Teach Me To Feel

Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life

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Meditations on the Psalms that help you to express your feelings to God in a biblical way.

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Many of us suppress our feelings because we’re worried they are ungodly. Others of us are so led by our emotions that we let them dominate everything, including our faith.

In these honest, personal and uplifting meditations on 24 selected psalms, Courtney Reissig looks at emotions we all experience, ranging from shame, anxiety, and anger through to gratitude, hope, and joy. For each, she shows how the psalms give us permission to acknowledge how we feel before God, and how they can help us to use those feelings productively and faithfully.

This inspiring book will give you a language to cry out to God in order to process your feelings, as well as help you to grow in your faith. It can be used devotionally.

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  • Introduction: How a Familiar Psalm Helped Me in My Fear
    Includes Chapters For When You Feel…
    Let down (Ps. 55)
    Forgotten by God (Ps. 22)
    Worthless (Ps. 8)
    Grief (Ps. 31)
    Envy (Ps. 73)
    Anxious (Ps. 13)
    Stuck Spiritually (Ps. 119)
    Content (Ps. 131)
    Grateful (Ps. 103)
    Forgiven (Ps. 32)
    Hopeful (Ps. 84)

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Contributors Courtney Reissig
ISBN 9781784988050
Format Paperback
First published September 2023
Dimensions 135mm x 216mm x 12mm
Language English
Pages 256
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Linda Allcock

Author, Deeper Still

Endorsement written for Teach Me To Feel

This book comforted, encouraged and taught me so much. It had the rare quality of making me reach for my Bible, and I read each chapter with the Psalms open alongside. Courtney Reissig gives us keen insights learned through her own personal suffering, so her words are poetic: laden with meaning yet grounded in reality.

Sarah Walton

Author, Hope When It Hurts

Endorsement written for Teach Me To Feel

A good book will teach you about biblical truths, but a great book will lead you to know and love Christ and his word more deeply. Teach Me to Feel does just that. Courtney does a beautiful job of biblically showing us how our emotions are neither meant to control us or be ignored, but to lead us to Christ and be a reflection of him. Chapter after chapter, I found myself reading the Psalms in a fresh way and being led to worship, lament, confession, and prayer.

Nancy Guthrie

Bible teacher and author of the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series

Endorsement written for Teach Me To Feel

We know that God intends to change how we think and how we behave, but we don’t always expect that God intends to change how we feel. But, as Teach Me to Feel so beautifully shows, God has given us a whole book to guide us into feeling rightly. With profound insights tucked into short chapters, this book helps us as readers apply the words of the psalmists to our own souls—leading us into honesty with God, confidence in God, and joy with God.

Independent reviews

Teach me to feel.

Alistair Chalmers, Chalmers, December 30th 2019

This book is written specifically for women. Emotions are tricky things, they can override and take over or we can suppress them, neither is helpful.... continue reading

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This is a revised version of Courtney's original book that came out in 2020 during the Covid 19 crisis. It holds as much relevance now as it did three years ago. Her original work went through twenty-two emotions while this revised version is updated to include twenty four emotions.

Reissig utilizes the Psalms to walk readers through several emotions that we will inevitably face. These emotions range from the more difficult - Despair, Forsaken, Grief, Ashamed, Envy, to the more hopeful - Content, Forgiven, Worship, Praise.

Every single person, whether a believer or not, struggles to understand, process, and handle their emotions in an effective and efficient way. It's a life long journey to learn how to feel in a way that honors God's intentions and purpose for us. Reissig doesn't shy away from sharing the reality of our struggle: knowing how to embrace our emotions in the moment without dishonoring God.

God created us with emotions and therefore we should learn and discover how to process those emotions in the way God intended us to. Courtney has a great ability to draw out the practical insights of the Psalms along with encouraging the reader to love God more deeply through our emotions.

You will walk away from this book with incredible knowledge and understanding of emotions, practical processes to handle those emotions, and most importantly, a deeper sense of who God is and His intentions for our feelings.

I received a copy of this book from The Good Book Company in exchange for an honest review.


“So much to glean from on how the Psalms teach us how to respond to our feelings!”

This book is a walk through the book of Psalms and how it teaches us to respond to our feelings. Courtney begins by sharing a very personal and emotional story of a time when she was going through a hard time and how she turned to the Psalms for help.

I loved this book! I gleaned so much and was reminded of so much too. From God's soverignty in all, to finding our contentment in God alone and not our circumstances, how guilt should drive us to God and repentance, and so much more! Definitely reccomend this book. It has great reflection questions and is meant to be read along with Scripture for a deeper understanding and knowledge of God's word.

Thank you to @thegoodbookcompanyusa for a copy of this book for my honest thoughts!


“The Word Prayed and Lived Out”

I first read this book in the Spring of 2020. I had within it a tool to use the Psalms to guide and guard my own emotions, as well as understand the often extreme emotions that churned around us all during that intense year of the pandemic. Now this summer, as a women's ministry director, I am using the book for a book club confident it will be helpful and impactful for the women I lead.


“You must buy this book.”

(Review written for 'Teach Me To Feel')

I bought this for a friend, who found it a wonderful help and comfort.


“Really Helpful”

(Review written for 'Teach Me To Feel')

I love this book; I wanted to be friends with the author from the introduction. Her written style is so warm and winsome that you are immediately reassured that you are not in the battle alone.

I have a young baby and he had not afforded us much sleep when I first picked up this book. I was at the end of my rope and these devotional were like soothing balm on my soul. It pointed me to God’s Word and in those sleepless nights I learnt Psalms 1 & 2 by heart. They have been an anchor for me when I continue to struggle and I (never thought I’d say this) thank God for those sleepless nights.

Enjoying a book whilst in the midst of sleep-deprivation is surely high praise indeed!

Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank you, Courtney.

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