A Psalm is basically a poem set to music and sung. For centuries the Psalms would have been the most familiar part of scripture to people who had no access to books. They are not only an integral part of the shared experience of the church but they also communicate the guidance of God to this world, reveal his character and encourage his people. In his previous volume Eric taught us about the first three books of the Psalms (Psalms 1 to 89). In it he introduced us to the staggering range of subjects covered in the Psalms.This volume continues his exposition with the last two books of the Psalms (90 to 150) - which includes the earliest Psalm (Psalm 90 attributed to Moses), and the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120 to 134). Each of these two books ends with their own doxologyThis collection of Psalms is ancient - as least as old as the second or third century B.C. It is not chronological, nor even grouped according to author. The style is predominantly praise but the Psalms also include prayers, complaints - and even curses.This volume also contains an appendix, giving a suggested chronological order for the Psalms. All of which makes this a fascinating book to seek guidance from - with the experienced help of Eric Lane. Eric trained to be a minister in the Church of England where he remained for 7 years. He was then called to be the minister of an Independent Evangelical Church where he pastored for 30 further years. Now retired Eric's special interest is in the 'Wisdom' books of the Old Testament.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 320 Vendor: Christian Focus Publications Publication Date: 2006 Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.31 X 0.88 (inches)
After twelve years of missionary work in the northeast province of what was the Belgian Congo building up a simple medical service civil war erupted with horrific effects. During the war Helen was brutally beaten and raped and left with no choice but to return to Britain this story is told in Give me this Mountain. She quickly returned to the Congo in 1966 to assist in the rebuilding of the nation. She helped establish a new medical school and hospital for the other hospitals that she built were destroyed and served there until 1973. In the eight years following the war despite endless frustrations again and again God showed his unfailing guidance and unstinted provision for her needs. This book is the story of the joys and adventures of reestablishing the medical work the church building programme and the work of forgiveness necessary after the destruction of the civil war.