The book of Psalms is undoubtedly one of the most beloved books of the Bible. It certainly is for me. Still, I never truly realized the deeper meanings found throughout the Psalms. The many facets of the writing style, the structure, the imagery and many other aspects all work together to create this much deeper meaning than I would have understood at first glance. “Discovering Hope in the Psalms” by Pam Farrel, Jean E. Jones, and Karla Dornacher, is an invaluable resource to help you discover that deeper meaning.
While “Discovering Hope in the Psalms” is a Bible study which contains a wealth of information and food for thought, it is very unique to it’s genre as it is also a creative experience. On numerous occasions throughout the book you will be invited to experience the Psalms through visual, performing, literary, culinary, and musical arts. Needless to say, this variety of options gives a very three-dimensional feel to the Psalms, and even to Biblical study as a whole.
Yet another aspect to this book is the addition of coloring pages. These illustrations are truly some of the nicest I’ve seen, as they are beautiful and fun, but generally simple enough for anyone to enjoy. I particularly appreciate this simplicity, as I am not fond of extremely intricate coloring designs.
It is plain to see that much work and time was placed in the writing and designing of this book. The result of that effort is a creative approach to Bible study that I would highly recommend, as it will add an entirely new dimension to the already-beloved words of the Psalms.
This book was provided courtesy of Harvest House Publishers, in exchange for my honest review.