A week with the Trappist monks of Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky left Norman Fischer feeling inspired by the uplifting, soaring verses chanted each day, but also astonished by the violence, passion, and bitterness expressed. This experience started him on a journey through Eastern and Western spirituality and his own Jewish roots toward these moving and intimate translations of the Psalms.
In ninety-three poems of praise, celebration, suffering, and lamentation, Opening to You brings the Psalms alive, conveying their beauty and power in accessible English for today’s readers of every spiritual path or religious background and transforming the sacred songs into the timeless music of enlightenment.
About: Applying his own Jewish roots and his knowledge of Eastern and Western spirituality, a Zen priest and poet presents a collection of translations of the Psalms for every spiritual path or religious background.
About: Applying his own Jewish roots and his knowledge of Eastern and Western spirituality, a Zen priest and poet presents a collection of stunning and personal translations of the Psalms for every spiritual path or religious background.
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