The Soul of the Psalms | From Ashes to Alleluias (Porter)

The Soul of the Psalms | From Ashes to Alleluias (Porter)


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If you define yourself as a member of that growing category of Christians termed progressive, liberal, contemporary, or emergent, you likely already know that it can be difficult to find resources that speak to your evolving faith, especially resources that are based in scripture and related to the seasons of the liturgical calendar.

In this book, Martha Porter connects the reader with voices from centuries past, illustrating how the very human expressions in the lament Psalms can illumine dimensions of our relationships with each other and ourselves. In Porter's view, these psalms convey the redemption that can be found in relationships of trust, relationships that can bear the full range of speech, including bitterness, fear, disappointment, and even anger. The contemporary psalms which spring from these ancient laments enable the progression "from ashes to alleluias."

Martha Porter
has lived in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and Chicago, and now makes her home in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. She is an experienced minister, counselor, and teacher. With her husband she teaches a class in Contemporary Theology. She is available for retreat leadership, visiting lecturer, or conference speaker. 

Publisher: Saint Johann Press (April 9, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces 

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