Matt Searles - Tumbling Sky: Psalm Devotions For Weary Souls

Published Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Matt Searles - Tumbling Sky: Psalm Devotions For Weary Souls
Matt Searles - Tumbling Sky: Psalm Devotions For Weary Souls

STYLE: Bible Studies and Daily Readings
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
FORMAT: Book General book

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Accompanying the album of the same name, Oxfordshire-based songwriter and author Matt Searles has published a book that contains his musings on selected Psalms that recognise the hardships and challenges that a believer faces whilst offering up the kind of hope that can only be found in God. Written with the experience of losing his mother suddenly plus his own ill health and subsequent debilitating depression in mind, Searles offers up genuine insight into the usefulness of dipping into the Psalms when dealing with the harder aspects of life and presses home the point that we, like King David and his Psalms co-writers, have every right to question what's going on and seek answers from the Most High. Wisely, Searles draws the distinction between being exasperated by the situation and being angry with God and carefully ensures that the reader understands that the former is fine whilst the latter is not. If fact, Searles debunks the myth that any sign of struggling or doubt on the part of a Christian equates to a crisis of faith and this will be a massive help to any such believer who has had this fallacy thrust upon them. A relatively short book at just over 70 pages, Searles' conversationally-penned and fairly upbeat thoughts on different Psalms are neatly spread over two pages at a time which makes for an easy read whilst allowing the book to be used as a useful companion for fuller Bible study.

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