A Voyage of Discovery: The Ups and Downs of the Christian Life
"If you have ever wondered what it means to "be spiritual," you're not alone. And the answer is simpler than you might expect: Christian spirituality is a lifelong immersion in the gospel-God's disclosure of himself in Christ. In A voyage of discovery, Derek Thomas steers us away from the swamps of mysticism, personal experiences, ecstasy, and introspection, and toward the firm foundation of Scripture. So let him lead you through this study of Psalms 120-134 so that you might understand and experience what it means to be truly spiritual."See All
Sovereign Grace Ministries
This book is designed to portray biblical spirituality as believers in the God of the Bible express it. It takes a collection of fifteen psalms, conveniently lumped together in the Hebrew canon. The collection of Psalms 120-134 all bear the same title: A Song of Ascents.
Designed to go through the 14 Psalms in 14 days:Each day, spending time in one of these psalms. Read the psalm, pray over it, make notes from what you think God might be teaching you. As you read the chapter for that day, keep a journal. Donald Whitney has written:
A journal is one of the best places for charting your progress in the Spiritual Disciplines and for holding yourself accountable to your goals.
At the end of each psalm there are some questions to ‘stir the juices', as it were. There are no strict rules, except the need for honesty. Writing down how we respond to God's teaching can stir the affections in a way that nothing else can.
Published March 2011
About the Author
Originally from Wales, Dr. Derek Thomas is the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi. After pastoring for 17 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Dr Thomas returned to the USA in 1996 where, in addition to his work at the seminary, he servesas the Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.