Ever felt glad, sad, or mad and didn't quite kw how to talk to God about it? How long since you have used something other than a happy psalm in corporate worship? A Psalm-Shaped Life explores how these ancient prayer-songs give us a vision of God and voice to respond to God in all of life, in its joys and sorrows. Psalms of all kinds have shaped the life of God's people for three thousand years. They can and should do so today, also. Reading and praying the Psalms individually and together puts us in a long line of men and women who have poured out their hearts to God using these ancient texts and have been shaped in doing so. A Psalm Shaped Life is a plea for regular and informed immersion in the Psalms, both individually and as a community. What a delightful book. Here we find a seasoned pastor speaking to each one of us--inspiring, instructing, reading the ancient, biblical text as if aloud--so that we too might become Psalm-shaped. I felt as though I was listening in as this pastor read the Psalms each morning, opening himself to be shaped by this powerful, pointed, enduring text. -Philip W. Eaton President, Seattle Pacific University H. Mark Abbott was senior pastor at Seattle's First Free Methodist Church for twenty-eight years. In retirement he w serves as an adjunct faculty member at Seattle Pacific University School of Theology and Fuller Seminary in the Northwest. He is the author of Something to Say? Say It Well!