Item description for Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditations on Psalms by Edwin H. Robertson...
Overview Eloquent, incisive, encouraging, and challenging--Bonhoeffer invites readers to find in the Psalm both a path toward rest in God and a call to Christ-like living as followers of the Lord Jesus.
Publishers Description The only way to understand the Psalms is on your knees, the whole congregation praying the words of the Psalms with all its strength. ---Dietrich Bonhoeffer At the time of his execution by the Nazis in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not quite forty years old. Yet already, his influence as a theologian was felt not only in Germany, but throughout the world. His interactions with the Psalms reveal a passionate heart and brilliant mind grappling with the Bible s eternal truths and their application to human nature and temporal realities. Dietrich Bonhoeffer s Meditations on Psalms is vintage Bonhoeffer: eloquent, incisive, encouraging, challenging, inviting us to find in the Psalms both a path toward repose in God and a call to Christlike living and practical action as followers of the Lord Jesus. Also available Dietrich Bonhoeffer s Prison Poems Dietrich Bonhoeffer s Christmas Sermons"
Citations And Professional Reviews Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Meditations on Psalms by Edwin H. Robertson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 74
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Praying (reading) the Psalms with a modern martyr, pastor, theologian, and Christian thinker Feb 2, 2007
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I have to admit to you, the Psalms never excited me. Besides the handful key verses from Psalms (e.g. 119:11), the rest of the Psalters were too melo-dramatic for my taste (too much talk about enemies, sorrow, despair). Reading Bonhoeffer's thoughts on the glory and splendor of God, of our Savior and Messiah has been a very humbling and teaching experience.
Previously (2002) published as "My Soul Finds Rest" (identical content).
For me, the Psalms came alive, with spiritual father Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer memorized, meditated, and drew a deep spiritual manna from the Psalms. Now I have a better appreciating for why the Orthodox liturgy (based on St. John Chrysostom - the gold mouth, and St. Basil) is infused with Psalm verses (Psalmody) and whole passages, and why the Psalms have been known across the centuries in the West as "the he treasury of the Church's finest prayers" (Psalters).
Now when I read, pray, and sing, the Psalms I make sure to use a Bible that has titles and notes (explanatory and devotional) for each Psalm.