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Psalm 91: God's Shield of Protection
Psalm 91 has been the soldier's prayer. From the time of the Civil War to present day conflicts, countless soldiers have recorded thousands of stories of miraculous interventions. This Psalm, and its 16 short verses, carry promise of protection from every evil known to man. This book explains the covenant of protection promised in Psalm 91 specifically for military personn ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Impact Christian Books
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The foundation of this book is not based on Baptist, Methodist, Catholic, etc., but simply Christians helping to explain what the chapter Psalm 91 in the Bible means broken down verse by verse as God's promise (contract) with us in protection over bodily, spiritual, emotional, etc harm. He does not promise bad things won't happen only that he will be there with us and at times shield us from what could have been even worse situations. That even when death occurs, affairs in relationships, or a p ...more
I got this book for free at work, and I wasn't expecting too much from it, and I was right. The exegesis of Psalm 91 wasn't particularly well thought out and helpful. In addition, the author seemed to almost take for granted the almost infallibility of the US military. I didn't like that the author didn't seem to even consider the possibility that war is ethically and spiritually problematic for any reason. I wouldn't recommend this book to you, it's not worth your time.
First half of the book was very in depth about God's promises & protections via Psalm 91 (The Soldiers Psalm). The second half had several great testimonies of Psalm 91 in action! The promisises and protection of the Lord were true miracles in action for these men and women. Know that Psalm 91 is not just words but a promise to you from the Lord. Call upon him for protection, give action to these words and you will triumph with His blessing.
I enjoyed the fact that this book gave me a new perspective on Psalm 91, specifically a more literal reading of the psalm. However, I felt that Ruth's theology was a little simplistic and left several important questions unaccounted for.