In this exposition on a collection of Psalms, Adams provides valuable insight and ideas for pastors and teachers. These Psalms are traditionally known as the Penitential Psalms, and given special attention during the season of Lent throughout the church. St. Augustine requested these particular Psalms while on his deathbed. Adams focuses on specific topics for each Psalm beneficial for teachers and clergy in preparing sermons and lessons, such as chastisement, repentance, prayer, and the effects of sin.
The author shows considerable skill in seizing salient points in these Psalms to mark homiletic divisions.
—Union Seminary Magazine, Vol 24, 1913