BOOK REVIEW OF ‘MEDITATIONS IN THE MESSIANIC PSALMS’ BY WILLIAM MCBRIDE
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This Christ-centred book on the Messianic Psalms is refreshingly heart- warming. It will gently and simply lead the English reader into these Old Testament Hebrew Texts. The author with great skill shows how quotations of the Messianic Psalms in the New Testament can consistently and contextually provide essential spiritual illumination of the Old Testament passages, even sections which seem at first remote and difficult to a casual reader.
This book also shows how the divinely-inspired citations of the Messianic Psalms in the New Testament are basic to an even deeper understanding of all the major doctrines central to the Christian faith. Careful readers of this book will be astonished by the perfect harmony of the Old and New Testament passages that are considered – proof in itself of divine inspiration of Scripture. They will then be gripped by the sheer wonder, immediate relevance and power of divine revelation.
All who are sincerely exercised by a need for revival and commitment in these days to ?serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling? will find powerful and practical encouragement in this book.
‘These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Me. Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.’ Luke 24: 44-45
About the Author
Born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, the author grew up on a farm in south Armagh. Saved in childhood, he entered assembly fellowship in early teens. Godly parents and grandparents encouraged him to devote himself from childhood to a lifetime study of God?s Word in the original languages. He also works in biomedical science and over many years has delivered presentations internationally in this field, mainly in Europe (in several European languages) and the Middle East, including Jerusalem, with several lectures in modern Hebrew. He lives in Lisburn, Northern Ireland with his wife Esther and two children