The Psalms Paperback
A Commentary for Prayer and Reflection
by Henry Wansbrough;
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Covering all 150 Psalms, these bite-sized devotions, originally from BRF's Guidelines Bible reading notes series
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They speak of the joy of pilgrimage to Jerusalem; they tell of great victories and defeat, of individual achievement and failure, of release and deliverance, of love for the law and repentance from sin, of a God at work in nature and throughout the nation's history.
Covering all 150 Psalms, these bite-sized devotions, which were first published in BRF's Guidelines Bible reading notes series, have been revised and expanded. They draw on Henry Wansbrough's years of living and working in the Middle East to provide insight into the historical, literary and cultural background of the Psalms as well as showing how these ancient texts can still guide and inspire you in your Christian walk today.
Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB is based at Ampleforth Abbey, teaching at Ampleforth school and currently serving as Alexander Jones Professor of Biblical Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He is a contributor to Guidelines Bible reading notes and is a former Master of St Benet's Hall, Oxford.
The Psalms by Henry Wansbrough was published by Bible Reading Fellowship in March 2014 and is our 16896th best seller. The ISBN for The Psalms is 9781841016481.
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The PsalmsHeloise Hearn, via The Good Book Stall
This devotional book contains a short reflection on each of the 150 Psalms.
The advice given in the introduction is to read the Psalm, then to read the reflection, looking up any cross references, then to read the Psalm again and to pray.
The author has also made a note in the introduction about the numbering of the Psalms and also the verses within Psalms where there is a short phrase in italics (e.g. Psalm 13 ‘For the director of music. A psalm of David. ‘) He then applies this numbering system throughout the book. Personally I found this unnecessarily confusing and I couldn’t see that it added anything helpful to my devotions.
The reflections are about a page long. Rather than going through the Psalm verse by verse, they tend to take an overall theme (the title of each tends to give an idea of what this theme will be). This theme is then looked at in a very broad way, across the whole Bible, with cross references given. For example, in the very familiar 23rd Psalm, the theme of the Lord as a shepherd is taken up and the cross references are to the Parable of the Lost Sheep and to Jesus speaking of himself as the Good Shepherd in John 10.
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|Author / Artist||Henry Wansbrough|
|Publisher||Bible Reading Fellowship (March 2014)|
|Number of Pages||208|
|Page last updated||6th February 2018|