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Redemption Songs: Prayers for people like us

Redemption Songs: Prayers for people like us (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

By Laurent, Mark

Two Jewish men inspired this book. 3,000 years ago king David wrote a collection of songs to express his love, hopes and fears to God. They've been collected as the Psalms of the Old Testament. Thirty years ago Leonard Cohen published a collection of 'secular prayers,' originally... called The Book Of Psalms but finally published as Book Of Mercy. Reading about Leonard's process with Mercy sparked Mark's desire to do some writing. This book is a response to those two great writers and especially to God, to whom they both sing. Redemption Songs isn't a paraphrase, though from time to time that occurs. Mark started by writing responses to The Psalms, but soon found himself wandering to all sorts of places, the Psalms being good jump-off points. Mostly he didn't write them as 'songs' to be sung, though a few things that started their life as song lyrics have snuck in. The 71 songs are numbered instead of having titles, in the hope that this leaves a degree of open-ended-ness, so that God can say to you what you need to hear. Dip into them at random. May there be a few holy surprises here for you. "Oh yes," says Mark, "there's another Jewish guy I should mention; Jesus, who I've loved and been agitated by ever since I discovered him (or he me). He didn't write any songs or books, but the number of songs and books he's inspired shows no sign of coming to an end."
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ISBN 9781927260593
Published 16 Nov 2016
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781927260593
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Imprint Philip Garside Publishing Ltd
Published 16 Nov 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – 1st edition
Edition 1st
Author(s) By Laurent, Mark
Category Works By Individual Poets: Classical, Early & Medieval
General & Literary Fiction
Religion & Beliefs
Christian prayerbooks
Christian religious experience
Personal Christian Testimony & Popular Inspirational Works
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Religious & Spiritual Fiction
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 821.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience