About the Book The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Psalms is a user-friendly guide designed to faithfully lead you through the Book of Psalms using an easy-to-understand approach. Written by Douglas Connelly and edited by Larry Richards, The Book of Psalms will renew your spirit and uplift your heart as you realize the relevance of the inspirational songs. Book Synopsis The Book of Psalms is the most-read and most-quoted book of the Bible. Psalms or songs give expression to every human emotion and the timeless words still bring hope and healing. Let your spirit be renewed and your heart uplifted as you realize the relevance of these inspirational reminders. The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Psalms covers the meanings of the psalms and their impact today, the power of prayer, praise, trust, and obedience, and how to be smart about God's purpose, protection, deliverance, and direction. Every page contains handy features or learning aids like these: cross-references to other Scriptures brief commentaries from experts points to ponder the big picture of how passages fit with the entire Bible practical tips for applying biblical truths to life simple definitions of key words and concepts interesting maps, charts, and illustrations wrap-ups of each biblical passage study questions Whether you're new to the Bible, a long-time student of Scripture, or somewhere in between, you'll appreciate the many ways The Smart Guide to the Bible: The Book of Psalms goes far beyond your typical Bible study tool. The practical, relevant helps on each page lead you to get the most out of God's word. About the Author Dr. Larry Richards is a native of Michigan who now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Larry has taught and written Sunday school curriculum for every age group, and he has published more than two hundred books.