This is a prayerful companion to reading the psalms.
Part One reflects on the essential elements of these poetic prayers: the personalities which are revealed in them, the attitudes which they express and the symbols which they use for God. It then concludes with three short chapters which insert the psalms into the mystery of the Trinity itself.
Part Two offers a selection of psalm verses, and reflections on them, which can be used for a personal retreat.
Part Three takes up some specific issues, like the value of the cursing psalms, the dignity of humankind, and the pervasiveness and unity of God.
Fr Ambrose Tinsley OSB was a monk of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick, where he served as Monastery Guestmaster for many years. Prior to his time in Glenstal, Fr Ambrose was one of the founding fathers of the monastic community at Eke, Nigeria. He passed away in September 2013.