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The Book Of Psalms (Pocket Canons) [Kindle Edition]

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Through the ages, the book of Psalms has been regarded as the most inspirational of all the Bible's books. It is not known how or when the collection of 150 lyrical poems came into existence, though many are ascribed to King David. The text is introduced by U2 singer Bono.

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With an introduction by Bono.

About the Author

Bono is one of the most influential musicians at work today. Over the past thirty years his band, U2, have sold over 130 million albums and collected 14 Grammys. Their success has made Bono one of the most recognisable faces in the world. Bono is also known for his incredible charity work, and is co-founder of DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, was granted an honorary knighthood by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 619 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (6 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862419697
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862419691
  • ASIN: B004E9TJ5K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,873 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Praise for Psalms 30 Nov. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I have a hard copy of this book of Psalms and was surprised to find how much better I like the Kindle version. The lay out is excellent with each psalm on a single page or spread over two pages so navigating this book is easy. The psalms are in the authorised version and it is lovely to have easy access to familiar and uplifting words. You do not have to be a U2 fan to enjoy this book. The content of the initial online access to see inside the book's cover may put some people off because it may seem that Bono will feature widely in the book. But this is not the case. Bono only writes the introduction. Yes, I am a U2 fan but this book is rightly about the psalms and not about Bono. Praise indeed for this little book of Psalms.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book of Psalms 13 Oct. 2012
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Beautiful little book. Easy to carry round with me in my bag and take out whenever I want to read which is exactly what I bought it for!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well presented - great value 12 Dec. 2014
By tommyr
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think this is a great addition to the Kindle library. It is a faithful and nicely presented edition of the KJV Book of Psalms. It is in italics, as mentioned by another reviewer, which I find attractive and no harder to read than "roman" text. I use it daily in conjunction with Reflections for Daily Prayer (highly recommended BTW) along with two separate Bible editions, which makes it very easy to read the Old and New Testament readings, a commentary and a Psalm (or two) in a short space of time - ideal, for example, when travelling to work. If you don't fancy Bono's personal take on the Psalms as the introduction, don't read it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 9 Feb. 2015
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Brilliant size for keeping in my handbag for those spare five minutes waiting for the next appointment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars motile 21 April 2012
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Primarily, I bought this book by curiosity but was completely surprised by De Bono's words. I didn't also know that he could write something like that, knowing that he is a music star but didn't realize that he was also in love with God. The good thing is that they are Psalms, they have not been altered but exactly written as in the Bible but it is a good to see that De Bono wrote something about God. Great version to have and love it!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Songs of praise 12 July 2012
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Having bought a number of books in the Pocket Canon series when they were first published in the late Nineties, I'm delighted to find that they're now available for the Kindle. For the uninitiated, the series reproduces individual books of the Bible as separate volumes, encouraging the reader to approach them as literary works in their own right. Each book has an introduction penned by a well-known person which provides a personal interpretation of the text and explores its contemporary relevance. The Authorised King James Version is used throughout.

Bono, lead singer of the rock group U2, is our guide to the Psalms. Reflecting on his faith both as part of his upbringing and as a theme in his music, he provides some liberating thoughts about the origins, meaning and authorship of the Psalms. The text is then presented in full, without any further notation, for the reader to explore.

On the whole, I found the Kindle adaptation of this book faithful to the original paperback series in terms of the content - none of the content had gone astray in the translation to the electronic format. I was less happy with some aspects of the presentation of the ebook version. The text of the Psalms is italicised and emboldened throughout which makes it a bit heavy on the eyes on screen. The publishers have also failed to activate the 'Table of Contents', which means that you have to keep going back to the cover and scrolling to navigate to individual Psalms.

At time of writing, the price reflects good value for money. I paid 89p for this Kindle edition, compared with the cover price of £1 for my paperback copies (although I see that these cost considerably more now). If you want a bite-sized chunk of the Scriptures to carry around with you, or if you want a new perspective on a familiar text, then this book is worth a read.

This review refers to the Kindle edition of 'The Book of Psalms' downloaded on 1 July 2012.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 27 Feb. 2015
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Absolutly brilliant. I love this book. Bono's intro is insightfull and very moving. great price.
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