Jesus of Nazareth is explicitly mentioned in fewer than half of the 66 books in the Protestant Bible, Tim Keller sees Jesus in all of them. “There are two ways to read the Bible,” the New York Times best-selling author and prominent pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian says. “The one way to read the Bible is that it’s basically about you. … Or you can read it as all about Jesus.” It’s somewhat unsurprising then, given Keller’s perspective, that he would see Jesus throughout the Psalms, an Old Testament book compiled centuries before Christ’s birth.
What is remarkable is how Keller sees Jesus showing up there and why. In “The Songs of Jesus,” Tim Keller and his wife, Kathy, offer a 365-day Jesus-centered devotional from the book of Psalms. Here we discuss what they believe we can learn about Jesus in this ancient book of poetry.