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Everyday Psalms: 150 Meditations for Living the Lord's Songs

Composer: Alan J. Hommerding
Format: Paperback Book
Product: 001759
ISBN: 978-1-58459-433-8
Unit: Each
Price: $12.95
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Meditation on the psalms has never been more inventive! Focusing on just one verse from each of the psalms, each daily meditation includes commentary on the selection together with a prayer and a modest activity rooted in that day’s reflection. The psalm then links to a New Testament passage bringing to light a wealth of new insights. This travel-sized book holds the key to daily meditation, especially for those who are on-the-go!
Topic:  Psalms
"Alan Hommerding is to be commended for breathing new life into the Book of Psalms. He has selected specific verses from the Psalms, offering brief prayers based on each verse as well as practical suggestions for "living the prayer." As a rabbi, I was especially impressed that he has succeeded in showing us how people of any faith could apply these ancient texts to their real-life experiences. In doing so, he has brought these revered sacred words down to earth."
Michael Sternfield
Senior Rabbi, Chicago Sinai Congregation

"Insightful, inspiring, uplifting, spiritually powerful --- these are the words I would use to endorse this book of meditations on the Psalms. Alan Hommerding, noted liturgist, unlocks the hidden meaning of the Psalms through a unique format: a brief biblical explanation of a psalm verse, a creative prayer incorporating the meaning of that verse, a contemporary and practical suggestion for living that verse, and finally a New Testament citation connecting to the psalm verse. These one-minute meditations are especially suited for busy people. A reader of this book will profit much in mind and heart and will gain a new love of these ancient Psalms which Jesus himself prayed.
These one-minute meditations are pure gold."
Donald W. Trautman
Bishop of Erie

"If the psalter is a school of prayer, then Everyday Psalms is sure to become one of its cherished teachers. Alan Hommerding’s reflections on the psalms bring clarity, contemporary awareness, and even humor to their timeless poetry. Grounded in an authentic faith and written in provocative, accessible, and unsentimental language, this book will provide people of faith, including music ministers--especially cantors and lectors—with a welcome companion for understanding and incorporating the psalms into their daily prayer lives."
Joe Simmons
Cantor Clinician, Author and Recording Artist

"This simple book is a remarkable demonstration of how the psalms can deepen our prayer and shape our manner of living. Drawing on personal prayer and experience, Alan Hommerding provides an accessible model for using the psalms to encounter God more deeply and to live discipleship more consciously and fully. Any reader completing these 150 meditations will immediately want to start over—and will know how to do so."
Kathleen Harmon SNdeN

"This little prayer book offers a great deal: a method for entering the spirituality of the psalms, a method for making this spirituality concrete in daily living, a method for connecting God's word across two Testaments.  I recommend this book to anyone who wishes, as Hommerding did, to make the psalms a formative part of faithful daily living."
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, C.Pp.S.
Director of the Institute for Liturgical Ministry in Dayton, OH
Size:  5½ x 8½
Length:  159 pages
Copyright:  Copyright © 2009, World Library Publications

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