The Word of Promise - The Gift of Psalms

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Experience beloved Scripture passages as read by the world's finest talents!

The Psalms, more than any other book in all of Scripture, give voice to the human experience of God. The Gift of Psalms padded hardcover book beautifully presents excerpts from 50 of the best-loved Psalms with stirring devotions to inspire you and connect you more deeply with God.

Three CDs include 30 spoken Psalms from The Word of Promise™ Old Testament Audio Bible, ...

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Overview

Experience beloved Scripture passages as read by the world's finest talents!

The Psalms, more than any other book in all of Scripture, give voice to the human experience of God. The Gift of Psalms padded hardcover book beautifully presents excerpts from 50 of the best-loved Psalms with stirring devotions to inspire you and connect you more deeply with God.

Three CDs include 30 spoken Psalms from The Word of Promise™ Old Testament Audio Bible, enhanced by a fully orchestrated music score and devotional content, read by the world's finest talent, including: Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Sean Astin, Richard Dreyfuss, Harry Hamlin, Marcia Gay Harden, Stacy Keach, Jesse McCartney, Malcolm McDowell, Gary Sinise, and Michael York.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418534370
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Pages: 106
  • Sales rank: 1,031,355
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Bible Study starter book

    As a pastor, I read a lot. And I mean a lot. I was impressed with the ease of readability of The Word of Promise The Gift of Psalms. I was able to read the entire book in various breaks throughout two days.

    But don't let this quick read be a deterrent believing it is not packed with valuable information. The phrasing and insight given is not a regular part of my vernacular. The words and insight have brought healing to me, and to many persons in whom I counsel.

    My only frustration with the book is that it does not cover all 150 Psalms. There are many wonderful Psalms that the book seemed to overlook or pass off as seemingly unhelpful to the discerning reader. Therefore, I would not recommend this book as a study tool for the Psalms, but I would recommend this book as a way to be introduced to Bible Study.

    But after-all, it is only a devotional.

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  • Posted April 23, 2009

    I loved it!

    I was extremely impressed with everything about this book. It is wonderfully constructed from front cover to the beautiful paper. You just want to pick it up and read and never put it down! The passages are wonderful alone, but then you get to read the devotionals along with a prayer. Each one is uplifting and inspirational. I loved the fact that it came with CD's so I could listen to them when I didn't have the time to read but needed to hear the inspiration. I would have liked to have them all on CD's, however most were. I would recommend this to any one, Psalms is a wonderful section of the bible filled with awesome reading... This is a great read for anyone in need of some inspiration in their life. It would make a wonderful gift.

    I keep this on my bedside table and will read it over and over again. Beautifully written and read on CD.

    I was quite surprised to see the names/faces of some of the readers. I originally thought it would be no name people. I was impressed to find I knew or knew of them all.

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  • Posted March 25, 2009

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    Good to read...ok to listen

    The Gift of Psalms is simply described as dramatic readings of portions of the book of Psalm. Dramatic is the key word because that's how many of the different passages are read. On this Audio set you will find many actors such as Gary Sinse from CSI: NY who read through the various passages.

    I admit, I have never been a big fan of audio bibles, so I already walked into this thing kind of jaded. While the reading of scripture was what I expected it to be, I did enjoy the audio commentary before each scripture reading. The CD set comes with a book that has the written transcriptions of everything read, and can be a great addition to someone's personal daily devotions - especially the one on the run. You can listen to this in your car or in your favorite music player as you workout.

    While you're not going to get any type of real expositional glances into these passages of scripture, you will find a 'Daily Bread" type of inspirational devotion. It wouldn't be something that I bought for myself personally, but it would make a great gift for those who like audio bibles and are attracted to the fact the these passages are dramatically read by famous actors and celebrities. If you want a more in depth look at the Psalms, I would recommend The Treasury of David by Spurgeon.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

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    The Gift of Psalms

    The Gift of Psalms<BR/><BR/>What a surprise to find this to be true. The Gift. And so it is. That¿s the least I can say about the Word of Promise CD version of the Psalms. <BR/><BR/>I did hesitate when I saw the list of actors chosen to read. I mean really. A British actor, a CSI chief, a detective and a comedian and more? Michael York, Gary Sinise, Stacy Keach and Jason Alexander are only a few of the big name celebrities participating. <BR/><BR/>But from the moment Michael York¿s voice resonated through out the room, I was hooked. Gary Sinise followed and made the scripture come alive. And so it continued throughout the series.<BR/>The devotionals following each reading are both inciteful and thought provoking.<BR/>I highly recommend this Gift. The price is quite reasonble ($19.99) and any user will be blessed.

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  • Posted February 8, 2009

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    nice book

    I have received and finished The Gift of Psalms from Thomas Nelson to review. This book includes fifty Psalms with devotional thoughts for each one. Three CD¿s are included to provide an audio version of 30 of the Psalms and devotions.<BR/> The book is beautiful in appearance and layout. The 50 Psalms are well-chosen and the devotional thoughts stir the heart and encourage the reader. <BR/> There were several things about this book that I did not like though. First, the CD¿s only include 30 of the Psalms. At first I thought every other Psalm from the book would be on the audio but this wasn¿t the case. Second, only a portion of the Psalm is printed while the audio included a reading of the Psalm in its entirety. This was confusing to me as well to be following along with the book and have some of the verses left out. Another distraction to me was how the readers changed for each Psalm. Some of the readers were better readers than others. I would have preferred one voice for the reading of the Psalm and one for the reading of the devotional thought. Finally, I heard some repititions of sentences on the audio as well as some typographical errors in the book.<BR/> The Psalms on praise blessed me and reminded me to always praise the Lord. Another Psalm that was encouraging was Psalm 96, which talks about singing a new song to the Lord. Many of these Psalms were great reminders to me of God¿s love and faithfulness.

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  • Posted January 28, 2009

    Sliced and Diced Psalms

    There are a few things I would want to know about this book before buying. First, the devotionals written by Lori Jones to accompany each psalm are wonderful. They are easily the best part of this book.<BR/>Second, the psalms are often radically cut down, for example Psalm 145 as printed in the book has only verses 3,4,8,9,13,14,15,16,17,18,19. I think presenting the Psalm written out, but missing various verses is a little strange. It would be especially strange for those who are extremely familiar with the Psalms and would miss the known verses.<BR/>Third, in each of the Psalms there are several random words in italics. There are 2-5 or so in each one and they are SO RANDOM. I have no idea what rhyme or reason was applied when choosing which words to italicize. It threw me off while I was reading so I wish they had left italics out altogether. <BR/>Fourth, even though most of the Psalms printed in the book are excerpts, the psalms are read in their entirety on the three CD's that come with the book. Not all of the psalms are read, only 30. But not only is the psalm read but also the devotional thought that accompanied it is read. There is a quiet instrumental presence in the background that I did not find disturbing. The quality of the readings is very good. I would rather read it than listen to it, but for those that enjoy audio books, this would probably be well-liked.

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