“I cannot even imagine a better introduction to the psalms than this book. John Bergsma has made the psalms more understandable, more singable, and even more lovable than before.”- Mike Aquilina, author of A History of the Church in 100 Objects 

John Bergsma, popular theology professor and bestselling Catholic author and speaker highlights the presence of Jesus in the psalms and helps us understand their meaning in light of the story of salvation. Bergsma employs the same conversational style and simple illustrations found in his Bible Basics for Catholics and New Testament Basics for Catholics to help bridge the gap between the  contemporary world and the ancient world of the Bible. 

In Psalm Basics for Catholics, John Bergsma introduces us to King David, the story of Israel, and the salvation of the Jewish people through the coming of Jesus. Christians have chanted, sung, and prayed the psalms for over 2000 years, but don't always examine where the psalms fit into the salvation history. Bergsma shows their place and answers other important questions about the psalms, including:

  • Do the psalms really predict Jesus?
  • What do we make of the so-called curse psalms?
  • Why do we pray the psalms in the Liturgy of the Hours?
  • How do I read and pray the psalms?

Bergsma's insightful, practical inspection of the psalms helps Catholics see how their promise is fulfilled in Christ. A great addition to your spiritual library or a thoughtful gift!


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