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My Soul Waits

Marva J Dawn

My Soul Waits

Marva J Dawn

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"An overwhelming number of us are lonely," writes Marva Dawn. "Sometimes we are lonely for a specific reason: our spouse has recently died or left us; our children have just gone from home or have been tragically killed; we are fighting a particular battle against illness or suffering the ravages of chemotherapy; we are new in the neighborhood; our values are different from those of our work colleagues; it is a Friday night and all our other single friends have dates. Sometimes our loneliness is a general, pervasive alienation: we just don't feel as if we belong in our place of work, in our community, in our family, even in our church."

Our struggle with loneliness often results in a lament directed at God. We might say something like "How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?" When we cry out words like these, we find ourselves praying the words of the Psalms.

In My Soul Waits, Dawn guides us through psalms that reveal the burdens of our souls to God, and in turn reveal God's profound, intimate concern for our pain and a promise to abide with us in it.

Readers feeling the sting of loneliness will take great comfort in this very personal book. Those who strive to support the lonely among them will take wise counsel from the Scriptures it expounds. All will encounter a renewed hope in the One who lists our tears only to wipe them all away.

"For decades now Marva Dawn's life has been shaped by the Psalms; as she writes out her Psalm-shaped experiences in prayer, we realize freshly and personally what a vigorous and reality-tested world of prayer the Psalms provide us."
—Eugene H. Peterson

- Publisher Marva Dawn shares what the Psalms have to offer to those who feel isolated and alone, and who are waiting for God to act.

- Publisher

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About "My Soul Waits"

"An overwhelming number of us are lonely," writes Marva Dawn. "Sometimes we are lonely for a specific reason: our spouse has recently died or left us; our children have just gone from home or have been tragically killed; we are fighting a particular battle against illness or suffering the ravages of chemotherapy; we are new in the neighborhood; our values are different from those of our work colleagues; it is a Friday night and all our other single friends have dates. Sometimes our loneliness is a general, pervasive alienation: we just don't feel as if we belong in our place of work, in our community, in our family, even in our church."

Our struggle with loneliness often results in a lament directed at God. We might say something like "How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?" When we cry out words like these, we find ourselves praying the words of the Psalms.

In My Soul Waits, Dawn guides us through psalms that reveal the burdens of our souls to God, and in turn reveal God's profound, intimate concern for our pain and a promise to abide with us in it.

Readers feeling the sting of loneliness will take great comfort in this very personal book. Those who strive to support the lonely among them will take wise counsel from the Scriptures it expounds. All will encounter a renewed hope in the One who lists our tears only to wipe them all away.

"For decades now Marva Dawn's life has been shaped by the Psalms; as she writes out her Psalm-shaped experiences in prayer, we realize freshly and personally what a vigorous and reality-tested world of prayer the Psalms provide us."
—Eugene H. Peterson

- Publisher

Marva Dawn shares what the Psalms have to offer to those who feel isolated and alone, and who are waiting for God to act.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Marva J Dawn

Marva J. Dawn (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) serves as theologian/educator under Christians Equipped for Ministry of Vancouver, Washington and as a Teaching Fellow, Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver.

Her books Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God and The Unnecessary Pastor with Eugene Peterson both received Christianity Today's book award in the category of the Church/Pastoral Leadership. Her other books has been quite provocative with regard to contemporary trends in worship and society such as Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down; Is It A Lost Cause? and A Royal Waste of time.

Most recently she has authored Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity and In the Beginning, GOD: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. I'm Lonely, Lord--how Long?
  • 2. The Lord Is In Control Of Time
  • 3. God Hears My Cries Of Panic
  • 4. My Trust Won't Put Me To Shame
  • 5. God's Mother-love
  • 6. Lonely And Afflicted--but Yhwh Releases Me From The Snare
  • 7. Yhwh Understands Even Betrayal
  • 8. Evening, Morning, And Noon, God Hears My Voice
  • 9. It's All Right To Be Afraid
  • 10. Our God Records Our Tears
  • 11. The Right Kind Of Fear
  • 12. Joy When Nothing Seems To Be Good
  • 13. The Right Kind Of Boasting
  • 14. Radiance And Angels
  • 15. Tasting The Lord's Goodness
  • 16. The Lord Is Near When We've Lost All Hope
  • 17. I Thought I Would Die, But The Lord Helped
  • 18. The Wicked Aren't So Fat And Sleek
  • 19. In Our Brutishness, God Holds Our Hand
  • 20. To Desire Nothing On Earth
  • 21. Even In Death Yhwh Protects Us
  • 22. Lest We Forget That We Are Special
  • 23. Help To Resist Temptation
  • 24. God Sets The Lonely In Families
  • 25. Worship Really Matters
  • 26. Finding The Strength To Go On
  • 27. Comfort Even When There Is No Assurance
  • 28. Putting Our Grief Into Historical Perspective
  • 29. Yhwh Will Give Us The Desires Of Our Hearts
  • 30. When I Fret And Fall, There Is shalom
  • 31. So Now I Can't Keep It To Myself
  • Appendix A: Swimming The Psalms
  • Appendix B: When Is A Rut Not A Rut? Hidden Promise In Psalm 23
  • Resources

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  • Catalogue Code 263546
  • Product Code 0830834435
  • EAN 9780830834433
  • Pages 268
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • Sales Rank #28833
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 19 mm
  • Weight 0.372kg

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