Reflections on the Psalms

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Harcourt, Brace, 1958 - Religion - 151 pages
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“We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.”

The Psalms were written as songs; we should read them as poetry, in the spirit of lyric, not as sermons or instructions. But they are also shrouded in mystery, and in this careful reading from one of our most trusted fellow travelers, C.S. Lewis helps us begin to reveal their meaning in our daily lives and in the world. Reflecting again and anew on these beloved passages, we can find both joy and difficulty, but also, always, real enlightenment and moments of transcendent grace.

"This book may not tell the reader all he would like to know about the Psalms, but it will tell him a good deal he will not like to know about himself." —Times Literary Supplement

"[Lewis] . . . displays in this volume the same keen insight and gifted tongue that have made him one of the most highly respected essayists using the English language." —Chicago Sunday Tribune

"Full of illuminating observations." —New York Times

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Short but wonderful insights by Uncle Jack as always. - Goodreads
An excellent overview of major themes in the Psalms. - Goodreads
A refreshing overview of the Psalms. - Goodreads

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Classic Lewis: lucid, intense and occasionally profound. I've never read this work before. It doesn't claim to be any sort of commentary, so if you're looking for systematic insights, you're looking ... Read full review

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My temptation is to say the book is brilliant and be done with it. But how does that particular superlative assist the individual? We each of us carry a history of emotions and experiences which ... Read full review

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C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and numerous books on theology. Among his most celebrated achievements are Out of the Silent Planet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and Surprised by Joy.

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