Tyndale House Publishers, 1999
This devotional contains all 150 psalms and 20 other songs in Scripture, divided into daily readings. The readings include helpful background information on the psalm, a related hymn stanza, and an application thought. Biweekly “interludes” further aid understanding by explaining things such as acrostic psalms or Hebrew poetic style.
Daily devotional books haven’t worked well for me in the past. The reading I hoped would provide daily inspiration usually becomes another overdue project to complete.
In the One Year Book of Psalms, each day’s devotional is short enough that readers could complete a week’s worth in about an hour on a Sunday morning and still have time to pause and dwell on the scriptures. Readers who want to study in shorter, daily increments will benefit from the well-presented background notes, word explanations, and notable quotes.
Have you ever noticed that once an idea gets stuck in your head, everything else begins to circle it? My experiences during the week often correspond to the psalms I read on the bookend Sundays.
What about you? Do you read daily devotionals in bits or in chunks? What devotional are you reading through this year?