Reflections on the Psalms (Harvest Book)

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Lewis writes here about the difficulties he has met or the joys he has gained in reading the Psalms. He points out that the Psalms are poems, intended to be sung, not doctrinal treatises or sermons. Proceeding with his characteristic grace, he guides readers through both the form and the meaning of these beloved passages in the Bible.

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"Lewis's words appear often in my Mitford series---where would the Christian thinker be without Lewis? He is pivotal."--Jan Karon "Illuminating and rewarding reading."--Christian Herald   In one of his most enlightening works, C.S. Lewis shares his ruminations on both the form and the meaning of selected Psalms. In the introduction he explains, "I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself," so from neither a scholar's nor an apologist's stance, Lewis takes on a tone of thoughtful collegiality as he writes on one of the Bible's most elusive books. Characteristically graceful and lucid, Lewis cautions that the Psalms were originally written as songs that should now be read in the spirit of lyric poetry rather than as doctrinal treatises or sermons. Drawing from daily life as well as the literary world, Lewis begins to reveal the mystery that often shrouds the Psalms. This book also includes an appendix featuring the full text of selected Psalms and a listing of all the Psalms mentioned and discussed.   "For the last thirty years of his life no other Christian writer in this country had such an influence on the general reading public as C.S. Lewis."--The Times Literary Supplement (London)   C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and numerous books on theology. Among his most celebrated achievements are Out of the Silent Planet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and Surprised by Joy.

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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.

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