Resources for Studying the Psalms and the letter of James

This weekend someone asked me for a short list of resources for studying the Psalms and the New Testament letter of James. Here are the books I recommended, plus a couple of extras…


Psalms the Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Praying the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann

The Psalms as Christian Worship by Bruce Waltke

Psalms by Derek Kidner

Psalms (vol 1) by Gerald Wilson


James: An Introduction and Commentary by Douglas J. Moo

James by John MacArthur

The Message of James by J. Alec Motyer

The Letter of James by Douglas J. Moo (In this commentary Moo dives deeper. This is the best resource I have found for studying James.)


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David Lindell

David Lindell

David serves as the Campus Ministries Director and West Campus pastor at James River Church in Springfield, Missouri. He has theology degrees from Evangel University (BA) and Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM). David has written for Christianity Today and currently writes for James River Church’s blog. He is married to Becky and they have three children: Owen, Elliot, and Henley. You can follow him on Twitter @davidlindell