Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness

Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness

by Nan C. Merrill


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Every commentary on the Book of Psalms has had to face the issue that many of these prayers commemorate and celebrate wrath and vengeance. What is needed is not ingenious exegetical rationalization of ancient texts, but the kind of transformation into a work of piety and art that is provided here.Addressed are the needs of a world seeking to counter individual and societal injustices by a global peace born of personal peace through prayer and practice. In short, here is the Book of Psalms recast in the light of the continuing revelation and evolution of the authentic religious spirit of the scriptures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826419064
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/12/2006
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 53,336
Product dimensions: 4.98(w) x 7.72(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Nan C. Merrill is the author of Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness, which has sold 50,000 copies and is in a tenth-anniversary edition. Her widely used Meditations and Mandalas: Simple Songs for the Spiritual Life is also published by Continuum. Merrill founded the monthly newsletter Friends of Silence, served with urban parish teams, facilitated retreats, and was engaged in prison ministry for more than thirty years. She passed away in January 2010.

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