Thursday, September 2, 2010

Psalms: The Life Change Series

As a blogger for NavPress publishers I had the opportunity to review the newest edition to the Life Change Series of bible study books, A Life Changing Encounter with God's Word from the book of Psalms.  For any one who wishes to have a personal in-depth study of some selections from Psalms of the Old Testament, then this is the perfect book for you.  Although this book is just one from the Life Change series of bible studies, it stands on its own as a complete and independant bible study.  This one hundred page booklet style paperback, has brief as well as simple to understand instructions on how to make the most from the book.  Ten types of Psalms are identified such as worship type psalms, thanksgiving type psalms and forgiveness related psalms-just to name a few.  A chapter is dedicated to ten different categories of psalm.  Select representative psalms from each category are reprinted.  The questions which follow help the reader to understand the meaning and space is available to write down personal thoughts. Optional application and discussion sidebars allow the reader to apply the ideas expressed within the psalms.  The strength of this book is in its flexibility: it can be used for personal devotion or group study.  It also allows the reader to think about the meaning or meanings behind the particular psalms discussed rather than offering one single opinion based commentary.  I recieved a complimentary copy of this book for the purposes of review and the opinions expressed are my own.

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