What you see is not always what you get - and this true story of a man and his dog is no exception. Woven just under the surface of this simple parable, Keller presents profound spiritual truth. It is the story of Lass, a worthless animal thought to be untrainable, who becomes a magnificent and valuable sheepdog - not terribly unlike how God's love can transform our worst characteristics into blessings that serve to further His Kingdom. Allow yourself to see Biblical truth in this classic tale of what can happen when you yield to the Master.
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Customer Reviews for Lessons from a Sheep Dog - eBook
I gave this book to a young woman who loves dogs. She is a new and enthusiastic Christian, and I remember what an impact the book had on me at her age. I highly recommend it as an excellent example of how the Lord loves us unconditionally, desires that we use our talents to the fullest, and waits patiently for us to return to Him, even when we wander in the hills of confusion and fear.
Bought this book on a whim with Phillip Keller's "A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23". Was going to give both to my 16 year old niece. Ended up keeping this one and giving it to a friend instead. Am in the process of buying more to pass on. The analogy between the relationship of God & man and this man & his dog made God's truth come to light. I loved it.
Very Disappointed in this purchase. I was expecting a full size hardcover edition. I had purchased this for a friend for a Christmas gift. In the description on-line when I ordered it didn't specify the size and for the price I expected more. Would have returned it but it wasn't worth it to me to have to pay the shipping to return it.
It's a little confusing in the beginning when the entire story is told, then retold with each lesson. The spiritual lessons are biblically sound and well illustrated throughout the story. It gives pause to a bit of soul searching if not one's own comparisoin in their spiritual walk to the author's allegories and discoveries.
This book is a short quick read; very engaging, thoughtful and thought provoking. One of my favorites! I'm giving several people this book for Christmas because it so beautifully illustrates our relationship with The Good Shepherd. I love it!!
I enjoyed this book! It is a true story. The author not only shares his love and devotion for his dog, but connects each lesson he taught the dog to spiritual truths. I feel it would be a great book to share with someone who needs the Lord in their life.
I read this book years ago when i first got saved& a young girl i know just got saved & her folks own a big sheep ranch so tho't it would be a good book for.I decided to reread it before i gave it to her & got more out of it.I like what he said about people thinking they are running their own lives but in actual reality it's either Jesus Or Satan running your life & you decide. I recommend this to everyone!
Extremely gratifying and heartwarming - a dog is a loyal campanion and trustworthy, faithful, and listens to all your "complaints". So does our Father in Heaven - we learn that we need to have patience, understanding and above all, trust. God provides and we should heed all the good He gives.
I was brought into the parable from the first and could relate to it because of having a dog like Lass. Mr. Keller writes with such clarity and emotion that I have enjoyed all of his books that I have read. I feel that one should read this one first as it helps to understand what kind of man Mr. Keller is and what he believes. It is certainly helpful in understanding our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
It was a book I could not put down, a true comparison of our relationship to our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Having grown up on a farm, I understand the fact that sheep really do need a shepherd to survive. There is no other way for us as human sheep to survive but to depend on our Lord to lead us daily.
Great example for anyone who would be a leader working in God's kingdom. God can do great things with and through one of His own who is humble, trainable and obedient. One who listens for his Father's voice, anticipates His desires, watches for His hand signals, and obeys only his own Master.
I love Phillip Keller's books. Had never read this one. I am also a dog lover, so it was a perfect combination of author and subject. The lessons were pretty obvious. I thought the book would have been more fun if the format was different. Instead of just one chapter about the dog's life and the remaining chapters about the spiritual application, I would have enjoyed a chapter about the first encounters between the shepherd and the dog and a chapter with the spiritual application, then another chapter continuing the shepherd and dog story followed by a chapter of spiritual application. That way the reader is looking forward to the narration every other chapter as the story continues. All in all it was a good book.
I used this book for our small group study and it was one of the best studies we have done over the last 10 years. I wish it had more scripture references but it was easy to add them to Keller's insights. One of our group wasn't too sure at 1st but eventually came to love it and ordered more books to hand out and the children's edition for her grandson.
This is one of the most precious books I've read in years. I love the way the author made the connection between his Sheep dog and our relationship with Christ. I would recommend it to everyone. I give it a 5 star rating.
I have so enjoyed this book and the writings Phillip Keller. Sheep are quite dumb animals, and yet, we like sheep have gone astray. I appreciated the biblicalst truths that were interwoven in the story of Lass, this sheepdog. Am a bit drawn to the story with the sheltie that we own....
GREAT BOOK!This is real truth about man's attitude, and the result of that attitude. It shows the on going love of God toward rebelious mankind. I especially liked the intimate relationship once the sheep dog yielded to and trusted the Shepherd. I bought several copies to give to friends and family. I will buy somemore later.