Songs Of A Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn Of Psalms 1-8: A Book Review

Songs_front__13143.1411574737.1280.1280Songs Of A Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn Of Psalms 1-8 by J.V. Fesko

“Music is powerful, and it can be misused. However, in the hands of our faithful covenant Lord, it has been rightly embedded in the life of the covenant community, the church, through the Bible’s songbook, the Psalms. The book of Psalms, also called the Psalter, is the biggest book of the Bible, but for many in the church it contents are largely mysterious and out of sight.”

It is one of the things I treasure about being Reformed – the dedication to the Psalms. Each chapter of Songs Of A Suffering King is devoted to exploring the first eight Psalms.

If you are not familiar with the Psalms you will be delighted to learn how Christ is manifest throughout them. This provides the greater depth and beauty to the Psalms.

“One of the things that readers of the Psalter should realize is that even thought King David, the principal author of the Psalter, writes of his own sorrows, troubles, victories, and praises, he is a type or foreshadow, of his Greater Son, Jesus, who is the antitype or fulfillment.”

As a writer and one who hopes to counsel others well, the Psalms are brimming with THE story. The broader narrative of Christ and our covenant with Him. Giving us an Anchor within our own stories which to relate fear, hope, protection, confusion, righteousness, suffering, mystery, repentance, majesty, wisdom, forgiveness and salvation. The Psalms are invaluable in helping us with human emotions and circumstances.

Pastor Fesko plumbs the depths of the first eight Psalms with acumen to ensure the reader is viewing them in proper context and exhorting us to study them thoroughly.

Songs Of A Suffering King is written in a concise devotional styled volume with questions at the end of each chapter for further reflection along with a Metrical version of each Psalm.

Songs Of A Suffering King is a profitable start to understanding the Psalms.

“Whether in plenty or want, in joy or sorrow, read, meditate, pray and by all means sing to Christ and cry out with the psalmist, “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!”

Disclosure: This book was provided by Reformation Heritage Books and Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for my review.

Purchase Songs Of A Suffering King.

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