Experiencing God in the Psalms
by Matthew Jacoby
Pastor and musician Matthew Jacoby sets the Psalms to music as they were intended, performing them with his band, Sons of Korah, for over fifteen years. In the Psalms, he has discovered a portrait of authentic spirituality that helps us journey from deep sadness to profound joy. Jacoby gives readers an in-depth look at the Psalms as a pathway to intimate and satisfying relationship with God.
Alan Hirsch, author, The Faith of Leap, Untamed, and Right Here, Right Now
"It seems appropriate that a modern-day minstrel of the Psalms would be the one to provide such a grittily honest way to experience God by stepping into the most classic songs of Scripture. Deeper Places is about knowing God, not knowing about God. Jacoby's insights made me want to do something I'd not done for years: to make reading the Psalms a daily part of my life with God."
Gary W. Moon, director of the Dallas Willard Center at Westmont College; author, Apprenticeship with Jesus
"This collection of thoughtful reflections on the Psalms is beautifully written and heartfelt. It is obvious that Matt has studied the Psalms carefully and inhabited them deeply as a place of intimacy and communion with God. He writes honestly as a musician and as a seeking soul. This is a book to be savored."
Ruth Haley Barton, founder, Transforming Center; author, Invitation to Solitude and Silence
"Matthew Jacoby is a musician, a theologian, and a pastor--a unique blending of calling and gifting that makes him ideally equipped to explore the ancient Hebrew song book. As a musician he has arranged and performed the Psalms around the world to international acclaim. As a theologian he has engaged in years of study at the highest academic level. As a pastor he has touched the lives of his parishioners by applying the timeless spiritual messages of the Psalms to their daily lives. Out of this rich, varied, and balanced experience he has now written Deeper Places, a unique study that I have read with great profit and which I recommend with great enthusiasm."
Stuart Briscoe, author, broadcaster, international speaker