A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
Our generation is blessed to have more excellent resources on the Psalms than we can possibly read. Only the “Psalms specialist” could keep up with them all. As the title of this series implies, the “Application Commentaries” from Zondervan do not typically address all the academic and theological questions the scholar and theologian may like, but the handful of these commentaries that I have used, at least, are by no means trite and have shown themselves to be genuinely useful and valuable to the preacher.
This new commentary on Psalms 73-150 confirms my impression. It is not detailed, but it is very well-informed, helpfully conveying the sense of each Psalm and enriching the application – NIVAC’s trademark “Bridging Contexts” focus.
Gerald Wilson was the author of the first volume NIVAC commentary on Psalms (2002; Psalms 1-72) and was slotted to do the second volume but was prevented by death. Now at long last Tucker and Grant have supplied us with volume two – a most worthy complement to Wilson and to the NIVAC series.
Fred G. Zaspel
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Psalms, Volume 2 (The NIV Application Commentary)