The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential

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5.2 X 7.8 X 0.6 inches | 0.2 pounds

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About the Author

N. T. Wright, formerly bishop of Durham in England, is professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He also taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. He has written over thirty books, including Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, Justification and Evil and the Justice of God. His magisterial work, Jesus and the Victory of God, is widely regarded as one of the most significant contributions to contemporary New Testament studies.


"A characteristic blend of learning, personal insight and spiritual perception. This book will be of enormous help to Christians who want to know how to make fuller use of one of the greatest scriptural resources for prayer."--Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury
"Prayer is an act of rebellion. In this incisive and fresh look at the Book of the Psalms, N. T. Wright invites us to enter an alternative worldview that the Psalms embody. Let this book lead you to the Psalms--but beware, it's the wardrobe door into a new world order."--Scot McKnight, author of The King Jesus Gospel
"In The Case for the Psalms, Tom Wright invites readers to enter the biblical world of praise and prayer and be transformed by it. With characteristic clarity, vividness, and depth, Wright's book will not only encourage you to read the Psalms, but to live them."--Peter Enns, author of The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins
"N. T. Wright urges both believers and church communities to revive the practice of praying, singing, living and 'breathing' psalms in everyday life...Helpful for pastors or any Christian seeking a new perspective on the Psalms."--Bible Study Magazine
"All our greatest treasures have a way of getting lost--then rediscovered. I can think of few greater treasures than the great songbook of the songs. I can think of no one better suited to explaining why and how they are to be treasured than N. T. Wright."--John Ortberg, author of Who Is This Man?
"Wright... knows the Bible about as well as he knows his name, and on this go plumbs the Psalms. The author's reflections are pastoral, urging the reader to understand and then pray and sing the Psalms."--Publishers Weekly
"Wright finds both personal and ecclesiastical possibilities in the Psalms . . . mining poems for their meaning, seeking context, and searching for resonances in other locations . . . both informed and affecting."--Library Journal
"[N.T. Wright] writes a context for what he quotes that is almost as graceful, if not as stunningly beautiful, as the Psalms themselves."--Booklist