The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives pastors the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By providing focused commentary, this volume allows pastors to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.
Throughout the centuries, the Psalms have held a beloved place in Judaism and Christianity and in the lives of individual believers. They express in profound ways the thoughts and emotions of the soul, from the highest experiences of joy and praise to the lowest valleys of lament. C. Hassell Bullock has been deeply shaped by the Psalms, and this commentary is born out of a lifetime of loving study--as a Christian, a professor, and a pastor. He brings all three perspectives to bear, skillfully leading the reader through each psalm, with attention paid to genre, structure, theology, and practical application. Here is wise guidance for preachers and teachers who wish to bring the timeless messages of the Psalms to today's believers.
"In this creative work, Bullock has served up a feast for us to fully engage the riches of the Psalms. From structure to theology, outlines to application, it's all here, fresh and accessible. Both the novice and the veteran lover of the Psalter need look no further. This is a fabulous tool to help the contemporary church bring the honesty of lament back into the hearts and practice of believers--we need it!"--Andrew J. Schmutzer, professor of biblical studies, Moody Bible Institute; coauthor of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther in the Teach the Text Commentary Series
"Teach the Text is the kind of commentary I have wanted for a long time."--Haddon Robinson, former Harold John Ockenga Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
"This series puts whole worlds of biblical context and information in the hands that need it most."--John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; author of Who Is This Man?
C. Hassell Bullock (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Franklin S. Dyrness Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. He is the author of the first volume on the Psalms in the Teach the Text Commentary Series, as well as An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books and Encountering the Book of Psalms.