Although the Psalms are much beloved by readers of the Bible, some hostile language in individual psalms may be disconcerting. Are these seemingly vindictive prayers acceptable in the mouths of Christians? How is a pastor supposed to preach these texts?

James E. Adams wants us to embrace God's Word in its entirety, and that means examining the parts that make us uncomfortable. In short, helpful chapters, Adams answers a number of questions: Are these psalms from God? Who is the speaker in the psalms? May we pray these psalms today? It turns out that the Prince of Peace has much to teach us about war, and even the imprecatory psalms may be prayed with the merciful goal of conversion.

Twenty-fifth anniversary edition—includes a new epilogue and additional chapter.

The Jerusalem Chamber was ... the meeting place of the Westminster Assembly, the committee of divines appointed by Parliament in 1643 to reform the Church of England. Among the documents to emerge from the Assembly was the Westminster Confession, which was to be the definitive doctrinal statement of English Presbyterianism.

​                                  --The Dean and Chapter of Westminster

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