Praying the Psalms (By Thomas Merton)

by Thomas Merton Ocso

Paperback, 1956





In Bread in the Wilderness, Merton looks at the psalms as poetry; in this book he regards them as prayer. Guiding the reader through the more representative psalms, he explains why the Church also considers the psalms as the best way to praise God.


Liturgical Press (1956), 48 pages

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LibraryThing member LTW
The strength of this book is the translation of the psalms that he uses - The Psalms, A Prayer Book published by the Benzinger Brothers, Inc. It is also a book of interest to diehard Merton fans. For others, there are better introductions to praying the psalms available.
LibraryThing member PastorBob
A gentle and thoughtful little book that calls for the intentional use of the Psalms by layperson and the religious alike. As a Merton text, it's a great little read; as an introduction to the Psalms, there's more substantial works available.
LibraryThing member carlRudorf
A personal reflection that inspires but does not instruct as one might expect. Valuable, even in its brevity.
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