The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Tim Keller

It’s that time of year once of again when believers, all across the globe, are embarking on various reading plans.

97805259551461So when at a local Christian bookstore I stumbled in to Tim Keller’s The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms, and knowing that the new year was just a day away, I thought I’d pick it up and peruse it.

After perusing its Introduction and several passages (Psalm 1, 23, 104:14-15), I had a winner for the new year of 2016.

The Book of Psalms is known as the Bible’s songbook—Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately, and relied on them to face every situation, including his death.

Two decades ago, Tim Keller began reading the entire Book of Psalms every month. The Songs of Jesus is based on his accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Kathy Keller came to reading the psalms as a support during an extended illness. Together they have distilled the meaning of each verse, inviting readers into the vast wisdom of the psalms.

In the past I’ve prayed through the Psalter several times.  This time around I’m looking forward to walking and praying through the Psalter with Tim and Kathy Keller.

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2 Responses to The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Tim Keller

  1. Craig Benno says:

    I worked through Keller’s book on prayer, and enjoyed it. At college in 2007 we had a visiting Orthodox lecturer, who told us to soak ourselves in the psalms, as doing so would truly teach us to pray, lament and find the heart of God. Keller remarks in his book, that he learnt truly how to pray by working through the Psalms on a deeper level.

    I’ll have to look this book up for myself. On a side note. I believe when Jesus was quoted as saying, “My Lord, my lord, why have you forsaken me” when he was on the cross, he was quoting from Psalm 32… which has a great reminder that God didn’t forsake him on the cross – though he felt forsaken.

    It’s one of the greatest encouragements I get from the Psalms. God listens to us. God hears us. God doesn’t forsake us. And we can spill all to him, through tears, anger, lament, vent, logic, calmness, praise, thanksgiving,

    T.C May you and your family be truly be blessed, be stretched, be inspired, be empowered, and be fulfilled with fruitfulness and love throughout the new year.

    • TC Robinson says:

      Craig,
      Keller is a wonderful writer. Very insightful. I learn so much from him. Walking with Keller through the Psalter for the new year has been a blessing thus far.

      Thank you. And all the best to you and yours for the new – in the name of King Jesus.

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