Praying with the psalms is a privileged way of becoming attuned to God's presence in today's world and in the life of the person at prayer. They enable us to bring our sense of puzzlement or of frustration into the presence of God. They express trust; they provide moments of repentance; they open up our search for God. With them, we can make a petition, and we can offer words of praise and celebration and thanksgiving. And they make the reader part of a great chorus of psalm-users, going back over 2,50 years, remembering that Jesus himself grew up learning and praying the psalms.
Carmel McCarthy RSM has combined decades of working with lectio and retreat groups with a distinguished academic career.
'This beautifully written book displays a profound understanding of the Fourth Gospel - fruit, obviously, of long study and contemplation. Notable is the skilful use of the Old Testament background. It would be hard to find a more enlightening and enriching introduction to John. Reflections at the close...
Details Like Father, Like Son sets out to indicate how, when we try to express the truth of who God is and how God acts, we need to think the unthinkable – that God is fully revealed in a human life....