‘The Role of Lament in the Shape of the Psalter’, in Finding Lost Words: The Church’s Right to Lament (ed. G. Harper and K. Barker; ACTMS; Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2017)
This book is about finding words to use when life is hard. These words are not new. They are modes of expression that the church has drawn on in times of grief throughout most of its history. Yet, the church in the West has largely abandoned these words-the psalms of lament. The result is that believers often struggle to know what to do or say when faced with distress and loss. Whether you are in Christian leadership or simply struggling to reconcile experience with biblical convictions, Finding Lost Words will help you consider how these ancient words can become your own.