How do you worship when you’re depressed?
Where do you find words to express inexpressible joy?
What do you pray when you need hope?
Soul Anatomy is a biblical guide for working through emotional turmoil in a gospel-centered way. It shows how the Psalms serve as a God-authored script by which to express every category of the human experience. The Bible's inspired hymnbook guides believers through the highest summits and lowest troughs of life and invites the not-yet believer to a Redeemer who ultimately experienced all of the emotions of these prayers in his incarnation.
Author George Robertson, Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, enables readers to find a sympathetic Savior in the Psalms who experienced every human emotion, and He helps men and women use the God-inspired vocabulary for expressing every feeling to the Father.
Soul Anatomy helps men and women respond to the love of God in all the ways the psalmists do: spiritually, vocationally, physically, and volitionally. Readers will discover the heart of Jesus through the prayers of Jesus, the high priest who can sympathize with us and learn to pray their troubles using God’s own words.
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What Christian Leaders Are Saying
“The Psalms are unique in the Bible as the book in which every possible human condition is depicted, along with the right way to pray oneself through the circumstance. How do you deal with betrayal, disappointment, personal failure, prosperity, adversity? In every case the Psalms instruct us on how to process the situation before God. George Robertson’s work on the Psalms brings out this life–relatedness. Evangelical Protestants, to their great loss, are not as familiar with the Psalms as are other branches of the Christian church. This will help remedy that. I recommend it!”
Chairman, Redeemer City to City
“In this wonderful book, George Robertson has provided a veritable gold mine of insights for anyone looking to grow in their knowledge of and relationship to God. If you are looking for a devotional book on the Psalms that carefully balances faithful interpretation and pastoral application, look no further. I know I will be using this book to help me not only grow as a Christian, but also minister as a pastor and professor.”
Julius J. Kim
President, The Gospel Coalition
“Dr. George Robertson has made a career of loving, reading, preaching and writing about the Psalms. He has preached through the entire book multiple times, and this collection from his messages well reflects the wisdom of a psalmist, the understanding of a scholar, and the heart of an experienced pastor. What a privilege to read this distillation of decades of pastoral experience and pulpit excellence used to share the poetic insights and gospel spirit of the Hebrews’ hymnal.”
Senior Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church (Peoria, IL)
“All too often, Christians aren’t sure how to deal with the ebb and flow of their emotions, with the challenge of their circumstances, or with the painful reality of opposition. And so, we wander around looking for counsel and help from popular culture or our own counterfeit gods. And yet, God has given us an entire book of the Bible that serves as ‘an anatomy of the soul’—the Psalms. I can’t think of a better guide through this God-given book of counsel and help than Dr. George Robertson. With a pastor’s touch, a disciple’s heart, and an exegete’s skill, God used him to lead me beside still waters and green pastures to be refreshed and restored. I’m sure that if you let him, God will use him to do the same for you.”
Sean Michael Lucas
Senior Minister, Independent Presbyterian Church (Memphis, TN)
“The Psalms, with a Holy Spirit inspired touch, speak to the souls and hearts of men and women living in a sin-cursed world both surrounded and impacted by the brokenness produced in a world of rebellion against God. George Robertson has not only mined the Psalms for the theological truths that apply the gospel “oil upon the troubled waters” of both heart and soul but has done so with a pastor’s touch. Enjoy the gospel melody from Christ, the Singer of the Psalms, as he refreshes your heart and soul on every page of this faithful and insightful volume.”
Harry L. Reeder III
Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church (Birmingham, AL)