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How to Use This Study 5
The Book of Psalms (Introduction) 9
1 Prayers of Worship and Praise 13
2 Prayers of Confession and Acknowledgment 21
3 Prayers of Intercession and Supplication 29
4 Prayers of Protection and Deliverance 37
5 Prayers of Vindication and Forgiveness 47
6 Prayers of Renewal and Restoration 55
7 Prayer: Looking to the Past, Planning for the Future 63
8 Prayer and the Apparent Silence of God 71
9 Prayer and Waiting on the Lord 79
10 Prayers of Reward and Thanksgiving 87
Study Aids 95
Posted September 2, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010Psalms: 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.
Posted August 30, 2010
Psalms is a book in the Life Change series by NavPress it would be a great study guide for the individual person or would also be great used in a group setting. Since the layout of this book is very simple and straight forward I think it would be an easy study guide for the new christian or someone a little more seasoned in God's word who wants to do a more in depth study of the book of Psalms.
I really like the clear concise way that each lesson is set up with questions for thought and discussion as well as a section called which are questions that give way for more personal reflection. I would have to say that overall my favorite part of the lesson was the exercise called For Further Study, in this section we are often given scripture to look up on our own that is usually outside the book of Psalms that ties into the lesson we are being taught, so when you finish a lesson in addition to learning more about Psalms you are actually directed to scripture that is very pertinent to what is being taught about Psalms.
I would recommend this book to anyone young or old who is looking for a simple straight forward way to study the book of Psalms.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."