I'll never just "read" the Psalms again
For those looking for a christian spiritual path, or just want to learn to sing the psalms for group or private worship. These 4 CDs have a lot of depth. I loved them.
The majority of Psalm examples are sung in english. The audio book begins at a basic level so that you can start singing the psalms right away. Then the author gradually explores more complex aspects and spirituality of singing the psalms. I never understood the value of some of the more difficult/painful psalms before, and the daily office was a mystery to me. No more. The author also provides a very good explanation and examples of Lectio Divina. Once you have listened to this CD it is your choice whether to just enjoy putting the psalms to music or implement the deeper spiritual aspects.
The CD ends with a performance of Psalms for Lauds: Psalm 100, Psalm 63, Psalm 92, Benedictus, and Psalms for Vespers: Incense Rite, Psalm 84, Psalm 137, Magnificat for you to listen to or sing along. Very beautiful.
These CDs were fantastic. I highly recommend this audio book! I will never just "read" the psalms again.