The book was the main cover of the magazine and was the featured book for the publication.
In "A year of daily devotions in the Psalms" - My Rock; My Refuge (Hodder and Stoughton, hardback, £12.99) - founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Man- hattan, USA, Timothy Keller, with Kathy Keller, has adapted the 150 Psalms - what Martin Luther dubbed "a mini Bible" - into 365 daily readings. While the author accepts that the Psalms are the "divinely inspired devotional book", he maintains that most readers need the help of a guide, if only on an initial reading, and so each daily quotation from a Psalm is accompanied by a reflection and a prayer. Five pages of notes list the many sources drawn upon for this supporting material, including C S Lewis, George Herbert, John Newton and Charles Wesley.
Each devotion is for a specific date... a passage from a psalm is printed in full, followed by a brief meditation... readers of the book are advised to use it to prompt their keeping of a daily prayer journal.
Here is a daily devotional book which will undoubtedly widen the horizons and the hopes of readers, through some of the finest religious poetry (which is what the Psalms are) ever written, a pinnacle of Jewish worship which all Christians can share.
Timothy specialises in connecting the ancient truths of the Bible with our everyday issues ... This would be an excellent gift for someone who is drawn to the poetic books of the Bible or for those who seek some routine in their time with God each day.
Every day there are five or six verses of a Psalm, followed by a comment and a prayer. It could be a useful tool for family prayers.
I am a sucker for books like this - something to keep me on the biblical straight and narrow...I love this book.
Short, insightful devotions, packed with wisdom and practical application - a good daily diet!