"" Writer's Wanderings: Books For The Road - Discovering Your Spiritual Center

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Books For The Road - Discovering Your Spiritual Center

We take journeys to different places for different reasons. Sometimes to sightsee. Sometimes to soak in history and culture of other peoples. Or perhaps just to kick back and relax. And then there are some journeys that are journeys of the soul. Discovering Your Spiritual Center, the power of Psalm 119, is a book for that--a journey of the soul.

Written by David Teems, Discovering Your Spiritual Center explores the possibility of drawing nearer to God through devotional time. Teems builds his case for a daily walk in the scriptures and then invites you to journey with him through Psalm 119 for 22 days in a unique challenge that Teems hopes will jumpstart or revive your devotional time.

Teems draws you in with his explanation for what personally drew him to the Psalm. Then he explains his 22 day plan for reading--aloud--8 stanzas of Psalm 119 each day. Reading aloud centers you more on the scripture. The added effort tends to shut out distractions and hearing the words makes them even more meaningful.

As he takes you through the Psalm, he also explains the meaning behind the Hebrew letters that head each section of verses. I found that to be especially interesting. The Hebrew language is very symbolic and adds depth to the meaning of the devotional commentary that accompanies each day's reading.

This book came at the perfect time for me. It was sent for review by the publisher, Leafwood Publishers, and arrived at the time I was preparing to speak for a ladies retreat. The topic. . .Intimacy With God. God always has perfect timing.

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