Christopher Holmes offers an engaging and intentionally contemplative movement through ideas of goodness in relation to God as trinity drawing (particularly) upon the works of Thomas Aquinas (among others) in his own contemplative reflections of God as good. While not sufficiently a reflection on the goodness of the Lord in light of the Psalms, this volume instead treats the Psalms more as a backdrop motif that is intent more upon contemplative theological reflections than upon biblical exegesis. Readers may at once be struck by the very invitational manner in which this volume has been written to join in knowing the goodness of the God of Israel, the God the Church confesses as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This can be a welcome call that in fact draws upon the language of the Psalter itself to not only describe God’s goodness, but to explicitly invite worship of, and participation in, God’s...

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