"While Dietrich Bonhoeffer calls this book 'a short stroll through the Psalms,' it is a valuable guide to these joyful, angry, beautiful, and difficult songs of praise and lament. He terms them 'earthly prayers' that allow us to reflect on the long arc of our salvation history as people beloved of God. More importantly, he reminds us that these ancient words, prayed by Jesus, offer a deep human connection to the God who remains with us and will not abandon us."
The Prayer Book of the Bible
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Jesus died with a psalm on his lips. For millennia, humans have been shaped by the Psalms. And before the Nazis banned him from publishing, German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer published this book on the Psalms.
What comfort is found in the Psalter? What praise, and what challenge? What threat? In the pages of Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible, discover the richness this book of Scripture held for Bonhoeffer, and learn to pray psalms along with Christ.
First published in 1940, this classic reveals how the Psalms are essential to the life of the believer and offers Bonhoeffer's reflections on psalms of thanksgiving, suffering, guilt, praise, and lament. Now with an introduction by Walter Brueggemann and excerpts from the Psalms, Bonhoeffer's timeless work offers contemporary readers ancient wisdom and resources for the living of these days. Includes a biographical sketch of Bonhoeffer written by his friend and biographer Eberhard Bethge.