Psalms on the go13 Aug 2015 By James Atkinson
The Church of England launches new mobile app
The latest publication from the Church of England brings an ancient tradition of following the Psalms to mobile devices and e-readers.
Adding to the popular 'Reflections' series, Reflections on the Psalms is a standalone book, ebook and mobile app written for anyone wishing to follow the ancient practice of the Psalter, reading the Psalms of the Bible each morning and evening. The mobile app is available to buy on the iOS App Store, with an Android version coming soon.
Produced by Church House Publishing, the new publication provides short meditations on each of the Psalms written by Bishops, well-known writers, experienced ministers, biblical scholars and theologians. The book also contains an introduction to the Psalms by theologian Paula Gooder, and a guide to the Psalms in the life of the Church by the Bishop of Sheffield, Steven Croft. With the mobile app, users can save their favourite Psalms and share them via social media.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, one of the contributors, has already shared his favourite Psalm as he commends Reflections:
"Reading and listening to the psalms is a great way to start a conversation with God. I love reading and reflecting on them daily. In Reflections on the Psalms, we learn from others about what has spoken to them from particular psalms. This not only enriches our own understanding but also creates a treasure house of encouragement, support and direction. One of my favourite psalms is 'Bless the Lord My Soul, and bless God's Holy Name' (103) for in this we join in with the unending and unlimited praise of Heaven and also recognise that all of us are individually loved by God, who knows us better than we know ourselves."
The book (available as a physical or electronic version) and app are available now to buy at: