In Praying the Psalms in the Voice of Christ, Frank J. Matera offers a way to pray the Psalms within the Liturgy of the Hours rooted in the New Testament and the great writers of the early church. Taking his cue from Saint Augustine, Matera demonstrates how to hear the voice of Christ in the Psalms so that they can be prayed in the voice of Christ and his body, the church. In addition to this introduction to a Christological reading of the Psalms, Matera also provides a commentary on the Psalms as they occur in the four weeks of the Divine Office.
Frank J. Matera is professor emeritus at The Catholic University of America and pastor of St. Mary's Church in Simsbury, Connecticut. He previously served as professor of biblical studies at The Catholic University of America from 1988 to 2012. He is the former president of the Catholic Biblical Association and the author of more than fourteen books and over fifty articles.