Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible

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Broadleaf Books
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5.47 X 7.38 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author
Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most well-known and beloved theologians of the twentieth century. Renowned for his classic works Life Together and The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoefferâ (TM)s legacy took on another dimension when he was imprisoned and executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He is past President of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of several books from Cascade Books, including: A Pathway of Interpretation, David and His Theologian, Divine Presence amid Violence, Praying the Psalms (2nd ed.), and The Role of Old Testament Theology in Old Testament Interpretation.(2011), Remember You Are Dust (2012), Embracing the Transformation (2013), and The Practice of Homefulness (2014).

"While Dietrich Bonhoeffer calls this book 'a short stroll through the Psalms, ' it is a valuable guide to these joyful, angry, beautiful, and difficult songs of praise and lament. He terms them 'earthly prayers' that allow us to reflect on the long arc of our salvation history as people beloved of God. More importantly, he reminds us that these ancient words, prayed by Jesus, offer a deep human connection to the God who remains with us and will not abandon us." --Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota, The Cloister Walk, and Acedia & Me

"It was Bonhoeffer's take on Jesus that eventually led to his early death at the hands of the Nazis. He was a Christ-centered theologian. All that Bonhoeffer did as a Christian was derived from that central focus. In these pages, Bonhoeffer demonstrates his deft exegetical skill as he reads the Psalms with a christological focus. It is continued evidence of the depth of his insights that his Christ-centered interpretation remains relevant today." --Reggie L. Williams, author of Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus and professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary

"This book is a classic, plain and simple. As a classic it has stood the test of time, not simply because it has functioned as an expert guide to the prayer book of the Bible but because it has served for decades to nurture Christians in the way of prayer--wholehearted, gutsy, honest-to-God prayer--and will surely continue to do so for generations to come." --W. DAVID O. TAYLOR, associate professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life

"Here an extraordinary Christian shows us the power of Israel's Psalms to renew our minds in Christ, as well as the spiritual alertness and discipline that entails. Framed by the later witnesses of Bethge and Brueggemann, this small yet beautifully complete volume testifies to how Bonhoeffer kept the faith of Christ in extreme times, as we must do." --Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke University