Psalmist I Am – Live through the many emotions of a follower, it’s OK!
By: Ray Abner
West Bow Press – A Division of Thomas Nelson
1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403
978-1449786809, $ 19.95, 2012, 254 pages
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake
A Look at the Transparency and Emotions of the Psalmists
Ray Abner skillfully incorporates three important Bible study elements in his book “Psalmist I Am – Live through the many emotions of a follower, it’s OK!”
• Carefully selected scriptures from the writers of the Psalms, built around similar basic themes
• Helpful guidelines for discovering and recognizing the relevancy of feelings and emotions of the Psalmist with the commonality of our contemporary ethos
• Opportunity for personal reflection and application of the basic truths highlighted in the chosen passage
The format of each chapter is arranged in a manner that encourages pursuing a reflective reading pace through the use of various font sizes and topical side bars with descriptive sub titles and interesting visual illustrations.
Each thematic chapter is provides the reader with guidance into the art of capturing their thoughts similar to the Psalmist in journal form. Ray gives suggestions for applications in subjects of: Praise and worship, prayer, God’s promises, following Him, and salvation in Christ.
“Psalmist I Am – Live through the many emotions of a follower, it’s OK!” is ideal for personal devotions and study, easily adaptable for group study, or one on one mentoring.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.