About this Book
The Psalm 119 Experience: A Devotional Journey You Will Not Forget, invites you to discover a secret. In this inspiring devotional, you’ll find daily encouragement for the challenges you face in life. Through five devotionals for each of the twenty-two sections in Psalm 119 you’ll gain fresh insights into how God’s word both challenges and consoles.
Through this unique experience, author John Kramp invites readers to think, reflect, and to feel, to have an experience with God through this powerful, poetic psalm. If you chose to download the twenty-two songs written for each section (available on iTunes), readers will be able to memorize this entire psalm, drawing on the power of words and music to lock God’s truth in your mind in heart.
Imagine a day in the future when you will write in your journal, “Walked around the block repeating the 119th Psalm in great comfort.” On that day, you’ll understand the secret that Christians through centuries of church history have discovered; experiencing the Psalm 119 will change your walk with God for the rest of your life.
About the Author
John Kramp formerly led as division president of the Church Resources division at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, Tennessee. He has earned degrees from Baylor University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Kramp’s books include On Track Leadership, Out of Their Faces and Into Their Shoes (an ECPA Gold Medallion Award finalist) and Getting Ahead by Staying Behind. In addition, he wrote the music and adapted the words to the popular worship song, “The Touch of the Master’s Hand.”
I love the Psalms, reading and studying them and Psalm 119 is probably my second favorite (after Psalm 100). So when I saw this book I wanted to check it out. I must say I am glad I did!
The author takes the 22 sections of Psalm 119 into 22 chapters designed to be read one chapter per week. Each chapter is divided into five daily readings, with a brief overview at the beginning of each chapter. Each of the daily readings covers one or two verses of the section.
Each of the daily readings are short but powerful. The author ties New Testament verses to aspects outlined in the Psalm. The author also quotes the New Testament verses he uses making it a self contained allowing for an easier read.
Probably the most fascinating thing about this book is the author has written songs for each section of Psalm 119. He used the songs to memorize the entire Psalm. As a musician and former worship leader this concept intrigued me. When I saw the CD available on Amazon I purchased. Overall, I enjoyed the songs. Several of them have a jazz feel to them that I really enjoy. A couple of them are styles that I really don’t enjoy, but the idea of being able to memorize the entire 119th Psalm I can deal with styles I don’t enjoy.
Disclaimer: The publisher, provided this book to me for free in exchange for an honest review. HOWEVER, I have preorder the book (should receive it Friday)and purchased the MP3 CD.
If you’re interested in checking out the music of the Psalm 119 here’s the info: