This book features a poem--a poetic meditation--on each of the Psalms. Many of the ideas of the Psalms, and words they are expressed in--are difficult for today's readers to relate to. Each of these meditations keeps the idea of the Psalm within contemporary words and ideas. These are valuable for daily meditations and are true to the biblical Psalms as they are written.
In his personal meditations on the Psalms, Maury Miller discovered that there was much that he really did not know about them. There was much in the wording of the Psalms that he was not sure he could relate to--enemies, kings, grieving. A 21st century look at them was needed--a look that kept the Psalmist's thoughts but framed in words that we could relate to from a current view. These poetic meditations keep the Psalmist's thoughts in mind but from contemporary meditations. Maury Miller has lived in the midwest--now in Terre Haute, Indiana--for most of his life. He has been a teacher and teacher educator all his adult life. He attends and is involved with a United Methodist church in Terre Haute. He is a father of two, and a grandfather of two. He teaches at a university--he has been a professor of teacher education, preparing special education teachers, for several years. His personal library is stocked with books of contemporary religious thought, and these have influenced the thoughts he has put into these poetic meditations.