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Just Finished...

...this book. I have been a fan of Walter Brueggamann ever since seminary when I read his Texts that Linger, Words that Explode. He's a bit of a heady writer, but he writes about the OT with a sense of imagination, story, and applicable truth that for me makes me hungry for that ever so long part of the bible.

His commentary on the psalms is a must read for worship leaders. The psalms are so much a part of the world we live in, we need to be chewing on them all the time.

He approaches this book with a bit of a different perspective that I found really insiteful. He breaks the psalms into three basic categories:

  1. Psalms of Orientation
  2. Psalms of Disorientation
  3. Psalm of New Orientation
He uses this to format to describe a fairly normal spiritual journey that happened in the life of the psalmists, and I think is a good reflection of the journey that we often go through.

Anyhoo...check it out...

ps: despite the sweet 1980's cover art, the book is actually really good. :-)