This book, with each psalm paraphrased in the English of today, presents something old in a new and fresh way. If you already love the Psalms, this version will renew that love. On the other hand, if you find the Psalms repetitive and problematic in any way, this book may just change your mind. Those who seldom look at the Psalms these days will be pleasantly surprised to read, understand, and even enjoy the way they are presented in Psalms Now.
These psalms are written in everyday speech by someone who is a poet, a person of experience and wisdom, and, unlike nearly all other authors of books on the Psalms, a woman. Her adaptations of the Psalms have been called "beautiful" and "clear and strong." They have been described as "flowing, coherent and convincing, and completely accessible" because they are written in "simple and yet helpful language."