Book Review: The Voice of Psalms

I wanted to like this book, but I just didn’t.  It’s not written in a way that I could appreciate, but I’m also not a poetry lover.  I was hoping for more of a study guide for Psalms, because once again, not being a poetry lover, Psalms is hard for me to relate to!  I’m more of James, Matthew or Proverbs kinda Christian, just tell me exactly what I need to do!

Technically I was looking for a study guide that would take each  chapter and give commentary, this book does not do that.  It may have a commentary on one chapter, then skip three or four chapters and then give more commentary.  The pros are that you can carry this book with you and have a book of Psalms, which nice.  I was just longing for more explanation of the lyrically written Psalms.

I have several friends that would (I think) love this book, they are excellent writers and poetry thinkers, which is what is needed to appreciate this book.

Technically the book starts out with reading plans which are very helpful.  These plans include a reading plan for Lent, Advent, and Forty Day Reading Plans.

I’m not ruling out all “Voice” books, there’s a Voice of Matthew book and Voice of Hebrews that I might check out.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers 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 http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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