A book of 245 pages dedicated to just one psalm - but what a psalm it is! Psalm 91 is the only psalm that offers protection from all possible calamities and disasters that can befall mankind.
This excellent and inspiring study book by Peggy Joyce Ruth unlocks Psalm 91 verse by verse and explains with absolute clarity the meaning behind the words. Psalm 91 is a covenant invitation by God offered to all believers to enter into. It offers protection from the storms of life. Like virtually all of God's promises to believers, this psalm has conditional promises. Faith in the Word of God in the promises of this psalm is what activates the covenant of protection. Walking in obedience to His Word is what keeps the covenant valid. Speaking the words of the psalm out loud every day is what the author recommends.
The book is divided into two parts, the explanation of the psalm verses, and then multiple first-person accounts on how reciting and trusting Psalm 91 changed lives and showed how God Almighty delivers according to his promises in this psalm. For example, one story shows how a man used Psalm 91 to ward off a tornado that was headed directly for his home. He and his family recited Pslam 91 against the storm as it was approaching, and the tornado lifted and passed over his home. Some will call this sheer coincidence while others will proclaim God's protection, it all depends on the lens one is looking through (faith or doubt).
This is a book of hope for those who believe in the Lord. Either the words of the Bible are true and can be relied upon, or the entire Bible is just a collection of hopeful stories and thoughts. If it is the former, there is great power in the Word and the Word becomes a foundation for life; if it is the latter, then these are just words, nothing more. The believer has a choice to make: To believe in the words as the very truth of God or to regard the words as nice words, if they could only be true. The first approach is that of faith, while the second approach is that of doubt. Just as the disciples were asked to proclaim who Jesus of Nazareth is (Mark 8:27), similarly, the reader is challenged as to whether he believes the Word or whether he does not.
I read this book the first time and then went through it again (and again) and highlighted the parts that resonated to me. Truly, Psalm 91 is a unique Psalm and this is also a unique book. I highly recommend it to those who are seeking shelter from the storms of life.