Do you need encouragement or comfort? Have you longed to know God and experience His presence? In Songs from the Heart, Dr. Tim Riordan has provided a rich resource, based upon the Psalms, to encourage your spiritual journey and help the Psalms come to life in your heart. Christian Small Publishers Association has chosen "Songs from the Heart" as the 2016 Book of the Year in Bible study and Theology. You will enjoy Dr. Riordan’s easy to read style and personal stories as he guides you through a study that will help you find personal application of God’s Word. Songs from the Heart can be viewed as a devotional book through selected Psalms or as a resource to help you engage in the study of the Bible. It will be a tool to enrich your spiritual life and to challenge you to meet with God in worship. Join Dr. Riordan as he carefully leads you through an overview of this beloved Bible book and then directs you through a more detailed study of thirty different Psalms.
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About the Author
Dr. Tim Riordan is a pastor, a Bible teacher, and a student of scripture. He has spent most of his adult life in Georgia, though he has served churches in Texas and Alabama as well. He currently serves as the senior pastor of SonRise Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia. After receiving a degree in music from the University of Georgia, he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas and a Doctorate of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tim enjoys backpacking and scuba diving and some of his favorite past times include camping with his family. He and his wife, Sandra, have six children and make their home in Newnan, Georgia. You can learn more about Dr. Riordan or contact him through his website at www.timriordan.me.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Cheryl E. Rodriguez for Readers' Favorite Songs From the Heart by Dr. Tim Riordan is a delightful devotional study on the book of Psalms. The author notes that the book of Psalms has been called the “humanity hymnbook.” Holding true to that idea, Dr. Riordan takes you on a journey through the Psalms. However, this study is more than devotional, much more. As you read, you begin to understand that this is a resource for hard times, yet you also realize that the Psalms is a book about discovery. As you read, you discover yourself hidden within the words on its pages. However, even more importantly, you discover things about God, His goodness, loving-kindness, His mercy and grace. You discern His desire for justice and righteousness, his disdain for sin and His longing for the destruction of evil. You discover His passion and compassion for creation. And lastly, you experience the power of exaltation through praise and worship by demonstrating adoration to the Lord Most High. Dr. Tim Riordan sets his study apart from all others I have read by opening up with a fictional story explaining the history behind the Psalms. In the introduction to Songs From the Heart, we are enlightened to the fact that the Jewish people were singing people - music was vital to their culture. Going beyond the historical references and facts, Dr. Riordan engages his readers with personal stories and analogies, making the Psalms relevant to our contemporary times. Furthermore, he breaks down the language and explains the vocabulary of the Psalms by utilizing Hebrew and Greek definitions to enhance the understanding. His love for music and devotion to worshiping God is revealed as well, as he deciphers and decodes the hidden treasures buried within the archaic poetry. By adding “Further Thought Questions” to the end of each chapter, he encourages the reader into a deeper personal study. Dr. Riordan closes his book with an invitation to become a Christian, a member of God’s family. He sincerely and effortlessly describes the plan of salvation. What a perfect conclusion to a great book.