In one of his most enlightening works, C. S. Lewis shares his ruminations on both the form and the mearning of selected Psalms. In the introduction he explains, "I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself," so from neither a scholar's nor an apologist's stance Lewis takes on a tone of thoughtful collegiality as he writes on one of the Bible's most elusive books. Characteristically graceful and lucid, Lewis writes here about the difficulties he has met and the joys he has gained in reading the Psalms. He points out that the Psalms were originally written as songs that should now be read in the spirit of lyric poetry rather than doctrinal treatises or sermons. Drawing from daily life as well as the literary world, Lewis begins to reveal the mystery that often shrouds the Psalms. This book also includes an appendix featuring the full text of selected Psalms and a listing of all the Psalms mentioned and discussed.
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