Item description for Holman Old Testament Commentary - Psalms (Holman Old Testament Commentary #11) by Steven J. Lawson & Max Anders...
Overview No other book in the Bible compares with the wonder of the sacred collection of inspired worship songs known as the Psalms. Considered by many to be the most loved portion of Scripture, the Psalms have been a bedrock of comfort and a tower of strength for believers in every experience of life. This is the first of two volumes in the Holman Old Testament Commentary given to the Psalms, that provides commentary on Psalms chapters 1-75. Some of the key Psalms receive an added in-depth treatment that includes exposition, illustrations, and teaching plans while providing an introductory overview of all 150 Psalms. The latest volume in the Old Testament series will equip teachers and pastors in preparing to teachers and preach the words composed from the shepherd king's heart.
One in a series of twenty Old Testament verse-by-verse commentary books edited by Max Anders. Includes discussion starters, teaching plan, and more. Great for lay teachers and pastors alike.
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Studio: Holman Reference
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.44" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.54 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher HOLMAN BIBLE PUBLISHING #48
Series Holman Old Testament Commentary
Series Number 11
ISBN 0805494715 ISBN13 9780805494716
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More About Steven J. Lawson & Max Anders
Steven J. Lawson is president of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to bring about biblical reformation in the church today, as well as the Professor of Preaching in the masters and doctoral programs at The Master's Seminary, Sun Valley, California.
Steven J. Lawson currently resides in Mobile, in the state of Alabama. Steven J. Lawson was born in 1951.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Holman Old Testament Commentary - Psalms?
In Depth Study of Psalms Apr 5, 2008
This book is an excellent study tool for learning about the beautiful Psalms. The format used by Steven Lawson/Max Landers is a wonderful home study tool. Each Psalm is introduced before the commentary on each verse is presented.There is a conclusion which is a thought provoking section for the modern reader to consider life-application. The teaching outline concludes the study of each Psalm. Notable quotations at the beginning of each Psalm pique the reader's interest and are a definite bonus!
Putting the Psalms to work in the pursuit of God Jan 8, 2008
Even though I only preached a few sermons from Psalms in 2007, this volume was a great addition to my shelves because it beats with a passion for all Christians to enjoy and profit from the Psalms. That is, although this commentary is built on solid exegesis, the goal is not an excellent sermon but an excellent life.
The pastoral ministry of Steve Lawson has been an inspiration to me for several years now. Here is a pastor who combines passionate Reformed theology, energetic expository preaching, and serious evangelistic fervor. All three of these are blended into the writing of this commentary on Psalms 76-150 (he also wrote the Holman volume on Psalms 1-75).
In the dedication page I was reminded of Pastor Lawson's involvement with the Samara Theological Seminary in Russia. He wrote: "May God give the Russian church a new generation of biblical expositors who preach the Word." I first heard of Samara via Jonathan Moorhead.
Turn to the Introduction for a 3-page summary of the church's use of Psalms since the Reformation - Luther, Calvin, Bunyan, Edwards, Carey, Spurgeon, Lloyd-Jones, etc. - Lawson knows his church history. He writes:
"God has used the Psalms to bless his servants over the centuries in immeasurable ways. This is only a sampling of countless other examples that could be offered here. The power of the Psalms to capture and conquer human hearts is unsurpassed. These incidents from church history are intended to whet your appetite for the Psalms with the hope that you will delve more fully into this book.
The Psalms is a vast ocean of truth, but it is a challenge to stretch one's arms around it. Consequently, the Psalms often remains untaught and unpreached. To reverse such a trend, this brief commentary on the Psalms, limited as it is, is a humble attempt to make this great book more easily accessible to you. These pages survey each of the psalms in the second half of the Psalter and are intended to help you grasp their richness. I hope this book will encourage you to teach and preach the Psalms. My prayer is that David's treasury will become all the more treasured by you- for God's glory and your good."
In addition to the normal use of a commentary as a tool for preachers, I heartily recommend this volume as a devotional aid. Meditate on the biblical chapter, and then read the 3-5 pages from Lawson for devotional profit.
And, if for no other reason, get this book for all the "power-quotes" from great figures in church history, each relevant to the chapter under discussion.