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A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble Paperback – March 26, 2009
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"Paul Tripp writes out of the experience of his own suffering and his skill as a pastor/counselor in helping people through times of trouble. He knows what it is like to go through the storms of life, but more importantly, he knows where to find shelter. This book will help anyone who is hoping to find refuge."
—Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
"Can one psalm really change your life? It can if you dig deeply enough. A Shelter in the Time of Storm is Paul Tripp at his finest-excavating Psalm 27 with clarity, potency, and straight-to-the-heart relevance. When troubles come knocking, do yourself a favor: let this book teach you how to treasure no less than 52 life-transforming truths from this grace-filled psalm."
—Dave Harvey, Pastor of Preaching, Four Oaks Community Church, Tallahassee, Florida; author, When Sinners Say I Do and Am I Called?
About the Author
Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries, professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary, and executive director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care, under the auspices of the Association of Biblical Counselors. He has written a number of popular books on Christian living, including What Did You Expect?, Dangerous Calling, Sex and Money, and New Morning Mercies. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Luella and they have four grown children. For more information and resources visit paultrippministries.org.
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Tripp's new book, A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble, is a series of 52 meditations on various aspects of Psalm 27. This is not a verse by verse commentary, but rather a series of mediations that are designed to help the reader meditate on and apply the truths of this Psalm to their lives and circumstances. The author describes his approach to the Psalm this way:
"I have approached the psalm like a wood butcher. The wood butcher cuts into a log, looking for boards with a particularly interesting or elegant grain, and cuts them out like a meat butcher would do with a fine steak. Then he places them next to other boards of similar beauty and assembles them into a table, a chair, or a fine wooden box. He assembles the pieces intentionally to help others see their individual and collective beauty in a way they wouldn't without his eyes and his hands. I have cut into the log of Psalm 27 and pulled out themes of interesting and elegant grain and assembled them into a picture of how to live with hope in God in a world that is fallen." (pp.10).
I found his meditations on this psalm to be extremely encouraging, helpful and penetrating! Dr. Tripp's counseling experience has given him a great deal of insight about how our hearts and minds react in times of trouble, frustration and challenge.Read more ›
The kindle book was formatted extremely poorly (paragraph breaks, alignment all jacked up) and the material was "average" and certainly not Tripp-like (I have read a few of Paul's books and I am always helped by them). In this work, Tripp certainly is not at his best and he gets very redundant and hits "identity" over and over and over again. I also felt like the devotions for each chapter were loosely based upon an exegesis of Psalm 27.
Overall: I felt like I was reading ramblings from his quiet times. I didn't feel like I was getting a resource that was going to fuel my own quiet times. Further, the book cost too much for the content.
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Such an encouraging read through any struggle or trial, always pointing to God's Word.Published 3 months ago by C. Whitten
This book has been of great use to me and something I have joyfully gifted to others, also.Published 5 months ago by Elizabeth E. Knussman
Very thought provoking insights on Psalm 27. I highly recommend this.Published 10 months ago by N. Dickson
Excellent read for devotional and meditation on God's word and your life.Published 12 months ago by Robert P. Paine Jr.