Reflections on the Psalms

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By Daniel on 14-01-06

A CS book unlike no other

I would not say this book is CS Lewis' best book. However, it is different than any other CS book I have read. If you are familiar with the Psalms, this book is great to listen to. Otherwise, you would have to pause the book and reference the verses and flip from chapter to chapter to follow its contents. The book is an overview of the Psalms. CS Lewis takes various themes(worship, judgment, sacrifice, joy...) and traces them throughout the 150 chapters of Psalms.
Though CS Lewis has a great mind, this book comes accross as having a devotional flavor, which is neat to hear. CS Lewis does not hit you with his intellect and logic as much as his other books, but in a candid manner. It is like sitting down with a brother in Christ over a cup of coffee and talking about God's Word.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carol on 18-07-08

Great Book!

I enjoyed listening to this book. The reader made me think I was listening to C S Lewis himself. The only thing I didn't like was that this is the kind of book I like to underline in and make notes to myself. So I will probably go out and buy it. I would definitely recommend this book.

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13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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By Travis F. on 07-10-17

another great work by C.S. Lewis

as always I believe the C.S. Lewis brings a unique perspective to the texts of the Christian faith. I find this work deeply thought provoking, which is needed in the study of God's word.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By John Rickerson on 29-09-16


If you're only able to purchase one CS Lewis book/sermon, this is the one. The performance was very good and the message was great. I kept stopping to take notes. I'm definitely going to listen to this one multiple times. CS Lewis is so honest in his messages.

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By RI in Canada on 26-03-16

Thoughtful, brilliant Lewis

Unlike most of Lewis's books, this one is explicitly aimed at Christian believers. In it, Lewis does not work psalm by psalm, but works through a set of themes, starting with some of the difficult issues in the Psalms like judgment, cursing, violence and the like. His insights are certainly worth pausing over. He works the themes as someone who is a sensitive reader, but also has a compendious knowledge of myth (Christian and otherwise) and literary form.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Scott on 11-01-18


A wonderful guide to hermeneutics. Christ exalting-just keep going to the end. Makes me want to read everything this man wrote... I think I’ll try, assuming it’s on audible. Thanks audible and more importantly, thank you C.S. Lewis.

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