In Rhythms of the God-Life: Romans – Revelation, pastoral writer Brad Munroe explores the rhythms of Christian life through creative paraphrase, poetry, and prayers inspired by first century biblical letters that still speak powerfully to twenty-first century readers.
Rhythms of the God-Life: Romans to Revelation uses a creative format of interpretive paraphrase, poetry, and prayer to invite a transformational experience with Scripture. Rhythms connects the biblical text to daily living and encourages reflection and contemplation on the biblical text.
To immerse oneself into Scripture is generative, which may be why Bible studies, commentaries and devotionals abound. But too often such spiritual guides leave the Word, to paraphrase John Calvin, “flitting about the mind rather than sinking deep into the marrow of one’s soul.” What is needed is provocation for our minds, invitation to our hearts, and spiritual pry bar so the Word can get deep into us to do its work of transformation. If Eugene Peterson, Ann Weems, and Ruth Duck had gotten together to write about the New Testament letters, Rhythms is the book they would have crafted.
Each passage begins with an interpretive paraphrase to introduce readers to how the biblical passage might have sounded to a first-century listener. The interpretive paraphrase is followed by poetry that interprets the biblical text for faith and culture and concludes with prayers to connect the biblical text to the life of faith. Its use of these multiple modalities connect Scripture to the reader’s intellect and emotion, creatively and spiritually, with a commitment to act.