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Selections from the Book of Psalms: Authorized King James Version (Pocket Canons)
The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the books of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 1999 by Grove Publishing
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I can only give 5* to the book of psalms in any edition BUT of special interest here is the introduction by Bono. Having seem U2 in their early days when Bono was very open and direct about his Christian faith over the years their faith has become less frequently so explicit. Bono's thoughts as to the life of David - his sin and dependence on God's grace for forgiveness - are fresh and encouraging.
The Psalms have always been one of my favorite books of the Bible, and from which I have drawn much wisdom and strength during my life. However, this is extra-special to me because the Foreword was written by none other than Bono, lead vocalist of U2, in which he speaks about his Christian faith and his belief that David, the acknowledged author of the Psalms, was one of the first blues writers.