Songs of a Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn of Psalms 1–8 Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  October 6, 2014 — 4 Comments
Songs of a Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn of Psalms 1–8 Book Cover Songs of a Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn of Psalms 1–8
J.V. Fesko
Reformation Heritage Books
April 29, 2014
128

Our Lord has wisely given the Psalms, the songbook of the Bible, for the benefit of the church. But for many people, the Psalms’ contents are mysterious because they no longer have a place of prominence in the church’s worship. Author J. V. Fesko hopes to awaken the church to the majesty, beauty, and splendor of the Psalms through a devotional exploration of Psalms 1–8, a “grand Christ hymn,” in which David, as the suffering king, prefigures the king of kings, Jesus Christ. To encourage readers to come to a greater appreciation for the Psalms, the author includes with each chapter questions for further reflection and study and a metrical version of each psalm. He also recommends Internet resources that provide digital files of the tunes.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Songs of a Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn of Psalms 1–8 by J. V. Fesko (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“This book helped me to better understand Psalms.”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 5 stars

“I was truly blessed by this book and will definitely recommend it to others.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

Songs of a Suffering King by J. V. Fesko is an excellent resource for studying the Psalms that I highly recommend it for all believers.”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this book extremely helpful in orienting my heart towards the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 5 Stars

“Overall, this is a clear concisely packaged exposition of the first Psalms. I recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“Fesko’s book will help you to see the Psalms in a fresh light.”
Reviewer: Tom Farr
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book to those who want to study Psalms 1-8 and believe they will have a greater gratitude for love of Christ Jesus from it.”
Reviewer: Kenneth Clayton
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a helpful book on the Psalms.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 4 Stars

“J.V. Fesko is a go-to author for me and this book on Psalms 1-8 will be a work I return to again.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a helpful book on the Psalms.”
Reviewer: Debbie White
Rating: 3 Stars

“I highly recommend this book to both seasoned interpreters of the Psalms and to newer Christians.”
Reviewer: Andrew Keuer
Rating: 5 Stars

“This would be a good book to use for personal devotionals or in your small group.”
Reviewer: David Hodges
Rating: 5 Stars

“This would be a good book for small group study.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

Songs of a Suffering King is a deep and immensely worthwhile read.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a valuable and helpful book on the Psalms.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is Christ-centred preaching at its’ finest.
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book for anyone studying the Psalms and/or the Old Testament.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book would be a good for small groups, or for devotional reading of the Psalter.”
Reviewer: Brandon Schmidt
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book lead me to worship the Lord.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will help you to study the Psalms.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 4 Stars

Songs Of A Suffering King is a profitable place to start in understanding the Psalms.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is a must for pastors and Bible students, anybody interested in digging thoughtfully into the text to see Christ on every page.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard
Rating: 5 Stars

“As with all of Dr. Fesko’s work, you will greatly benefit in heart and mind from his devoted study and gift of writing. I sincerely recommend it.”
Reviewer: Kevin Fiske
Rating: 5 Stars

“Excellent book, I recommend it.”
Reviewer: Jim Lee
Rating: 4 Stars

Songs of a Suffering King is a great place to start if you are getting acquainted with the Psalms or a great supplement if you are a regular student of the “grand Christ hymn.”
Reviewer: Shelley Mitchell
Rating: 4 stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Douglas Wallace
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn to sing the Psalms and draw closer to Christ.”
Reviewer: Karen Lyons
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a great book that will help you understand the Psalms and grow closer to Jesus.”
Reviewer: Richard Lucian
Rating: 5 stars

“This book was truly a delight to the soul, and I would recommend it to anyone.”
Reviewer: Jeff Shawver
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would definitely recommend this book to someone looking for a resource to help them in understanding the Psalms, not in a technical sense, but in a way that evokes worship to God.”
Reviewer: Adam Blosser
Rating: 3 Stars

“Buy this book and then pass it on.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 5 stars

“I warmly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is a very helpful book on the Psalms.”
Reviewer: Xi Ming
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is perfect for private studies or devotional times.”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a helpful devotional book.”
Reviewer: Benjamin Shaw
Rating: 3 Stars

“You would do well to add this book to your library.”
Reviewer: Erik ODell
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a great bible study tool that will help you on your journey of learning about Jesus more.”
Reviewer: Tina Garret
Rating: 5 Stars

“Fesko’s studies of the psalms in question are both Christocentric, and rooted in the history from which the Psalm written.”
Reviewer: Coralie Cowan
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the Psalms.”
Reviewer: Gaines Redd
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is easy to read and very informative. It now has a place on my bookshelf so I can refer back to it in the future.”
Reviewer: Amanda Talbert
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book helped me to understand the Psalms better.”
Reviewer: Kaye Chawell
Rating: 3 Stars