Drawing on over twenty years of study in the book of Psalms, Dr. Gerald H. Wilson reveals the links between the Bible and our present times. While he considers each psalm in itself, Wilson goes much further, examining whole groups of psalms and, ultimately, the entire Psalter, its purpose, and its use from the days of Hebrew temple worship onward through church history. In so doing, Wilson opens our eyes to ageless truths for our twenty-first-century lives.
Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but dont discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuablebut the job is only half done!
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.
The book is easy to understand for the most part and the author did his homework. As with any commentary, it is wise to compare his thoughts with the Bible itself. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joel Sturm
I am using this book to help me with my study of psalms. It is a big help but I must admit it isn't one of my favorites. I can't find a volume 2 so I can finish my study.Published 14 months ago by Myrtle R. Hodgson
This was exactly what I needed for personal and group Bible study. It goes in depth and still gives me practical applications for our small group.Published 17 months ago by captaincathy
One more for the shelf instead of on my laptop. You can sit down and read what is needed and turn back and mark like you do your Bible!Published 18 months ago by Julius K. Magee II