Thursday, March 2, 2017

Praying the Psalms: Drawing Near to the Heart of God

Praying the Psalms: Drawing Near to the Heart of God 

Leather Bound, ebook 

March 1, 2017

by Ben Patterson

  • Leather Bound: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum; Lea edition 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496415981

Learn to speak the language of God’s own heart.

Have you ever tried to pour out your deepest feelings to God, only to discover that you can’t find the words? We want to feel connected to God, but sometimes it seems like we’re not speaking the same language.

There is no better place in all of Scripture than Psalms to learn to be with God. Praying the Psalms includes 50 selections from this book―songs of praise, cries for help, glad rejoicings, and humble offerings―accompanied by inspirational devotions that will open a divine window in your prayer life.

Adapted from God’s Prayer Book; now in a deluxe LeatherLike binding.

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, PRAYING THE PSALMS: DRAWING NEAR TO THE HEART OF GOD is a beautifully done book that both my pastor/husband and my daughter automatically fell in love with and both want it. (Christmas or birthday gift idea.) 

PRAYING THE PSALMS is a beginner's guide to praying the Psalms, in the author's own words. He gives us the scripture passages, explains them and gives us suggestions on how to pray the verses in your own life or in the life of a loved one. More experienced prayer warriors (who are used to praying the scriptures) might not find this book beneficial, but those who are just getting into it, trying to become a prayer warrior, or hearing the benefits of praying scriptures will find it helpful. Not only that, but it is a beautiful book. 

It includes endnotes, a list of Psalms for specific topics, and an expository the Psalms. The author is a minister, and in some cases does go deep, but this is good. This book would be a lovely gift for yourself or a loved one, or anyone who gets comfort from reading the Psalms. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Praying the Psalms: Drawing Near to the Heart of God sounds like a great book to read at any time. Also, this will make a nice gift. Thank you for sharing.