Only one Answer Guide is needed per small group facilitator.
This study has 7 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 6 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Catherine Upchurch and a commentary, Psalms for All Seasons, by John F. Craghan. Note that the Psalms I study and the Psalm II study use the same commentary. Those planning to do both studies should order Study Sets for one of the studies, and order only the study guide for the subsequent study. It is recommended that Psalms I be studied prior to Psalms II.
The Book of the Psalms is a unique collection of the song-prayers of Israel. To study Psalms is to study prayer, ultimately to enter into prayer. Therefore the Study Guide questions rely heavily on personal life experiences. Psalms II focuses on a selection of twenty-eight psalms divided into three categories: Royal Psalms, Psalms of Lament, and Psalms of Declarative Praise.