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A two-year project, turning each psalm into a modern poem. Now it's time to open the vault for others to view. Time to publish.
A two-year project, turning each psalm into a modern poem. Now it's time to open the vault for others to view. Time to publish.
70 backers pledged $2,819 to help bring this project to life.

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Originally, the psalms were written as poetry and songs. This project  recaptures a taste and feel of the ancient poetry of worship: simple, hopeful, applicable to life today. 

The expressions of faith and confidence in God are there, expressed in modern terms--not lofty, but earthy and accessible. These are not translations but adaptations, interpretations of the poetry of David and his contemporaries. 

Every psalm has been rewritten into lyric, meter, rhyme. Below are a few excerpts:

from Psalm 23.......


The Lord's my loving Shepherd;  He always will provide

Rest from striving, quiet release,

Strength in spirit, guiding peace.

from Psalm 139

The moment when the sperm and egg Were joined by intimate hearts,

  Invisibly, skillfully, You designed And chose my intricate parts.

You wrote the code for my DNA With traits from dad and mum;

And then with laughter in Your eyes, You added traits just for surprise--

The print of my Master’s thumb!

In earliest stage, my course was mapped And coded by Your hand,

Your purpose written in my heart, My life designed and planned.

Now we have reached the goal and you may ask, why continue to pledge? Getting a book published is only the beginning. The next big step is to get the book in the hands of readers. A stretch goal of say $3000 would enable me to order extra books, send some to distributors and others who might spread the news.

O, and you still get the rewards at the level that you choose.

It is my heart-felt desire that each person who picks up this book will be encouraged in his/her desire to know the God of the Psalms, the Eternal-Strong.

Thank you for considering this project. And please pass on the link above to your friends.

Keith W. Currie

Risks and challenges

This is my first attempt to publish a book. The potential publisher has promised that he can get my book to print and in my hands by March. I have the manuscript ready to deliver into his hands.

Any delays should be minimal as far as I can see.
If the Lord is willing, I will have a book in your hand by Easter, 2013.

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    The psalm-in-poetry of your choice emailed to you in PDF form. This offer excludes Psalm 119 (see reward #3).

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    Choose either Psalm 23, 27, 91, or 139. Your pick of one of these four on parchment paper, suitable for 8 x 10 framing.

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    Psalm 119 emailed to you in PDF form. This particular psalm is a total of 22 poems, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. My personal favorite is the section LAMEDH.

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    Autographed copy of the original edition of the book, soft-cover, plus 8 x 10 parchment of your choice of Psalm 23 or 27 or 91 or 139.

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    Two-Pack: Two autographed copies of the original edition of the book, soft-cover, plus two 8x10 parchments of your choices of Psalms 23, 27, 91, or 139. You may use the second copy as a gift.

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    Three-Pack: Three autographed copies of the original edition of the book, soft-cover, plus four 8x10 parchments of your choices of Psalms 23, 27, 91, or 139. You may use the extra copies as gifts.

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    Four-Pack: Four autographed copies of the original edition of the book, soft-cover, plus eight 8x10 parchments of your choices of Psalms 23, 27, 91, or 139. You may use the extra copies as gifts.

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    Ten-Pack: Ten autographed copies of the original edition of the book, soft-cover, plus ten 8x10 parchments of your choices of Psalms 23, 27, 91, or 139. You may use the extra copies as gifts to spread your hope to others. PLUS a CD of the author reading selected psalms, author's choice.

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    Ten-Pack PLUS CD recordings of the entire psalms read by the author. Although the books can be shipped in March, the CD recordings cannot be shipped until June.

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