Have you ever read the Psalms and realized that while the Psalms are beautiful and powerful that there was still a lot you couldn’t relate to in your life?
Well, that was my story as well. When I read verses from the Psalms where the Psalmist claims to have no sin, I couldn’t relate to that. I know my sin all too well. I couldn’t relate to the Psalmist when he states that he has always sought God. I know that I haven’t. While I know the history of the “Bulls of Bashan” and the “Trees of Lebanon”, they didn’t really mean much to me in the context of where I live. I also haven’t had anyone sitting at the gates of the city trying to kill me.
On the other hand, I do know what it means to be a sinner. I know what it means to struggle to follow Jesus – the rise and fall, the ups and downs, the victories and defeats. My biggest enemies aren’t people trying to kill me, but sin and temptations that I fight more often than I desire.
Psalms of a Sinner tells that struggle. It is my personal reflections on each of the Psalms in relation to my attempt to follow God. I am publishing the book because once I had completed it, I realized how helpful it might be to others, who like me, aren’t the perfect saints. Prayerfully it can help you as well.
“...this different way of speaking provides an authentic message. "
"I have begun several times in my life to read the Psalms through, but rarely get very far. This time I made it clear through."
Rebecca S. Winner
Psalms of a Sinner is the author's personal reflections on each of the Psalms.
Psalms of a Sinner is not a commentary or study on the book of Psalms.
Psalms of a Sinner provides a unique approach to the Psalms of the Bible, providing a new way of meditating on each Psalm in a very personal way.
Toby Lofton is a pastor with over twenty years experience. He is a retired US Army Chaplain, certified Clinical Pastor, and former Adjunct Professor of biblical studies.
He loves to help others grow in their faith through discipleship that produces life-changing results.