C.S. Lewis' book, Reflections on the Psalms, is not an easy read, but Lewis provides a poet's insight into the works. Below are two quotes from the work, and then an extended passage from the book.
"Poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible."
"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men."
The following passage is taken from Lewis' book, Reflections on the Psalms:
"When I first began to draw near to belief in God and even for some time after it had been given to me, I found a stumbling block in the demand so clamorously made by all religious people that we should 'praise' God; still more in the suggestion that God Himself demanded it.
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The Shack (Windblown, 2007) is a fictional religious story about experiencing grace and learning forgiveness. It was written by William P. Young for his six children and not originally intended for publication. It has been on the top sellers list at Amazon and the New York Times.
Mackenzie Allen Philips’ youngest daughter, Missy, had been abducted during a family vacation and evidence of her murder found at an abandoned shack in the Oregon wilderness. For years Mack suffered from The Great Sadness until he received a note presumably from God to meet him at the shack. Most of the story involves his encounter with God at the shack and his reconciliation to God, his family, and himself. Be prepared for Young’s unusual, and provocative depiction of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. This book will prompt questions and discussion.