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Author Topic: "Christ in the Psalms" Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon  (Read 483 times) Average Rating: 0
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« on: July 19, 2013, 04:32:07 PM »

Have any of you read this?  Would you please comment on it?  I love the psalter but find that oftentimes I don't understand what I'm reading/praying there.  Fr. Reardon's book looks as if it might help a lot, especially if the reviews on Amazon are to be believed, but would really appreciate further input about it before I spend the $$.  Or...if there's something better, perhaps someone could suggest it?  Also, does Fr. Reardon's book cover the whole psalter?

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 05:27:51 PM »

I got it and am impressed. Great source of information and reflection.
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 06:24:44 PM »

Have any of you read this?  Would you please comment on it?  I love the psalter but find that oftentimes I don't understand what I'm reading/praying there.  Fr. Reardon's book looks as if it might help a lot, especially if the reviews on Amazon are to be believed, but would really appreciate further input about it before I spend the $$.  Or...if there's something better, perhaps someone could suggest it?  Also, does Fr. Reardon's book cover the whole psalter?

Thanks!!!!!!  Smiley
Even Psalm 151.  There is a slight difference between the second and first edition-the second he expanded on a psalm or two.

It consists of a few pages (2-4 or so) on each Psalm, more in the vein on a meditation on relating the Psalm to Christ/Christology/the Life in Christ, rather than a textual-historical analysis-but, being Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon, he does that as well.

The only thing I've seen comparable was "the Holy Fathers and the Psalter", which was a LOT costlier IIRC.

Btw, for full disclosure, the author is my priest.

You can see a free preview on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Christ-Psalms-Patrick-Henry-Reardon/dp/1888212217/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374273559&sr=1-1&keywords=Christ+in+the+Psalms
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 06:29:00 PM »

I've got it and have found it very helpful.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2013, 10:07:22 AM »

Thanks, folks!!  I'm closer now to getting it.  Your input helps.
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2013, 10:32:11 AM »

An excellent and illuminating work.  Buy it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2013, 12:30:31 PM »

I think it's worthwhile, depending on what you are looking for in it. One advantage is that it's written in a good style. He is a good author. The main "area for improvement" for me is that the author didn't explain the logic behind how the Psalms were prophecies of the Messiah, which was what I was looking for when I read it. For the latter I would recommend some of the Church fathers.

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2013, 03:06:16 PM »

If it's like his other material it is solid.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 10:04:55 AM »

Bought it from Amazon yesterday afternoon.  Thanks, everyone!
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