* Our self-help culture tells us that it's good to mask our misery. But does denial blind us to the gospel's goodness? In this 5-week study, Brueggemann explores the Psalms as scripts for lament---and encourages us to express our woundedness so we can experience the fullness of our humanity. Includes companion DVD. 112 pages, softcover from House Studio.
We all live in a constant state of denial.Culture tells us all problems are solvable, or at least manageable; we simply need to try (or buy) the right solution. Our self-help, pop-a-pill culture is prone to masking symptoms and calling that mask a cure.But as long as we deny our pain, we lose the danger of the Gospel-the part where we truly lament, cry out, and feel-and in doing so, we lose the depths of its goodness.In Psalmist s Cry, Walter Brueggemann explores Psalms as scripts for lament-guides for how to express feelings honestly, in ways normally not permitted or expected within Christian community. In this 5-week study, discover the fullness of our humanity that lies beyond our pain.Small Group Edition Includes:5 video sessions with Walter BrueggemannIn depth discussion questions to help you explore each topicCommentary by Steve FrostWeek 1: DenialWeek 2: Status QuoWeek 3: Breaking the SilenceWeek 4: Leading into LamentWeek 5: The Juice of Emancipation