Resources and Links


Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Poetry. Basic Books, 1985.

Alter, Robert. The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007.

Alter, Robert. The David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1974.

The Book of Psalms: A New Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1997.

Brueggemann, Walter. Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2007.

Davie, Donald, editor. The Psalms in English. New York: Penguin Books, 1996.

Domina, Lynn, editor. Poets on the Psalms. San Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press, 2008.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2001. (online ESV Psalms)

Lewis, C.S. Reflections on the Psalms. New York: Harvest Books, 1986.

Ingraham, Margaret B. This Holy Alphabet: Lyric Poems Adapted from Psalm 119. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2009.

Merton, Thomas. Praying the Psalms. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1956.

Petersen, David L. and K. H. Richards, Interpreting Hebrew Poetry. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1992.

Peterson, Eugene H. The Psalms As Tools For Prayer. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

Pinsky, Robert. The Life of David. New York: Schocken Books, 2005.

Spurgeon, Charles. The Treasury of David in Three Volumes. McLean, VA: MacDonald Publishing Company.

Stern, David, translator. Complete Jewish Bible. Clarksville, MD: Jewish New Testament Publications, Inc., 1998.

Thurston, Bonnie. O Taste and See: A Biblical Reflection on Experiencing God. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2014.

Wieder, Laurence, editor. The Poets’ Book of Psalms. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Wright, N.T. The Case for the Psalms. New York: Harper One, 2013.

The Psalms Project Link to the ancient words set to modern music

PsalterMark Link to a contemporary blog examining all aspects of the Psalter as Scripture today