One of the most rewarding adventures in Old Testament exposition is in teaching and preaching from the Psalms. In the Psalms we enter into the experience of the psalmist as he pours out his heart to God or allows his heart to be filled with a fresh word from God. You will appreciate Dr. William's exacting mind and close attention to the text of each psalm. His scholarly expertise in dealing with exegetical issues will be of great assistance. The virtual line-by-line analysis leaves no gem in the treasure chest of the Psalms unexamined. Based on this exegetical foundation, Dr. Williams moves to address the practical issues facing the communicator of Scripture. His breadth of pastoral experience enriches each chapter, as he relates the biblical text to the church today, to our cultural milieu, to our time of history, and to our personal life of faith. The application and illustration could not be broader in scope, truer to life, nor more timely in relevance. The worship of God, the power of God, the kingdom of God--these themes emerge time and again with rich illustration. The most personal of the Psalms are dealt with in an intimate way that allows us to encounter God in a refreshing, renewing way in our lives.