The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential (Hardcover)
One of the world's most trusted Bible scholars, N. T. Wright turns his attention to the central collection of prayers that Jesus and Paul knew best: the book of Psalms. Wright points out that the Psalms have served as the central prayer and hymnbook for the church since its beginning--until now. In The Case for the Psalms, Wright calls us to return to the Psalms as a steady, vital component of healthy Christian living.
Reading, studying, and praying the Psalms is God's means for teaching us what it means to be human: how to express our emotions and yearnings, how to reconcile our anger and our compassion, how to see our story in light of God's sweeping narrative of salvation. Wright provides the tools for understanding and incorporating these crucial verses into our own lives. His conclusion is simple: all Christians need to read, pray, sing, and live the Psalms.
About the Author
N. T. Wright, until recently Bishop of Durham, is currently Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews and is one of the world's leading Bible scholars. He has been featured on ABC News, Dateline NBC, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air, and has taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford universities. Wright is the award-winning author of many books, including "Surprised by Hope" and "Simply Christian".