Book Recommendation: Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis

Book Recommendation_Reflections on the Psalms

Today seems appropriate to share this book recommendation because A) I am celebrating my Therapy-versary! One year of physical therapy, typically at least twice a week. (I figure if my daughter can celebrate her 3-year Anaphylaxi-versary I can celebrate medical moments with a ‘versary, too. wlEmoticon-smile.png )

Oh and B) if all went as planned, I have just returned from a month-long train adventure on which I hope I will have done some reflecting on Psalms and more.

Hear the Whistle Blowin’

Since I am writing pre-trip, I have oodles of pre-tripping to do, including writing ahead.

I can hear the whistle blowing as I type. Seriously, I can. In the leafless months, we can hear the train a-blowin’ from our cottage. Since I write ahead (it’s Jan 3rd), I can hear my future … uh, which will be my past by the time this post goes live. Oi vey, those tenses!

Hmmm, I best get moving on this book recommendation

The Book Review

Reflections on the Psalms

 

Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are looking for …

a) deep thoughts on Psalms

b) a refreshing take on Psalms

c) a splash of lighthearted moments journeying with a deep thinker in Psalms

d) thoughts to ponder while studying or mulling Psalms

e) thoughts to ponder about Psalms while on a stationary bike, hence the pt reference

f) a desire to understand a bit more of the connection between Psalms and the Savior

… this is the book to read.

Although many of the thoughts were more complex than I could (or to be honest, at this point in my life, wanted to) devote to the subject, I found myself pausing and pondering more often than not. I don’t think all the pausing was to catch my breath as I worked out injuries at the pt place. Winking smile

Watching a Human Read

The bit that struck me most was in the relating the human attempt to understand all there is to God and His ways being rather like a dog watching a human read.

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The dog understands man is up to something, but what exactly that is he must leave to the higher being, while he thanks him for caring for his needs and companionship on the journey.

But of course these conjectures as to why God does what He does are probably of no more value than my dog’s ideas of what I am up to when I sit and read.” ― C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

And with that I leave you to ponder, as I repack my suitcase to lighten the load.  Ooooh, now that’s a heartbeat of Psalms, right there.

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