Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Announcement

Friends, a most exciting day. My catalog page is now available at Energion Publishing.

Seeing the Psalter
Release date Jan 18, 2013
Click to order
525 pages and ready to be read,

ready to stimulate the questioning mind about language, poetry, drama, coherence, story, translation, and life in this part of the conversation we have with ancient authors, musicians, poets, and cultures,

Bob at home, picture taken by Diana
Tapestry by Wm Morris
The Tree of Life
and ready to support a reading of the psalms that opens up possibilities for transformation.

If you look under authors, you will find me too.

Please take a look - and you can order the book. There's a 30% discount for orders placed until December 2, via Energion Direct - and free shipping for Canada and the US. With a release date of January 2013, it could even be a late Christmas present for someone.

I am really excited about this.


  1. Congratulations :) No wonder you are excited this is the result of a whole lot of work!

  2. Thanks Tim - yes it's work, but it has been a blast (=fun) so far. I have had some great help from poets and Hebrew specialists - helping me focus on the one thing that is unique about this work - the analysis of recurring roots and the resulting contribution to form and coherence - both of the individual poems and of the Psalter as redacted. What I am wondering now is when the music was added. I expect that this will have been consolidated after the return from exile... along the time of the writing of Chronicles - and that's a hunch. I have not studied Chronicles in depth.