“In this book, I am a layman speaking to other laymen, speaking of difficulties I encountered, or of enlightenment I received while reading the psalms, with the hope that this will be of interest , and sometimes even help other inexperienced readers.”
CS Lewis approaches these great poems of the Bible from three different angles: their roots in the Jewish religion of the Old Testament, the speeches of Christ, who gives them new meaning, and our current reading.
His words are always the expression of an authentic, but unconventional, faith. Without avoiding controversial subjects, Lewis sheds light, beyond the psalms, on our own failings and the shadows of our humanity.
Lewis is above all driven by the desire to share with us the wonder and joy that he himself experiences when reading the psalms.
Author: CS Lewis