The Words of Her Mouth: Psalms for the Struggle listens to and wrestles with ancient poems through the lenses of modern women: Martha Spong, Mihee Kim-Kort, Beth Richardson, Alicia Crosby, Marilyn Pagán-Banks, Julia Seymour, Kentina Washington-Leapheart, Jennifer Garrison Brownell, Katie Mulligan, and Layton Williams.
This collection of 150 psalms is a balm in this season of spiritual strife and political struggle. Each original psalm invites the reader into honest space in which lament is heard, love is affirmed, and the body is unashamed before God.
As Martha Spong explains in the book’s foreword, “I wondered what women writers might say in conversation with the psalms in this season of child separation and climate change and #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. I invited nine women whose faith and writing I value to join me in discovering what the psalms say to us and what psalms are inside us.”