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Finding God In The Psalms
Sing, Pray, Live
by Tom Wright
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
As a Tom Wright fan, and a lover of the Psalms, I came to this book with a great sense of anticipation. I could hardly put it down!
As always, Wright writes passionately and winsomely, with an invitation to embrace all of the Psalms and to put them back at the centre of our prayer and worship.
His three main sections look at the Psalms first, as they stand at the intersection of different layers of time (God's and ours); secondly, as they speak of the intersection of God's space with our space and; thirdly, as they celebrate the sheer physicality of creation. I like the way he ends the book with a chapter called 'My life with the Psalms' a reflective personal testimony, looking back at the many ways the Psalms have impacted his life.
I have underlined many 'quotable quotes' in my copy of the book, but will end with this one from his penultimate chapter. 'The Psalms speak of change, but more importantly they are agents of change: change within the humans who sing them, and change through those humans, as their transformed lives bring God's kindness and justice into the world.'
Reviewer: Jackie Rowe (15/03/14)