Roland E. Murphy, O. Carm., (deceased 2002) was George Washington Ivey Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies of Duke University and adjunct at the Washington Theological Union. He was coeditor of the "New Jerome Biblical Commentary, " and wrote numerous articles, books, and commentaries.
"In its favor, the book is easily read and accessible to students of the Psalms in all walks of life. A love of the Psalms that seems to encourage others to take time with these texts comes through Murphy's writing. "The Gift of the Psalms" would be a useful addition to a church library and a good text to use in studying the Psalms in a congregational setting. For the pastor and students engaging in regular study of the Psalms and sermon preparation, this would be a good supplemental text. In general, Murphy's book is a good read for those who are making a beginning journey or a return trip to the world of the Psalms."
--"Lexington Theological Quarterly"