Heart Psalms: Songs of the Heart

Heart Psalms: Songs of the Heart

by Ana Lisa de Jong


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ISBN-13: 9781988557106
Publisher: Lang Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 12/12/2018
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 551,467
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Heart Psalms: Songs of the Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Ana Lisa’s poetry is rich, beautiful and worthy of our time and reflection. This collection is even better than her previous books. I love the way that she illustrates this book with her own photos of New Zealand. They too are worthy of meditation and reflection. I hope that you enjoy this book as much as I have as I am sure it will nourish your soul in the same way that it has nourished mine.
PadrePapi 20 days ago
Like the book of Psalms in Hebrew scripture, these poetic prayers from Ana Lisa de Jong may well function as a libretto, not just for worship but all of life. Also like the psalms of scripture, these offerings provide a “way to heaven,” an opportunity to know more fully our creator God. “Capturing beauty with the camera is another way to heaven,” she rightly writes of the accompanying photos by Carol Haines. Arranged under three subheadings, Still, Sing, and Praise, these poems present a variety of windows through which to find meaning, wonder, and the chance to better understand and build one’s own relationship with God. The lovely, and un-named, poem from the page of dedication provides a lens through which the entire work may be seen: “I thanked God for you and He said, They are simply Me, come to you through a thousand different means and counting. Counting? You cannot measure all the ways I love you. But begin.” Each and every page is worthy of being counted. Each line, in fact, is to be measured as an awareness of the coming of God. Ana Lisa de Jong asks, in the poem WHAT IF, “What do we find when we reach the end? That there’s more beyond again.” It’s an analogy of life itself, it also reminds the reader to circle back through the volume for another go to retrieve the blessings of which each poem is composed.