Here beloved poet Ann Weems offers a poignant rendering of her own personal psalms of lament. She draws from the rich heritage of Scripture to give voice to the grief and anguish she has felt. Her words will deeply move anyone who has mourned.
|Publisher:||Westminster John Knox Press|
|Edition description:||Large Print|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Ann Weems is a Presbyterian elder, a lecturer, and a popular poet. She is the author of Family Faith Stories, Reaching for Rainbows, Searching for Shalom, Kneeling in Bethlehem, Kneeling in Jerusalem, Psalms of Lament, and Putting the Amazing Back in Grace, all available from WJK.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ann Weems puts into words the total and complete despair one feels when one has lost a child. Her pain and the questioning of her faith leeps from the pages into your very soul. It's as though Weems is in your head. I will forever recall many of her laments but especially, "God, what will I do with the unfinished love?" Revealing and honest, these laments will aid others as they struggle with their questions to God and to themselves, as they make their way along their grief journey following the nearly unbearable pain of having lost a child. A true testimony to what we as parents experience when the unthinkable happens.
This little book of 50 psalm-poems is one you will keep close at hand, to read over and over again. The author's dedication says it all: it was written 'To those who weep and to those who weep with those who weep.' Born out of Ann Weems' personal anguish and grief, these poems are universal. In the same way the biblical Psalter gives us words to speak the what seems inexpressible, Ms. Weems gives voice to every person's anger, mourning, frustration, doubt and heartache, while also providing new anchors for hope.