Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, February 6, 2015

SELAH: Studying God's Songbook

Selah: Studying God's Songbook
About The Book:  Selah Studying God's Songbook by Betty Henderson is an easy-to-follow study of select psalms. Each of the twelve lessons presents a theme for the lesson, commentary, and study helps. Lesson titles include "Songs for Waking or Sleeping," "Guidelines for Godliness," and "Something to Sing About." Psalms has long been a favorite book among Bible students and readers because of the wide scope of human emotions expressed and life principles taught. Women who enjoy the Psalms will delight in this Bible study.
About The Author:  Betty Henderson is a women's Bible study leader and frequent speaker at women's retreats. She and her husband, Joe, are active in the ministry of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Henderson is the author of Grace for Every Trial and A Woman of Prayer, women's Bible studies available from JourneyForth.
My Thoughts On The Book:  The book Selah delves into the interpretations of some select Psalms, and it is amazing!  I ended up doing some background research on the word Selah and found that the word “selah” is found in two books of the old testament, but is most prevalent in the Psalms, where it appears 71 times.  One translation of the word “selah” is calah  means “to hang” or “to measure or weigh in the balances.”   “Selah” is also thought to be rendered from two Hebrew words: s_lah, “to praise”; and s_lal, “to lift up, ” or from salah, “to pause.”  When we see the word in a psalm we should pause to carefully weigh the meaning of what we have just read or heard, lifting up our hearts in praise to God for His great truths. “All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name." Selah! (Psalm 66:4). Each chapter in the book ends with a Selah or pause, and some points to ponder.  My favorite part was the hymn at the end which makes the songs in the Psalms come alive for me.  I love the Psalms and find their beauty thrilling.  Each time I read them I find myself looking inside my own life and wondering where I may be lacking.  This book's cover is gorgeous and very peaceful.  This is a definite book for you library.  I loved it!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from BJU Press/JourneyForth Books, and Netgalley Publicity Group  as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

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