A New Song, my first book (Westbow Press, 2016), discusses the frequent call in the Psalms to sing a new song unto the Lord. While this call is often thought to refer to singing the Psalms or even other songs written by those more gifted than ourselves, I suggest that such is not the scripture’s primary intention. For, as we are all beings created in the image of God, we are all called to create new songs in response to the word and work of God.
It is with this in mind that I hope A New Song encourages you, the Christ-follower, to consider a new approach to your time spent in the Scripture. Instead of (what I have found to be) the usual time in scripture when we read a passage, think on it, say a prayer, and then move on to the rest of the day, you are encouraged to meditate on the Psalms and then respond with a unique song of worship to God. By seeking to create a new worshipful response to the Psalms you may find that the inevitably dry devotional times that nearly all of us encounter have been invigorated.
You may find A New Song to be both a devotional and a guidebook. As a devotional, you are offered a glimpse into my own multi-year journey through the Psalms which resulted in the writing of over 170 poems. Each poem, if read alongside the accompanying Psalm with prayer, may help you consider the ways in which God might be speaking to you. As a guidebook, A New Song briefly discusses our innate creative nature and then offers suggestions which, when illustrated by the poetic examples, will hopefully encourage you to find your own creative voice with which to sing A New Song unto the Lord.
If you do read the book at some point, I’d love it if you posted a review on Amazon!
Here is a press release associated with the book in the event you care about such things.
Westbow Press just put together a website for the book. It can be found HERE.