C.S. Lewis’ moving theological work in which he considers the most poetic portions from Scripture and what they tell us about God, the Bible, and faith.
‘We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation’
In this wise and enlightening book, C. S. Lewis examines the Psalms. As Lewis divines the meaning behind these timeless poetic verses, he makes clear their significance in our daily lives, and reminds us of their power to illuminate moments of grace.
‘He has quite a unique power for making theology an attractive, exciting and fascinating quest.’
— Times Literary Supplement
‘I know of no book on the Psalms that can compare with this for interest and stimulating helpfulness’
— The Tablet
“I read Lewis for comfort and pleasure many years ago, and a glance into the books revives my old admiration.”
“C. S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his intellect getting in the way.”
—New York Times
“Lewis, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century writer, forced those who listened to him and read his works to come to terms with their own philosophical presuppositions.”
—Los Angeles Times
About the author
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.