"I cannot enthusiastically enough commend Jim Adams (no relative of mine) for the work he has done in dealing with a difficult and all-too-often neglected area of preaching!” —Jay Adams
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION
Although the Psalms are much beloved by readers of the Bible, hostile language in individual psalms is often rejected or misunderstood by well-meaning Christians. Pastor-theologian James E. Adams tackles such questions as:
• Are these psalms from God?
• Who is the speaker in the psalms?
• Who are the enemies the psalms describe?
• May we pray these psalms today?
• How ought a pastor to preach these texts?
“James Adams’s book on the rather startling imprecatory psalms is the best of its kind. . . . Christ-centered throughout, it is enlightening, succinct, warm, practical, and helpful for everyone grappling with the strong language of these psalms—including pastors! Once you’ve read this book, you will no longer feel confused or embarrassed by these psalms, nor will you want to avoid them. . . . Let Dr. Adams’s book assist you to preach, teach, and pray the ‘war psalms’ as never before!”
—Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“Dr. James Adams’ War Psalms of the Prince of Peace must rank among the finest studies on the imprecatory psalms. . . . I routinely advise others to read this book when any question about those psalms arises. . . . We would all do well to spend time in this book, with these psalms, and in prayer for God to triumph over the forces of evil we face today.”
—Michael A. Milton, Chair for Missions and Evangelism, Erskine Theological Seminary
James E. Adams (DMin, Westminster Seminary California) has been the pastor of Cornerstone Church in Mesa, Arizona, for more than thirty-five years and has taught theology in churches and seminaries in the United States and throughout Latin America for more than forty years.