“The Psalms are among the oldest poems in the world, and they still rank with any poetry in any culture, ancient or modern, from anywhere in the world. They are full of power and passion, horrendous misery and unrestrained jubilation, tender sensitivity and powerful hope. Anyone at all whose heart is open to new dimensions of human experience, anyone who loves good writing, anyone who wants a window into the bright lights and dark corners of the human soul–anyone open to the beautiful expression of a larger vision of reality should react to these poems like someone who hasn’t had good meal for a week or two. It’s all here.” N.T. Wright, The Case for the Psalms, p. 2.