Living the Psalms: Encouragement for the Daily Grind
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Number of Pages: 308
Vendor: Worthy Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Insights for the Daily Grind
We all have those dayswhen little problems become crises, when doubt begins to overwhelm belief, when exhaustion hits and happiness escapes. And the book of Psalms offers words of strength and comfort for those troublesome times. In this remarkably down-to-earth study of selections from Psalms, one of Christianitys foremost pastors and authors explores such pressing themes as fear of the unknown, discouragement and worry, how to handle difficult people and what to do when God is silent. Combining his trademark illustrations and insights with favorite passages from this beloved Bible book, Charles Swindoll offers up a work that will help readers live the Psalms as never before. Here is practical inspiration and victorious affirmation to get anyone through lifes daily grind. Drawn from previous best-selling works, adapted for the 21st-century reader
Sufficient in JesusAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wisdom and Beauty. The Psalms.December 28, 2012Sufficient in JesusAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is the perfect companion to Living the Proverbs, and it can be read on its own as well. Living the Psalms, by Charles Swindoll.
It is obvious that the proverbs are full of insights for the daily grind- after all, they are hard hitting wisdom in short pieces. The psalms are the perfect complement to the Proverbs. The Psalms have been comforting, soothing and refreshing us for centuries. The proverbs have been convicting us, giving us wisdom and teaching us for centuries. The Psalms are the most beautiful poetry ever written and have poured from the lips of thousands of Christians through the centuries. Yet, as much as we have heard them, sung them,read them, whispered them, cried over them and through them, there is still new wine to press out of them, as Charles Spurgeon said of the Scriptures. Charles Swindoll wrote this 324 page book to help us taste the joy, majesty, wisdom, and Praise! of the Psalms as we search them for insights for the daily Grind. A friend of mine reading the Bible for the first time straight through loved the proverbs, and needed help with the psalms. This book came just in time for them!
The Psalms are Wisdom and Beauty combined perfectly, and God Sovereignly gave us the book at the perfect time. Some of the readings even spoke to my heart as my heart's own cry the very day I read them. Psalm 139 spoke to my heart the night after meeting a very sad young apprentice who was working at our house. He felt lost and alone in the world. He needs to know God has his days in His Book, that there is nowhere he can flee from God's Presence- neither heaven nor sheol can hide him from God's eyes. Psalm 139 needs to be pressed into his heart indelibly, and I pray it will someday be his song.
Lord, you hem me in, behind and before!
You have searched me and know me!
Such knowledge is too wonderful,
too high for me to attain!
After reading Pastor Swindoll's insights on Psalm 139, I prayed it through as a prayer. I was blessed to receive this book from Worthy Publishing free for a review.
Ken FAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5One of, if not the best, reads on the PsalmsNovember 5, 2012Ken FAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5These "dissections" of the Psalms bring reference to translations of original Greek and Hebrew writings to get the translations in context of the original writings.... Very helpful to understand the writing styles and improve understanding of the message.... This was such a great read, I bought 6 more for Christmas Gifts for my Christian friends that I know will enjoy reading them.... This book needs to be in everyone's personal Christian Library.