War Psalms of the Prince of Peace: Lessons from the Imprecatory Psalms
Adams, James E.
“Dr. James Adams War Psalms of the Prince of Peace must rank among the finest studies on the imprecatory psalms. . . . I routinely advise others to read this book when any question about those psalms arises. . . . We would all do well to spend time in this book, with these psalms, and in prayer for God to triumph over the forces of evil we face today.”See All
Michael A. Milton
Chair for Missions and Evangelism, Erskine Theological Seminary
“James Adamss book on the rather startling imprecatory psalms is the best of its kind. . . . Christ-centered throughout, it is enlightening, succinct, warm, practical, and helpful for everyone grappling with the strong language of these psalmsincluding pastors! Once youve read this book, you will no longer feel confused or embarrassed by these psalms, nor will you want to avoid them. . . . Let Dr. Adamss book assist you to preach, teach, and pray the war psalms as never before!”See All
Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Although the Psalms are much beloved by readers of the Bible, some hostile language in individual psalms may be disconcerting. Are these seemingly vindictive prayers acceptable in the mouths of Christians? How is a pastor supposed to preach these texts?
James E. Adams wants us to embrace God’s Word in its entirety, and that means examining the parts that make us uncomfortable. In short, helpful chapters, Adams answers a number of questions: Are these psalms from God? Who is the speaker in the psalms? May we pray these psalms today? It turns out that the Prince of Peace has much to teach us about war, and even the imprecatory psalms may be prayed with the merciful goal of conversion.
Twenty-fifth anniversary edition—includes a new epilogue and additional chapter.