On 13th January 2012 I wrote in my journal, “I wondered about studying Psalms for a while and even preaching on some of them.” I had previously been studying the life of David and had preached quite a few sermons on him. Studying the Psalms seemed the obvious thing to do after this. So, I began and “for a while” has so far been over 3 years and still wondering if I have even scratched the surface of this amazing book. What follows are some of the things I have discovered and been blessed with over these 3 + years.
Below is the list of books/articles/websites I have quoted from.
1. Tremper Longman 111 How to Read the Psalms Intervarsity Press 1988
2. Walter Brueggemann The Message of the Psalms A Theological Commentary Ausberg Publishing House 1984
3. Walter Brueggemann Israel’s Praise. Doxology against Idolatry and Ideology Fortress Press 1988
4. Craig C Broyles New International Biblical Commentary – Psalms Hendrickson Publishers 1999
5. Michael Wilcock The Message of the Psalms Intervarsity Press 2001
6. C.S. Lewis Reflections on the Psalms Fontana Books 1958
7. The Jewish Study Bible Tanakh Translation Oxford University Press 2004
8. Matthew Jacoby Deeper Places – Experiencing God in the Psalms Baker Books 2013
9. James W Sire Learning to Pray Through the Psalms Intervarsity Press 2005
10. C. Hassell Bullock An Introduction to the Old Testament – Poetic Books Moody Publishers 1979, 1988.
11. Charles R. Swindoll Living Beyond the Daily Grind – Reflections on the Songs and Sayings in Scripture Word Publishing 1988.
12. Claus Westermann Praise and Lament in the Psalms Bookcrafters Inc. 1965
13. David J Cohen Why O Lord – Praying our Sorrows Paternoster 2013
14. Kathryn Green-McCreight Darkness is My Only Companion. A Christian Response to Mental Illness Brazos Press 2006
15. Hugh Ross, Hidden Treasures in the Book of Job – How the Oldest Book in the Bible Answers Today’s Scientific Questions Baker, 2011
16. John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions Baker Academic 1993, 2005
17. James G Murphy Psalms James Family Publishing 1876, 1977.
18. Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care Spring 2012, Volume 5, Number 1 edition, Published by the Institute of Spiritual Formation, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, 2012.
19. David Bentley Hart The Experience of God Yale University Press 2013
20. AW Tozer The Knowledge of the Holy Authentic Media 2008
21. Paul Bradbury Sowing in Tears. How to Lament in a church of Praise Grove Books Limited 2007
22 Mark Buchanan in Leadership Journal by Christianity Today International. Fall 2011
23. quoted by Rev. Angus Stewart in his article “John Calvin on the Wonder of the Psalms” at http://www.cprf.co.uk/articles/johncalvinpsalms.htm#.VbiXbDow_IU
24. Dr Larry Crabb The Silence of Adam – Becoming Men of Courage in a World of Chaos Zondervan 1995
25. N.T. Wright The Case for the Psalms – Why They Are Essential HarperOne 2013
26. D Martyn Lloyd-Jones Faith on Trial – Studies in Psalm 73 Inter-Varsity Press 1965
27. Artur Weiser The Psalms SCM Press 1962
28. C.H. Spurgeon The Treasury of David Evangelical press 1978 (second edition)
29 Derek Kidner Tyndale OT Commentaries, Psalms Intervarsity Press 1973
30. Tremper Longman lll Tyndale OT Commentaries, Psalms Intervarsity Press 2014
31. Wayne Cordeiro Leading on Empty Bethany House Publishers 2009
32. Charles R. Swindoll, Living Beyond the Daily Grind W. Publishing Group 1989
33. Brennan Manning The Signature of Jesus Crown Publishing Group 2011
34. Nik Ripken The Insanity of God – A True Story of Faith Resurrected B & H Publishing Group 2011
35. Lisa Stilwell The Heavens Proclaim His Glory Thomas Nelson Inc. 2010
36. Phil Moore Straight to the Heart of Psalms Monarch Books 2013
37. EM Blaiklock Commentary on the Psalms Volume 1 Psalms for Living Psalms 1-72 Scripture Union 1977
38. Theodore Williams God Alive – Studies on Psalms Outreach Publications 1992
39. Walter Brueggemann, William H Bellinger Jr Psalms Cambridge University Press 2014
40. B. Rhodes Psalms SCM Press 1980
41. W.G. Scroggie Psalms Pickering & Inglis 1965
42 A. Anderson The New Century Bible Commentary – Psalms Marshall, Morgan and Scott 1981
43 H.C. Leupold Exposition of Psalms Evangelical Press 1974
44. Larry Crabb Soultalk – The Language God Longs for Us to Speak Integrity Publishers 2003