Monday, April 23, 2018

Book Review: The Psalms of Asaph:

The Psalms of Asaph: Struggling with Unanswered Prayer, Unfulfilled Promises, and Unpunished Evil

Struggling with Unanswered Prayer, Unfulfilled Promises, and Unpunished Evil
By James N. Watkins

Publisher: Bold Vision Books
Page count: 209

            James Watkins from Hope and Humor blog has explored the writings of Asaph in reference some hard questions of the Christian life.

Jim gives scriptural evidence that Asaph, a chief musician in David’s court, experienced times of doubt (Psalm 73.)

He uses his expertise to explore the writings of Asaph with examples from the Bible, from well-known Christian writers, from his own life experience, and from people he knows personally.

This book would benefit anyone who searches for answers to the deeper issues of prayer that seem to vex them.
The Psalms of Asaph is well-written and thoroughly researched. I believe it would be an asset to anyone’s personal library.

I found a study guide for small groups on his website, Psalms of Asaph study guide

I purchased this book myself. I chose to review it and give an unbiased review.



  1. Jim is an excellent writer and has a heart full of compassion for others. I'm happy he wrote this book.

    1. Jeanette: Yes, he is. I look forward to when he posts the thread where he asks how he can pray for us.

  2. Thank you for this review Cecelia. I was just reading on Jeanette's blog about unanswered prayers... the struggle of every believer probably :) It sounds like a very interesting book.

  3. Thank you for this review. I will check into this...have not paid much attention to "Asaph", even though I see his name in the I am curious. Thank you for this...and have a blessed and beautiful day.

    1. Pam: Asaph's writing show the range of emotion he goes through. A former Sunday school teacher was at one time a lay preacher in our former church. One of his best sermons was on Psalm 73, a psalm of Asaph.


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