A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint
The Book of Psalms is intimate and personal; instead of telling stories with God as the central actor, the psalmists talk to—and about—God. Keeping Faith with the Psalms leads you into the Psalms to discover and shape your own personal theology.
Daniel F. Polish
6 x 9, 304 pp | 978-1-58023-300-2
Explore your spiritual life. Create a personal theology. Challenge and test your faith—all using the Book of Psalms.
The Book of Psalms has been beloved by generations of readers. It offers solace in times of trouble, holds out hope for rescue and redemption, and helps to answer some of the difficult questions raised by faith. The Book of Psalms is more personal than other books of the Bible; instead of telling stories with God as the central actor, the psalmists talk to—and about—God.
Keeping Faith with the Psalms leads you into the Bible to discover ways you can use the Psalms to shape your own personal spiritual outlook. Daniel Polish does not give any simple solutions, but reveals how you can discover answers for yourself through the Psalms. You will explore:
- Meeting God in Nature
- Finding God in Torah
- Finding God through the Historical Experience of the Jewish People
- The Problem of Evil in Our World
- Facing Our Mortality
- Finding Our Relationship with God
- Jerusalem as Symbol and Reality
- What Does the Lord Require? The Call to Social Justice
Through the threads of meaning, questions, and perspectives offered in the psalms themselves, Rabbi Polish’s guide offers an intimate look at the issues that touch and influence your personal theology.
Praise for Daniel Polish’s Work
“[Polish’s] book is not so much an exercise in scholarship as it is a report of a spiritual encounter…. [This book] just might mark a turning point in the spiritual life of American Jewry.”
“This is a book of profound spirituality. It will enliven parish discussion groups and provide a suitable text around which to organize retreats and Catholic-Jewish dialogues. It may well become a spiritual classic for Jews and Christians alike.”
—Catholic News Service
“Makes the psalms usable in a personal way by showing how they articulate feelings that echo through the generations to our own.”
—Jewish Book World