Psalms 1 - 89 : Vol 1 : Focus on the Bible
Yet, for many centuries the Psalms would have been the most familiar part of scripture to people who had no access to books. They are not only an integral part of the shared experience of the church but they also communicate God's guidance to this world, unfurl his character and encourage his people.
The range of subjects covered is staggering! They extol God's greatness and invite repentance, express commitment to his covenants and adherence to his law - and look forward to the coming Messianic kingdom. The style is predominantly praise but includes prayers, complaints - and even curses! Many were composed as liturgy, to be sung by God's people together, others are private and personal - yet have still found a place as shared worship in the church.
All of which makes them fascinating! This volume covers the first 3 books of the Psalms (Psalms 1 to 89). A Second Volume covers books 4 and 5 (Psalms 90 to 150) and includes an appendix with a suggested chronological order.
Eric is also the author of Proverbs - Everyday Wisdom for Everyone in the Focus on the Bible commentary series ISBN 9781845502676.