Reflections On The Psalms

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006256546X
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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 and enlightening book, C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—examines the Psalms. As Lewis divines the meaning behind these timeless poetic verses, he makes clear their significance in our daily lives, and reminds us of their power to illuminate moments of grace.

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.

With A Listening Heart

Author: Bertrand Buby
Publisher: Alba House
ISBN: 9780818909726
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How does a person approach the Book of Psalms, this compilation of ancient poetic writings whose beauty and meaning are often obscured by the language, culture and time in which they were written? Exegetes and scholars have done much of the work for us and we find their conclusions set forth in this highly readable book whose very title sums up the approach that we must take: The Psalms are to be read and prayed "with a listening heart." "Lev shome'a in Hebrew. "Oh, that today you would listen to his voice." we read in Psalm 95:7, "harden not your heart." An open heart and an attentive ear are required if we are to enter into the spirit and meaning of these great prayers of the Hebrew and Christian faith. the author has painstakingly taken each of the 150 psalms in order and succinctly pointed out what we would do well to look for if we are to cull the maximum benefit from them. In addition, he indicates what he has derived from his own prayerful reflection on the text. With this work in one hand and the psalms in the other, the reader will reap the abundant rewards reserved for those who have a listening heart.

Heart Songs

Author: Carolyn Taylor Petroski
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467026719
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Did you realize the book of Psalms is full of God's promises and messages for life today? Have you ever considered that these messages and promises are for you? “Heart Songs: Reflections from the Book of Psalms” is one Christian's personal meditation and joyful response to these age-old scriptures that bring comfort, reassurance, and hope. Each reflection is a heart-to-heart talk with God in which the author acknowledges God's promises and responds in gratefulness. By offering insights and drawing connections to other Bible passages, the author helps readers see the power of these scriptures to affect their daily lives. God does not want to be distant. He wants to be known personally by each of us. And His promises are true for all who believe and trust in Him. “Heart Songs” beckons readers to open up their hearts to these truths and to claim God's promises for their own.

Psalms

Author: M. Basil Pennington
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594731411
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Reflects on selected passages of Psalms, describing how the monastic tradition of regular reflection on the Psalms can help transform one's life into a powerful life of prayer.

Psalms Through The Centuries

Author: Susan Gillingham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118241525
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This is the first of a two-volume bible commentary covering the Psalms and examining the role of these biblical poems throughout Jewish and Christian history. Provides a fascinating introduction to the literary, historical, and theological background of psalmody Examines the psalms through liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, translation and imitation, and musical composition and artistic illustration Includes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliography; an expanded bibliography to accompany the book is also available at www.wiley.com/go/gillingham A forthcoming second volume is planned, which will take an alternative psalm-by-psalm approach Now available in paperback, and published in the innovative reception-history series, Blackwell Bible Commentaries