Berkeley, California (EastBayDaily) — With his new book, “The Psalms of the First Covenant People of God” (published by iUniverse), Mathew V. Thekkekara puts the culmination of 23 years of studying and teaching the Book of Psalms to theology students into the hands of readers everywhere.
This scholarly and perceptive study of the Book of Psalms offers learners and researchers a traffic signal or signboard directing them to the huge wealth withheld by the Psalms. “The Psalms of the First Covenant People of God” is a basic study aide to fill in the vacuum of text books which dive into the depths of the Psalms. “This rudimentary capsule of Christian prayer and spirituality could make us feel the prayer taste of the First Covenant People of God and lead us into a closer personal relationship with our God,” says Thekkekara.
An excerpt from “The Psalms of the First Covenant People of God”:
“The mystery of God’s self-revelation and self-gift to Israel in the Old Testament prefigured what was to be accomplished in Christ and in the church. God has given himself totally to humans in Christ. God’s union with the people in the Old Testament looks forward to Christ’s union with the church. In saying the Psalms, which recount God’s love for Israel, the church is speaking of her union with Jesus Christ.”
Thekkekara’s book is different from other religious books in that he takes a very analytical, critical and scientific approach to studying the Bible. “Although, above all,” he explains, “I want readers to find a love for the Word of God, in particular for a Book of Psalms from the Bible.”
“The Psalms of the First Covenant People of God” By Mathew V. Thekkekara SDB Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 236 pages | ISBN 9781475981858 E-Book | 236 pages | ISBN 9781475981865 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author Mathew V. Thekkekara is a Biblical expert on the Psalms, the Biblical Wisdom books and the Letters of St. Paul. He holds multiple advanced degrees, and throughout his career has taught courses on a number of biblical concepts and topics.
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