Speak, Lord: Hearing Psalms in the First Person by Vic Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
““I am your shepherd. You have no need of anything, because I am all you need.”
Do you ever wish that God would speak directly to you? The Psalms are filled with the heart-cry of a man for his God. But they are also overflowing with the depths of God’s heart for you.
In Speak, Lord you will learn how to engage with the Psalms in a fresh, dynamic way – hearing them as though God were speaking directly to you. Vic Black, the National Prayer Director for The Navigators, shares his passion to ignite your personal relationship with God by teaching you to interpret the Psalms from God’s perspective.”
I’ll just come out and say it, I love this book. For many years, my mom would personalize the psalms as she read them to us. This made the Scriptures so very personal to us. This book takes that a step further. The author, Vic Black, asks you to read, study, ponder and reflect on each word – in several translations. And the pray and ask God to speak those words into your heart as He would say them directly to you.
This is not a book to read and put on the shelf. This is a book to read, read again, and then read once more. And then take out your pen and notebook and begin the work it suggests. You will definitely be blessed as I was. “Each chapter provides a psalm rewritten in the first-person, some words of reflection, and writing prompts and devotional thoughts to encourage you on your own journey in engaging with the Psalms.
As you enter into this collection of meditative devotions, you can be sure to hear words of rescue, encouragement, and hope deep in your soul.” I’ve read the Psalms many times, now I am hearing them. It is a true joy.
About the author: Vic Black is the National Prayer Director for The Navigators. He has been on staff with The Navigators for thirty-four years. Speak, Lord is his first book. He and his wife, Lindy, have three married children and eight grandchildren and live in Colorado Springs.
*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publisher, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
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