The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity and intimacy, they are unrivaled in all of Scripture. How to Read the Psalms has ratings and 31 reviews. The Psalms possess an enduring fascination for us. For frankness, directness, intensity and intima. No wonder Christians have used the Psalms in worship from the earliest times to the How to Read the Psalms () by Tremper Longman III.

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Overall the work serves a need for the average Christian. Here is a book for all those who long to better understand these mirrors of the soul. Above all, go to the psalms to be honest with God. Yet the Psalms cause us difficulties when we look at them closely.

This is a good little book. Longman easily demonstrates the importance of knowing the Psalms and explaining the various forms of the Psalms.

Jul 02, Joe rated it it was amazing Shelves: A very helpful book about the Psalms. Answers to the Exercises.

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Notify me of new posts via email. Fhe the psalmists seem to have anticipated all our awe, desires and frustrations. Mar 11, Concise Reader rated it it was ok.


Aug 26, Scott Carter rated it really liked it. Recalling Calvin’s words that the Psalms are “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul,” Longman urges us to read the Psalms, because they “appeal to the whole person.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The first is that we neglect a psalm’s original setting. His joint editorial work with Raymond Dillard on An Introduction to the Old Testament served to cement his name among such scholars. A Melody of Psalms. For here Longman explains how the Psalms do the very thing they were designed to do: Thanks for telling us about the problem. You are commenting using your WordPress. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Book Review: How To Read The Psalms by Tremper Longman III

For a season, I was frequently reading psalms and doing some devotional study of them. Chapter two examines the origin, development and use of the Psalms, including some helpful reflection on the titles, authorship, and historical events behind some of the psalms. Longman discusses genre, imagery, organization, parallelism, etc. Paperbackpages.

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When God hears your prayer, don’t forget to thank him for his kindness. Excellent introduction to the Psalms.

Longman is a good teacher and writes well. Be the first to ask a question about How to Read the Psalms. It does a wonderful job of explaining some of the characteristics of different Psalms, how to read them and to The author uses a lot of examples to explain things, which he does well, and the book also contains a lot of quotes and refer to various authors. Psalms of reorientation, in which renewed hope in God is expressed.

As I have come to conclude my reading of this work, I have found it helpful in doing exactly what its author states it is aimed at doing: Good if you don’t have any experience with poetry as Longman goes over basic categories in biblical poetry.