message can be heard. The music of the psalms breathe with life and relevance. Psalms are filled with movement to hope and praise. Yet, they address the reality that life at times hurts. The psalmist gives honest voice to pain and affirms God’s presence in the darkest moments of life. This book explores the importance of lament both individually and in community as a vehicle to healing and a deeper understanding of God’s care. The book closes with an examination of five select psalms that are representative of different types of psalms found in the psalter. They were chosen because of personal relevance. Through imagery, structure, and voice the psalms convey movement from honest expression to hope. Hope leads to thanksgiving. Praise resounds because of who God is and how he cares.

My Soul Finds Rest

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310244578
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A one-volume collection of legendary author Dietrich Bonhoeffer's profound and influential meditations on the Psalms, previously untranslated.

My Soul Thirsts For God

Author: Discovery House Publishers
Publisher: Discovery House Pub
ISBN: 9781572933248
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Millions around the world readOur Daily Breadevery day. Now we have drawn from years of these devotional writings to compile this selection of 92 daily mediations focused on the most beloved book of the Bible. From the opening verse of Psalm 1, “Blessed is the man. . .” to the closing exclamation of Psalm 150, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” readers will find comfort, encouragement, and hope for every circumstance of life as they enjoy the rich teaching and writings of 21 favorite ODB writers like David Roper, Joanie Yoder, Henry Bosch, David McCasland, Julie Ackerman Link, Dave Branon, and Richard and Mart DeHaan.

Reflections On The Psalms

Author: (Clive Staples) Lewis C. S.
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781661539597
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A repackaged edition of the revered author's moving theological work in which he considers the most poetic portions from Scripture and what they tell us about God, the Bible, and faith.In this wise ...

Seeking The Face Of God

Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 143351768X
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"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." -Psalm 27:4, KJV The Psalms are treasures from those who earnestly sought the face of God. They are honest messages of sorrow, joy, praise, and wisdom from real people who experienced real struggles. In the psalmists' words we see their hearts open before God. In Seeking the Face of God, Martyn Lloyd-Jones unpacks nine passages from the Psalms and weaves them together with the everyday life of the world in which we live. His reflections are practical, powerful, and profound. For those just beginning to study the Psalms as well as those who know them well and wish to consider them from a new angle, this collection of sermons from one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century will move your mind to greater understanding and your heart to deeper worship.

Practical Reflections On The Psalms

Author: John Nelson Darby
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781116392692
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.