Life in the Psalms Paperback

The Mowbray 2016 Lent Book

by Patrick Woodhouse;


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Life in the Psalms

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Circumstances change, but the human condition remains the same.

The psalms lie at the heart of Jewish and Christian worship. For thousands of years people in despair and praise have cried to God through the words of these ancient poems. Fragments of them are still widely known and loved. Yet such is the gulf between the ancient culture they come from, and our contemporary world, that much of the depth of their meaning is lost to us.

This book aims to bridge that gulf, enabling the modern reader to find hope in these ancient texts by re-imagining their meanings for our times. The Psalms include texts that can speak to the condition of bi-polar disorder, depression and acute anxiety states; can illuminate issues of climate change and environmental degradation, and our responses to refugees and asylum seekers; reflect on the experience of meditation, the contemplative experience, and 'attention' in a digital age; on the illusions of 'celebrity culture' and consumerism; acute grief and bereavement. Three introductory chapters are followed by reflections on thirty psalms (one for each weekday of Lent).

The commentary following each text aims to dig out something of the treasure that is hidden there, and to help those in search of a more contemplative spirituality to discover, in the midst of the hard realities of a secular twenty-first century western world, a deep consciousness of the healing mystery of God.

Life in the Psalms by Patrick Woodhouse was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in December 2015 and is our 13045th best seller. The ISBN for Life in the Psalms is 9781472923141.

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Page last updated 23rd August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (December 2015)
Weight238g
Number of Pages304
Thickness19 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
ISBN9781472923141
ISBN-101472923146
Product Code4342061
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