Although typically thought of as hymns of praise to God, The Psalms of David are so much more. They are invoked to comfort and instruct; to lament and inspire; to bless, as well as to curse,. In tone, they span the gamut of human emotions from ecstasy to despair, grief to relief, fear to awe, indignation to remorse, and rage to love. In short, The Psalms are a fabulously rich gold mine whose ore has not been extracted for lack of tools.
With its unique index classifying all 150 psalms by purpose, theme, mood, and audience, this book rectifies that major shortcoming and makes the psalms accessible to the English speaking public-whatever one's affiliation-who can benefit from their wisdom and guidance. That, and a translation which engages the reader emotionally, should prove a resource for those who are suffering or directionless-to find solace, gain wisdom and receive a new awareness. In addition, a new chapter recommends psalms fo special situations such as before surgery, when undergoing adivorce/break-up, for the seriously ill, for a barren couple, etc.
The Psalms of David, truly a Book for all reasons!