on June 23, 2010
I don't believe I can adequately express in word the influence or importance this book has had in my journey. The irony is that in this book Dr. Anderson teaches us how to express those deeper feelings to God via praying the Psalms. As we pray them, we move to a deeper, greater encounter with a loving God. I would be doing you a HUGE disservice if I did not express the importance of having this tool in your arsenal.
Generally the basic prayers we are taught, and how we're taught to pray, I would equate with being the B-league in baseball. I would equate praying the Psalms with being on the All-Star team in baseball. I'm not at all saying that if you don't pray the Psalms, that your prayers are meaningless. That's absolutely not the case at all. God hears us right where we are, and with whatever capacity we have. What I am saying, is if you want to experience a deeper and closer encounter with God, then this is where you need to be.
Praying the Psalms gives us a voice when we often don't know what to pray, but know that there's something in our heart to pray. Over the past few days, I have been able to more fully express my fears, concerns, inadequacies, and more to God; and truly have them laid at His feet. I've come to understand more fully that the trappings of life that we all desire don't come close to being in the presence of and having a deep encounter with the Most High. I've been able to fully experience what's known as the "sweet spot" where everything is just laid bare at the feet of a loving God.
Do yourself a huge favor, and get this valuable resource/tool for your walk with God. You will never be the same, and you will not regret it.
on December 16, 2013
We used this book in a Reading Group at church and it opened minds and hearts to the Psalms. It has transformed many of prayer lives. When I cannot find the words in prayer, talking back to God, using His words , fills the void. Wonderful book!
on June 20, 2014
Lynn's insights, teaching, sharing, and praying of the Psalms have actually changed my life. It has helped get my heart open and helped me feel in a much more healthy way. If you want help with your emotions or your walk with God, read this and get anything else you can find by Lynn about the Psalms!