Message of Psalms 1-72: Songs for the People of God (Bible Speaks Today)

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  • Cover Type:
  • 255 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • ISBN: SWILCOMIMESSAGEOFPSALMS172SO9780830812448

Message of Psalms 1-72: Songs for the People of God (Bible Speaks Today)

Wilcock, Michael

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The book of Psalms is a favorite of Christians, even though we frequently read it in portions and pieces, hopscotching through the familiar and avoiding the odd, the unpleasant and the difficult. But though the individual psalms arose from an assortment of times, experiences and settings, the book is composed in a deliberate pattern, not as a random anthology. The meaning of the Psalms is discovered in this pattern and order.

Michael Wilcock has written a sort of travel guide to the Psalms. In volume 1, he invites us to begin our journey through the gateway of Psalms 1 and 2, with their summons to obedience. In the second volume, The Message of Psalms 73–150, he ends with Psalm 150, singing its song of praise. In between we pass through all the "yes, buts" of faith—the conflicts, the burdens, the mysteries and the sufferings of life. In these laments and praises, hymns and liturgies, the Bible continues to speak clearly today.

About the Author

Michael Wilcock was formerly director of pastoral studies at Trinity College, Bristol. He has retired from many years of pastoring churches in the United Kingdom, most recently St. Nicholas' Church, Durham. He is also the author of several books in this series.

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Publisher's Description

The book of Psalms is a favorite of Christians, even though we frequently read it in portions and pieces, hopscotching through the familiar and avoiding the odd, the unpleasant and the difficult. But though the individual psalms arose from an assortment of times, experiences and settings, the book is composed in a deliberate pattern, not as a random anthology. The meaning of the Psalms is discovered in this pattern and order.

Michael Wilcock has written a sort of travel guide to the Psalms. In volume 1, he invites us to begin our journey through the gateway of Psalms 1 and 2, with their summons to obedience. In the second volume, The Message of Psalms 73–150, he ends with Psalm 150, singing its song of praise. In between we pass through all the "yes, buts" of faith—the conflicts, the burdens, the mysteries and the sufferings of life. In these laments and praises, hymns and liturgies, the Bible continues to speak clearly today.

About the Author

Michael Wilcock was formerly director of pastoral studies at Trinity College, Bristol. He has retired from many years of pastoring churches in the United Kingdom, most recently St. Nicholas' Church, Durham. He is also the author of several books in this series.

  • Cover Type:
  • 255 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • ISBN: SWILCOMIMESSAGEOFPSALMS172SO9780830812448