The Psalms have been at the heart of praising God for almost 3000 years. Both Christians and Jews cite the Psalter as one of their most treasured Scriptural books, often committing its poetry to memory. How is it that these ancient poems and hymns have traversed centuries, geography, cultures and language to be so contemporary today? This two part CD is from a live talk given on the Psalms and explores their history, type and content. Whether a lament, praise, ascent or worship Psalm, these 150 poems tell us of joy and celebration as well as heartache and anguish. Ranging from the lowest emotional low to the highest, most sacred gratitude for God’s presence, the Psalms teach us to pray. Whether we celebrate creation, mankind, each other, nature or a new idea, the Psalms provide the way for mankind’s response to God.