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Benjamin Wayman


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Make the Words Your Own: An Early Christian Guide to the Psalms

The book of Psalms is where Christians have turned for 2,000 years for words to express their sadness, anger, despair, love, fury, doubt, and praise. And there is no better guide to understanding the Psalms than Saint Athanasius, one of the "Fathers" of the early church. Author Ben Wayman introduces you to these raw, gut-wrenching, honest prayers with the help of Athanasius. This may just be the help you need to make these words your own.

"An ideal guide to praying the Psalms. Athanasius has found a diligent and sympathetic advocate and friend in Ben Wayman." -David Bentley Hart., contributing editor of First Things and author of The Beauty of the Infinite

"Wayman reinvigorates the ancient voice of Athanasius, a true pastor of souls, by allowing him to speak tenderly to his flock, even today." -Fr. David V. Meconi, S.J., editor of Homiletic & Pastoral Review (from the afterward)

Benjamin D. Wayman is assistant professor of religion at Greenville College and a pastor at St. Paul's Free Methodist Church in Greenville, Illinois.