A Retreat with the Psalms

Resources for Personal and Communal Prayer
John C. Endres and Elizabeth Liebert

Tradition says the psalms are the prayerbook of the church; from laments to exultant praise, the psalms express our full range of emotion. Yet repetition and familiarity can dull us to the wonder truly present in tradition. This book brings the psalms to vivid new life. It explains the various types of psalms, as well as how to make them more meaningful to contemporary readers.

With its specific prayer suggestions, samples of psalms, and a prayer service for each genre, this book is appropriate for personal and group use for all denominations. It is particularly recommended for individual and group retreats, retreat directors, bible study groups, prayer groups, spiritual support groups, lectionary study groups, liturgy group members, and anyone who prays the psalms daily, especially in community.

A Retreat

ISBN 0-8091-4026-8 $18.95
Paulist Press: (800) 218-1903

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New materials to accompany the book

Psalmody in Contemporary Worship Resources

An Index of Psalm Hymns in Major Hymnals
(This 200k file is in PDF format.)

An Index of Sung Canticles in Major Hymnals
(This 26k file is in PDF format.)

Singing the Psalms: A Short History

Encouraging Sung Psalm Prayer

Focus on the Reformed Tradition: The Psalter

Visual Resources for the Psalms

To listen to hymn tunes or view scores, visit the Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary

For additional Psalms resources see John Endres's site - http://www.jstb.edu/endres

Contacting Elizabeth Liebert