Psalms For Life
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Width: 15 cm
Height: 25 cm
John Eaton compares reading the Psalms to walking in the mountains: 'Time and time again you see a new crest to climb, but the summit remains beyond.' In "Psalms for Life", he explores the poetry as a never failing source of challenge, comfort and encouragement. Beginning with Psalm 1 and continuing through to Psalm 150, he provides a short reflection on each psalm, explaining the poet's essential message, and ending with a brief meditative prayer. Readers are helped to identify with the wide range of emotions expressed in the Psalms and to pray for God's loving guidance in dealing with them from day to day. As a distinguished biblical scholar who has studied the Psalms all of his life, John Eaton writes with warmth, clarity and authority. As a Christian, he sees the Psalms as prophetic of Christ, revealing vital and often little-known facts of his life and character. As a sensitive and skilful teacher, he draws out the full significance of these ancient songs as a source of wisdom and insight for all who live the Christian life today.
"'Eaton clearly loves the psalms and seeks to share his scholarly wisdom and personal piety with his readers...A pleasant surprise for readers will be the high-quality prayers that conclude the commentary section for each psalm. Readers will learn much about praying the psalms through Eaton's models...It is a welcome development for a leading Psalms scholar to write explicitly for a general audience.' Brian Russell, Asbury Theological Seminary, SBL Review 'Eaton has done believers a great favour with this book.' Philippus J. Botha, University of Pretoria, SBL Review"