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Psalm Basics for Catholics: Seeing Salvation History in a New Way (Signed by Dr. Bergsma)


• What is a "Psalm" and who wrote them?
• How do the Psalms fit into the story of salvation?
• What prophecies of Jesus do the Psalms contain?

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• What is a "Psalm" and who wrote them?
• How do the Psalms fit into the story of salvation?
• What prophecies of Jesus do the Psalms contain?

  • In his third back-to-basics look at the Bible, popular theology professor and bestselling Catholic author and speaker, John Bergsma, 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 Bible Basics for Catholics and New Testament Basics for Catholics to help bridge the gap between the world of contemporary Catholics 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. For more than two thousand years, Christians have sung, chanted, and prayed the psalms, a practice of worship inherited from our Jewish ancestors in faith. Whether prayed during Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, or in personal reflection, these ancient hymns continue to be a guiding light for Catholics. Yet, rarely do we step back and look at how the psalms fit into the story of salvation revealed in the Bible the way Bergsma does here.

    Bergsma also addresses common 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 examination of the psalms helps Catholics see how their promise is fulfilled in Christ.

    Paperback: 160 pages
    Publisher: Ave Maria Press (March 16, 2018)

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What a joy to have this little book in Dr Bergsma’s clear, thoughtful presenting style. I can share this with my adult grandchildren who are evangelising their parents.

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David Montague
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I really enjoyed this book. Dr. Bergsma did a fantastic job of breaking down the psalms and their meaning.

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Kathleen Leger
Psalm Basics for Catholics: Seeing Salvation History in a New Way

I thought the Psalms were 150 hymns of worship combined to form one Book until I read Dr. Bergsma's brilliant dissection of same. The way the groupings of Psalms lead into each other helps one to better understand psalmist's intent. Now I have a deeper appreciation of the Psalms. The simplicity of his illustrations have stayed in my mind as I read/pray the Psalms.

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Prisilla Baldwin
Psalm Basics for Catholics

I love this book. Easy to read but super thorough. Dr. Bergsma has a great way of teaching important lessons for long term understanding.

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