Reflections on the Psalms provides insightful commentary on each of the Psalms from the same experienced team of writers that have made Reflections for Daily Prayer so successful.
Author: Ian Adams
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Reflections on the Psalms provides insightful commentary on each of the Psalms from the same experienced team of writers that have made Reflections for Daily Prayer so successful. It offers inspiring and undated reflections on all 150 psalms, with longer psalms split into parts in accordance with the Lectionary. Each reflection is accompanied by its corresponding Psalm refrain and prayer from the Common Worship Psalter, making this a valuable resource for personal or devotional use. Specially written introductions by Paula Gooder and Steven Croft explore the Psalms and the Bible and the Psalms in the life of the Church.
Author: Arthur PRIDHAM (Author of “Notes and Reflections on the Psalms.”.)Publish On: 1869
Arthur PRIDHAM (Author of “Notes and Reflections on the Psalms.”.) praise Him , not in the quiet resting - places of Immanuel's land , but in the mansions of the Father's house in heaven . No reader of the Psalms is unaware that ...
Author: Arthur PRIDHAM (Author of “Notes and Reflections on the Psalms.”.)
REFLECTIONS ON PSALM LXXII . This Psalm so exclusively and personally relates to David , and the instructions given by him to Solomon respecting the good government of God's people , that it affords but little subject of practical ...
Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms, 80. 20. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms, 81. 21. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms, 78–79. 22. H. Gunkel and J. Begrich, Introduction to the Psalms: The Genres of the Religious Lyric of Israel, trans.
Author: Bruce K. Waltke
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Two respected scholars explore the heart of the Psalms Following in the style of their companion volumes, The Psalms as Christian Worship and The Psalms as Christian Lament, Bruce Waltke and James Houston now explore the depths of Christian praise. Each volume uniquely blends verse-by-verse commentary with a history of Psalms interpretation in the church from the time of the apostles to the present. Since praise is the essence of the book of Psalms, Waltke and Houston have narrowed the focus to Book IV of the Psalter (Psalms 90-106), which magnify God and proclaim him king. To give voice to the psalmist, the authors (carefully) translate and explain each psalm and summarize its theological message. This is followed by listening to the voice of godly churchmen whose comments have stood the test of time. The Psalms as Christian Praise is ideal for anyone seeking to better understand the praise of Israel as found in the Psalms and how Christians also use these Psalms in worship.
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.
Author: Rhoda A. Carpenter
Publisher: Elm Hill
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.
Learning to Pray Through the Psalms: James W. Sire, Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2006. Ten chapters, each on a psalm and how to pray it; small-group study instructions Light in the Darkness: New Reflections on the Psalms for ...
Author: Mary Kathleen Glavich
Publisher: ACTA Publications
The Catholic Companion to the Psalms is a treasury of methods for understanding and praying the Psalms. Chapters include: A Bit of Background, The Psalms as Poetry, Personalizing the Psalms, and Lectio Divina on Psalms.
Prayer from Reflections on the 31st Psalm . O GOD , In the All - Wise Administration of Thy Providence and Grace , our sins are usually succeeded by suffering and by chidings of conscience , that we may be led by sorrow to reflection ...