One of the things that excited me about reviewing for NavPress was their study materials. So when I had the opportunity to review a book from their Life Change Series I jumped at it. The bonus it’s a study for the book of Psalms, as a worship leader it’s my favorite book.
One of the many things I like about this book is it gives an introduction on not only the book of Psalms but on how to utilize this study. It gives objectives for the study as well as practical tips for Bible study and developing as a Christian.
With 150 Psalms it would be hard,if not impossible, to study them in ten weeks. I like the way the authors broke down the Psalms into categories. Some of the categories are Prayers of Worship and Praise, Confessions and Acknowledgement, Intercession, Protection, etc. Each lesson is broken down by the different types of prayers with the Psalms that fall in the category. So even though you don’t necessarily study each Psalm you an idea of what Psalms are good for where you are in life. The questions are thought provoking and the Optional Application and For Further Study allow you to go as deep into the study as you wish.
The downside is you will need to commit time and effort to the study. The adult Sunday School I participate we only have 50 minutes for class. We tend to be social for a good 10 minutes or longer and this is after several come in late. This study is designed for those who truly want to learn more about God’s Word. I walked away from the study blessed and encouraged and hope I have the opportunity to teach from this curriculum.
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|Psalms, LifeChange Bible Study Series
By The Navigators / NAV Press
* Deepen your devotional life by following in the footsteps of your spiritual ancestors! Attributed to David, Moses, Solomon, and others, the psalms are cries of the heart to God. This 10-session study takes you through prayers of worship and praise, protection and deliverance, and renewal and restoration, encouraging you to embrace their transformative wisdom. 160 pages, softcover from NavPress.