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Learning to Pray Through the Psalms

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Weariness. Wonder. Joy. Longing. Anger. These are the feelings of the Psalms: honest expressions of pain and joy penned by real people in the midst of real life circumstances. Though they were written centuries ago, the Psalms still resonate deeply with us today, giving voice to our thoughts and longings:"Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD." (Psalm 130:1) "God is our r ...more
Paperback, 227 pages
Published January 12th 2006 by IVP Books (first published December 12th 2005)
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Greg Stadter
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Going through 10 various Psalms this book is like being invited into someone else's personal time with the Lord, and thereby growing in your own way of connecting with God through Sire's example. Each Psalm is given great background into its context and while the reader is guided along in prayer there is adequate freedom to pray from one's own heart. I definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to grow in praying Scripture or just looking to grow in their personal quiet times with the Lord ...more
Brook Maturo
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the straightforward practicality of this book as well as its theological depth. Usually you get one or the other so the combination was refreshing. James Sire brings his academic approach to a very practical use as he guides us through praying psalms. While this wasn't my introduction to the concept and I wouldn't call it a dramatic life-changed, it is the best treatment of it I've read and is a helpful building block for fashioning a strong interest life.
Luke
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that you hate to see come to an end. I enjoyed how he worked with 10 Psalms, including some of my favorites. I enjoy reading the Psalms and he gave me new insights. The good news is I see he has another book - Praying the Psalms of Jesus, or something like that.
Sydney
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love books like this that break down Scripture for me. This book helped me study deeper into the book of Psalms. I recommend reading alone for quiet time with God and also using the questions at the end of each Psalm for a group Bible study.
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book to help with praying scriptures
Doug
Jan 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
outstanding--used this for personal devotions several years ago & used a few chapters to good effect in a small group, college ministry setting.
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I spent a year going through this book (one chapter each month) and really appreciated how Sire was willing to tackle "difficult" Psalms like Psalm 137.
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James W. Sire is a Christian author, speaker, and former editor for InterVarsity Press.

Sire has been an officer in the Army, a college professor of English literature, philosophy and theology, the chief editor of InterVarsity Press, a lecturer at over two hundred universities around the world and the author of twenty books on literature, philosophy and the Christian faith. His book The Universe Ne
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