A Retreat with the Psalms: Resources for Personal and Communal Prayer
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The authors begin with an overview of the history and genres of psalms. They then look at each genre individually and show five ways to experience the psalms in depth as a mirror of our own lives. Combining both biblical research and practical uses, the authors show how to pray the psalms through lectio divina, the daily office, handmade midrash or a visual art, bodily movements, and hymnody. The focus is on praying the psalms in ways that make them our own and on praying them in and through the life of Christ.
With its specific prayer suggestions, samples of psalms, and a prayer service for each genre, this book is appropriate for personal and group use for all denominations. It's particularly recommended for individual and group retreats, retreat directors, bible study groups, prayer groups, spiritual support groups, lectionary study groups, liturgy group members, and anyone who prays the psalms daily, especially in community. 138764 Endres et al, John C. Endres, Elizabeth Liebert