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    DescriptionEvery commentary on the "Book of Psalms" has had to face the issue that many of these prayers commemorate and celebrate wrath and vengeance. What is needed is not ingenious exegetical rationalization of ancient texts, but the kind of transformation into a work of piety and art that is provided here. Addressed are the needs of a world seeking to counter individual and societal injustices by a global peace born of personal peace through prayer and practice. In short, here is the "Book of Psalms" recast in the light of the continuing revelation and evolution of the authentic religious spirit of the scriptures.


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    Title
    Psalms for Praying
    Subtitle
    An Invitation to Wholeness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nan Merrill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780826419064
    ISBN 10: 0826419062
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    Ingram Theme: THEO/MAINLN
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG9
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 37
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CLVSPLPRY
    Ingram Subject Code: RP
    Libri: I-RP
    BISAC V2.8: REL022000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: BSTBOTWIS
    DC22: 223.205209, 223.206, 223/.205209
    BISAC V2.8: REL087000
    LC classification: BS1430.5 .M47 2007
    Thema V1.0: QRMF19
    Edition
    10, Special edition
    Edition statement
    10th Anniversary edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    05 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nan C. Merrill is the author of Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness, which has sold 50,000 copies and is in a tenth-anniversary edition. She lives in Jericho, Vermont, and Hannibal, Missouri.
    Review quote
    "'Merrill has reworked the Psalms in a loving, contemplative manner, which betrays none of the book's original vigor or essence. Rather, in a mode that is fresh and eloquent, Merrill's psalms evoke that deep sense of reverence and soul-stirring dialogue with the divine that is often eclipsed by the fear of the divine. Highly recommended for all libraries.' Library Journal 'A much-needed resource for home liturgies and individual prayer.' Contemporary Spirituality 'The very liveliness of the Psalms causes us to want to say them in our own language. Nan Merrill has done this marvelously, and I'm grateful for this labor of imagination and love.' Madeleine L'Engle 'Merrill allows the Psalms to be something new, fresh, contemporary, and yet themselves.' Walter Wink"
    Back cover copy
    Every commentary on the Book of Psalms has had to face the issue that many of these prayers commemorate and celebrate: wrath and vengeance. What is needed is not ingenious exegitial rationalization of ancient texts, but the kind of transformation into a work of piety and art that Nan Merrill provides.
    Table of contents
    Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition by Nan C. Merrill.; Psalms 1-150.