The author explains one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life--that he had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment--in a new edition that includes a brief biographical sketch by a friend and biographer of the author, which helps us understand the man who used the Psalms as his prayer book. Original.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer presents the Psalms as the prayer of the Church of which Jesus Christ is Head, having their place alongside the ‘Our Father’, the prayer which Jesus taught. Bonhoeffer considers who it is who prays in the Psalms, as well as various themes to be found within them, such as creation and the history of salvation, life and suffering. The Psalms provide words with which we can address God and in which we can hear God speaking to us.
Author: Ben Patterson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2008
The psalms often stretch and perplex readers as they teach, but they also open a divine window on prayer. This collection features meditations on more than 75 psalms and offers brief thoughts and background as well as suggested ways to use the psalms in prayer.
When we face trouble, feel joy, or just want spiritual inspiration, the Bible's Book of Psalms gives us wisdom and comfort. Rev. J.W. Gregg Meister shows us in The Psalms: The Prayer Book of Jesus that Jesus Himself turned to the psalms for strength and guidance while He walked on earth. Meister's fresh reflections open up the Book of Psalms for contemporary readers with helpful strategies for praying the psalms with Christian resolve. Grounded in his rich experiences as Presbyterian pastor, entrepreneur, and mission-minded videographer in Latin America and Israel, Meister offers valuable insights into the context, content, and claim of selected psalms. Written with clarity and compassion, Meister's perceptive meditations on these psalms manage the rare combination of deepening both understanding and faith.
Though the Psalms are perhaps the most familiar portion of the Hebrew Bible, they are also among the most difficult to interpret. In this new, thoroughly updated edition of a successful textbook, a respected evangelical Old Testament scholar offers a guide to the book of Psalms that is informed by current scholarship and written at an accessible level. Designed for the undergraduate classroom, it includes photos, sidebars, and other pedagogical aids and features a new interior design.
Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Release Date: 1997
This momentous, critically acclaimed series is truly a people's prayer book, one that provides a diverse and exciting commentary to the traditional liturgy. It will help you find new wisdom and guidance in Jewish prayer, and bring the liturgy into your life. It also has received significant attention in the Christian world. The major sections of the prayer book each are covered in separate volumes in this series. My People's Prayer Book provides in each volume: The traditional Hebrew text A modern translation (designed to let people know exactly what the prayers actually say) Commentators from all perspectives of the Jewish world, some of today's most respected Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayer book's connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments and much more This stunning work, an important expression of the spiritual revival of our times, enables all worshipers to claim their connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book. It rejuvenates Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its power accessible to all.
Author: Kevin Johnson
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: 2011-05-01
First-of-Its-Kind Bible Combines the Full Text of God's Word Translation (GW) with Thousands of Prayers For those interested in centering their prayers on the foundation of Scripture, this Bible will be an encouraging companion to daily Bible reading and prayer. Bestselling author Kevin Johnson presents an approach to the power of biblical prayer by offering Scriptures that inspired them. Readers will pray with more confidence, learning to apply Scripture to their lives and pray words they know God will hear. Ideal for anyone looking to grow closer to God through their prayers, Pray the Scriptures Bible includes these special features: • more than 4,500 new Scripture-specific prayers • a guide to praying the Scriptures • introductions for each book of the Bible • articles based on major categories of prayer • index of prayers that appear in Scripture • topical prayer guide Pray the Scriptures Bible opens an avenue of conversation with God as he speaks to us through his Word, the Bible.
Author: J. Samuel Subramanian
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2007-11-21
The Book of Psalms is one of the most frequently cited books in the New Testament. The Synoptic Evangelists seem to read the Psalms not primarily as prayers but as prophecies of the future. They discovered in its language prophecies concerning the life and ministry of Jesus and attempted to show how Jesus' life was prefigured in the Psalms. Samuel Subramanian examines the topic within the broader use of the Old Testament in the New Testament, that of the prophetic reading of the Psalms in the Synoptic Gospels and in the context of Second Temple Judaism. Although others have treated individual psalm quotations as prophecy, my work is the first to examine all of the psalm quotations within the Synoptic Gospels in this light and the first to demonstrate that these excerpts were used prophetically. In some cases, these psalm quotations were used by the Synoptic Evangelists in a manner that is thought to fulfill a prophecy from or about Jesus within the gospel narratives, even though this particular use of the psalms by the Synoptic Evangelists has not been widely recognized previously. This study shows how similar exegetical techniques of looking for prophecies in the Psalms was practiced by non-Christian Jews of the period.