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Praying the Psalms: A G-Man's Journey Down the Psalter Trail (Paperback)

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How is your prayer life? Do you sometimes feel like your prayers are nothing more than whispered words wandering aimlessly heavenward? Do you deeply desire a heartfelt dialogue with God? Guess what? That is what He wants too No other book in the Bible better captures the myriad emotions we experience as humans than the book of Psalms. Through the eyes of David and the other Psalmists, we see the unvarnished valleys and vistas on this roller-coaster ride we call life: from despair to delight; pain to peace; sadness to solace, any feeling you have ever felt is captured in the Psalms. God so desires to have a real relationship with each of us and the Psalms create the perfect platform and pattern to begin that journey. In this daily devotional Bob Blecksmith shares each of his personal prayers and thoughts based on the book of Psalms. Utilizing his experiences as a husband, father, grandfather, and an FBI Agent for 28 years, Bob Blecksmith will ask you to join him on his journey on the Psalter trail. This devotional/prayer-book will provide personal, real-life stories and practical examples to apply each Psalm for living in today's world, and in the process, experience a closer walk with the Lord. God already knows what is deep-down in our hearts and praying the Psalms helps us to better understand what He already knows about each of us.

About the Author

Raised in the Sierra foothills of northern California, Bob grew up in a law enforcement family, his father being a California Highway Patrolman (CHP). In 1980 Bob had the joy of marrying Teresa, his best friend with whom he has since shared this journey in life. After college, he served four years as a Deputy Sheriff in Nevada County, California and in 1985 realized his childhood dream of becoming a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Over the next 28 years, Bob rose through the FBI ranks, beginning as a street agent in Dallas investigating violent crimes and counterterrorism matters. His FBI journey took him to FBIHQ in Washington, DC as a supervisor in the Domestic Terrorism/Weapons of Mass Destruction (DT/WMD) Section and in 2001, he was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Washington Field Office. On September 11, 2001 he was dispatched to the Pentagon as the FBI's initial senior representative and On-Scene Commander. In 2003, Bob was promoted to Chief of the DT/WMD Section in the Counterterrorism Division and the following year he was tasked by FBI Director Robert Mueller to develop the final protocols for the FBI's assumption of the nation's domestic WMD Render Safe Mission (RSM) from the Department of Defense. In 2005, he was transferred to the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) and in 2008, Director Mueller named Bob as CIRG's Assistant Director where he served for the next five years until his retirement in 2013. In retirement, Bob and Teresa reside in northern Virginia, volunteering their time at their church, various community projects and making memories with their six wonderful grandchildren whom their four daughters and sons-in-laws have gifted them.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780999733714
ISBN-10: 0999733710
Publisher: Bob Blecksmith
Publication Date: January 10th, 2018
Pages: 372
Language: English