Exposing The Psalms

Peter Nevland

Meet the Author

As a writer, teacher, performer and speaker, PETER NEVLAND’s words excite, captivate, ignite and inspire. He’s toured 5 continents, producing 7 CDs, 2 DVDs, 2 books and more than 700 poems since he left his engineering job at Motorola in 2002 to pioneer the art of Spoken Groove. When he’s not preaching in churches, performing in theatres, teaching his How to Write workshops or writing ads to grow small businesses, you’ll find him and his wife, Victoria, at their home in Austin, Texas.


Unmasking their beauty, art and power for a new generation

An unusual and entertaining commentary on thirty psalms. It is written with a fresh, colloquial and postmodern voice. Each chapter is followed by a poem based on the psalm.

“You have to experience the Psalms to understand them. They’re art, not essays. You understand art when it surrounds and barrages your senses, like it would at a gallery, a museum, or surrounded by paint and canvasses in an artist’s studio. This book is a gallery where you can play with the art.” Peter Nevland

The book begins with an introduction in which the author encourages us to mind the gap between the ancient faraway culture of the psalmists and our current world. He outlines his way of interpreting the psalms (a nine-step interpretive process) before proceeding to unpack 30 of the 150 psalms.

The book has an unusual design – more like a montage of comments than a commentary in the traditional sense. It doesn’t expound or “expose” the selected psalms in the order in which they come in the canon of Scripture. It begins with Psalm 45, goes to 85, then to 23, then to 100, 24, and so on. Each commentary on the psalm is followed by a poem written by the author—a kind of lyrical exploration of some of the ideas in the psalm, which is, of course, itself a lyrical medium.

“Excellent – a great balance of popular accessibility and theological explanation.” Graham Kendrick


Product Details

ISBN // 978-1-86024-903-7 (Paperback)
             978-1-78078-237-9 (eBook)

PRICE // $13.99

PAGES // 192 pp

FORMAT // 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" PB

SUBJECT // Religion/Biblical Criticism & Interpretation/Old Testament
                     (REL 006 090)            


SHIP DATE // May 26, 2014

IN_STORE // June 24, 2014

Key Points


Target Audience

Those interested in looking at Psalms in more detail. Those who enjoy poetry.