Understanding the Psalms
This is a comprehensive and straighforward look at the Psalms. They are often used in worship, sometimes leaving the worshippers wondering who the psalmists' many enemies are and how the cries for vengeance and violence can be understood by a Christian. The highs and lows of human life all find their way into the Psalms. Fear of enemies, difficulties in praying, support in sickness, the fear of death, the problems of politicians and rulers, the joy of family life, the satisfaction of a job well done, the dependability of God when all human help fails--all are there.