Deeper Places

Deeper Places : Experiencing God in the Psalms

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People typically have two ways of thinking about spirituality. Either they have accepted the false reality that they can only know about God, without knowing him personally, or they have romanticized spirituality to such an extent that it becomes far too otherworldly. In either case, expectations are lowered, and they live in spiritual bankruptcy, feeling like spiritual failures. Pastor and musician Matthew Jacoby sets the Psalms to music as they were intended, performing them with his band, Sons of Korah, for over fifteen years. In the Psalms, he has discovered a portrait of authentic spirituality that helps us journey from deep sadness to profound joy. Jacoby gives readers an in-depth look at the Psalms as a pathway to intimate and satisfying relationship with God.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0801015200
  • 9780801015205
  • 362,522

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What will you find when you allow yourself to go deeper? You're not satisfied with the dry ground of religious intellectualism. You're not satisfied with just dipping your toes into a shallow spirituality. You want to know the heart of God more intimately. You want to encounter God in the deep places. In Deeper Places, pastor and musician Matthew Jacoby shares a rich portrait of authentic spirituality that will help you dive deep beneath the surface to experience the kind of profound joy that the psalmists sang about. For over fifteen years, Jacoby has been studying the Psalms and setting them to music as they were intended. Now he gives you an in-depth look at the Psalms as a pathway to an intimate and satisfying relationship with God. "Few have understood the Psalms as well as Matthew Jacoby. He has sung them, taught them, and lived them for as long as he can remember. As such, he is a worthy guide for those seeking the more authentic, biblical, and earthy faith found in them."--Alan Hirsch, author, The Faith of Leap, Untamed, and Right Here, Right Now

"Deeper Places is about knowing God, not knowing about God. Jacoby's insights made me want to do something I'd not done for years: to make reading the Psalms a daily part of my life with God."--Gary W. Moon, director of the Dallas Willard Center at Westmont College; author, Apprenticeship with Jesus

"This collection of thoughtful reflections on the Psalms is beautifully written and heartfelt. This is a book to be savored."--Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center; author, Invitation to Solitude and Silence

"Matthew Jacoby is a musician, a theologian, and a pastor--a unique blending of calling and gifting that makes him ideally equipped to explore the ancient Hebrew songbook."--Stuart Briscoe, author, broadcaster, international speaker Matthew Jacoby is the teaching pastor at Barrabool Hills Baptist Church in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and the leading member of the Psalms project band Sons of Korah. He has a doctorate in philosophical theology from the University of Melbourne.
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About Matthew Jacoby

Matthew Jacoby is the teaching pastor at Barrabool Hills Baptist Church in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, and the leading member of the Psalms project band Sons of Korah. Matthew has a doctorate in philosophy and theology from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He teaches often on the spirituality of the Psalms.
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