Bible Reading Coach, Week 24 (Psalms 1-41) Poetry, Parallels and the Good Shepherd

This collection of ancient poetry and songs is one of the most-loved portions of the Bible. It's also widely misread. Let's dig into all of it together, shall we?

The Psalms are one of the most-loved books of the Bible. It’s the longest book by chapters and verses, and it expresses the cry of people’s hearts to God in ways that are beautiful, inspiring, infuriating and cathartic.

This week, we’ll talk about:

  • The nature of Bible poetry
  • What to look for as you read
  • Why context matters

And we’ll conclude with a simple reading of one of the Psalms.

The Bible Reading Coach podcast is designed to help anyone read through the Bible in a year. In 10-15 minutes each Friday, I’ll introduce you to the passage for the following week, including:

  • What it’s about
  • How to deal with challenging passages
  • How the original readers saw it
  • How it applies today
  • And much more

After listening, take the next week to read the passage on your own. This time you’ll have a clearer understanding of it.

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