It's been thirty five years and two million copies since W. Phillip Keller gave us A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, and it continues to encourage and inspire Christians with its classic insights into the heart of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Page by page, Keller reveals new facets of the Shepherd of Psalm 23 and his tireless, devoted care of His sheep. In these pages you will discover an uplifting expression of Christ's love for those that trust him as their protector, guide, provider and faithful keeper. Scripture is from the NIV 1984 Edition. Hardcover edition.
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I really appreciate the shepherd's take on Psalm 23. It helps to make this Psalm more personal and more understandable. The author relates to us as we really are- totally incapable of managing ourselves.
I have read this in the past and once again I have gleaned so much from this. I'm hoping to start a book study on this after the first of the year and wanted to provided the books for the ladies when they attend
Very good book. Short, simple, easy to understand. The writer, from his own personal experience as a shepherd correlates to Psalm 23. The analogies, explanations, insights & illumination are awesome! He walks us through the Psalm, drawing parallels to Psalm 23 & his life as a shepherd. Encouraging & faith inspiring! I will read other books by this author. He's good!
An excellent Bible study. Keller takes the actual duties of a shepherd in the care of his flock for correlating what is happening in the 23rd Psalm. Many people do not understand the responsibilities of a shepherd. God in his care for humankind performs the same acts of care and protection for those whom He created in His image. O how good and merciful is our Lord God. A good read for those who just made the commitment to the Lord and an eye-opener for those who have spent twenty plus years in a congregation without understanding the grace and mercy of God. Have read the book multiple times plus given as gifts to some who ask question but continue talking and miss the reply.
This book was recommended by my pastor so I bought several to share with some friends at church. We are thinking about using it as a study book in our women's mission group. It is so rich that I can only read a bit at a time and meditate on it!
This particular book is currently being used in my SS Class. It makes the Psalm so much more meaningful when you learn about the way a "good shepherd" would interact with and care for his flock. Having not grown up on a farm or even where sheep were raised, it was and is very enlightening!
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Review 15 for A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
WE ARE LIKE SHEEP AND NEED SOMEONE TO LEAD US.
Date:December 28, 2012
THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING BOOK ON WHAT SHEEP ARE LIKE AND WE ARE JUST LIKE SHEEP. WE ARE USING THE BOOK IN A BIBLE STUDY AND HAVE NOW SPENT FIVE WEEK ON JUST THE FIRST THREE CHAPTERS.
"A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23" is a study of Psalm 23 from the perspective of a sheep rancher--one who grew up around tribal shepherds in east Africa.
The author discussed one verse per chapter and worked his way through the entire Psalm. He gave details about the aspect of shepherding that the verse referred to so that the reader could better understand the verse. He made parallels between how sheep (or the shepherd) acts and how we (or God) acts and how this is a lesson for us even in modern life.
I found the information that he gave about shepherding to be very useful in better understanding the various sheep and shepherd references in the Bible. I felt that a few of his parallels between shepherding and the Psalm were a bit of a stretch though they were still interesting in the overall sense of Biblical references. Overall, I'd recommend this book.
The book's print is a little small but for the price it is a great buy. We are using it as a bible study and supplement our own questions, scripture referneces and observations. This is a book that allows you to understand our relationship to God as His sheep. Also what an awesome Shepherd we have.