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You and God in the Psalms
List Price: $20.00
PAPERBACK , 208 pp , 5.5 x 8.5
- Morehouse Publishing
- ISBN-13: 978-0-8192-2308-1
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Sometimes it’s hard for people to reconcile their lives in this chaotic, energized, nonsensical world with their faith in God. They want to know what’s really true, what they can count on, what they can build their futures on. They want their lives to matter. And yet to them the Bible often seems merely to be an ancient book about dead people who had no idea of the stresses and fears and challenges of living today.
This straightforward, real-world devotional guide is designed to help people of all ages connect powerfully with the God of the Bible as revealed in the Psalms—the Bible’s songbook. Within the exquisitely emotional lyrics in these songs, young readers will find all the feelings, struggles, and fears they face each day. And they’ll find the spiritual resources to help them thrive.
Using 90 selected passages from the Psalms, Peter Wallace has put together a stimulating new devotional full of fresh ideas for finding ways to connect with God, with one another, and with the world at large. As a result, readers will gain encouragement and strength to face their uncertain world with the wisdom and love of the God who so deeply loves them.
“Peter Wallace is a beautiful thinker and a deep, humane soul; this book distills that beauty and reveals that depth. We could ask for no better guide to the comfort, the wisdom--and the poetry--that the Psalms hold for us searchers.” —Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
“Peter Wallace understands the power of the psalms, and the need to engage them—all of them, praise and lament and confusion alike. Through the use of his own experience—his own inner life—he opens up each of the psalms for us so that we can see them anew, while in his concluding prayers for each section, he acknowledges the difficulty of many of these texts, the trials in many of our lives—and the ongoing goodness of God.” —Greg Garrett, author of Crossing Myself
Peter Wallace is the producer and host of “Day1,” the weekly national, ecumenical radio program broadcast on 160 stations coast-to-coast and online. The vice president of production for Altanta-based Alliance for Christian Media, he is the author of seven devotional books, and winner of the 2005 Polly Bond Award of Excellence for Books.
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Get Connected to an Authentic, Living Faith through the Psalms with Day1’s Peter Wallace
(New York, NY) – Often, it’s hard for people, young or old, to reconcile their lives in this chaotic, energized, nonsensical world with their faith in God. We all want our lives to matter, to have meaning, yet the Bible may seem out of touch – an ancient book about dead people, who had no idea of the stresses and fears and challenges of living today.
Using 90 selected Psalms as a basis for meditations, author Peter Wallace— producer and host of the national radio broadcast Day1—has put together a stimulating, new devotional guide, full of fresh ways for connecting with God, with one another, and with the world at large. It is newly available from Morehouse Publishing:
Connected: You and God in the Psalms, Peter Wallace
Morehouse $18.00 Paper 176 pgs 5.5 X 8.5 ISBN: 978-0-8192-2308-1
**Review copies, interviews, and excerpts available on request.**
Wallace provides a straightforward, contemporary reading of the ancient songs to help readers connect personally and powerfully with the God of the Bible as revealed in the Psalms—the Bible’s songbook. Within the exquisitely emotional lyrics in these songs, readers will find all the feelings, struggles, and fears they face each day. Plus, they’ll find the spiritual resources to help them live authentic, meaningful lives.
While the book will delight people of any age, from high school into adulthood, it should hold considerable appeal for spiritual seekers, says Wallace, “especially young people who are ready to define and explore their own personal faith, who want to feel accepted while being prodded and challenged, who want to learn more about God without being judged or dismissed, and who are ready to build an authentic place for themselves in the family of God.”
Wallace frames each psalm within a brief, two-page chapter, tagged with a single-word theme, issue or topic, and featuring a narrative meditation. This unique design, plus an index, is attractive for reading the book from start to finish, or is particularly useful for zeroing in on a particular feeling or spiritual question anytime along the way. The writing style is conversational and contemporary, and each chapter concludes with a prayer.
Peter Wallace is the producer and host of “Day1,” the weekly national, ecumenical radio program broadcast on 160 stations coast-to-coast and online. The vice president of production for Atlanta-based Alliance for Christian Media, he is the author of seven devotional books, and winner of the 2005 Polly Bond Award of Excellence for Books.
The new book can be ordered through any Episcopal, religious, or secular bookstore; through any online bookseller, or direct from the publisher by calling 800-242-1918 or by visiting www.churchpublishing.org.
Headquartered in New York City, Church Publishing Incorporated is the official publisher of worship materials for the Episcopal Church, and publishes a variety of trade books through its Seabury, Church Publishing, and Morehouse Publishing imprints.
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