Monday, October 29, 2012

Safe in the Shepherd's Arms by Max Lucado

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Safe in the Shepherd's Arms
by Max Lucado

ISBN-13: 9780849996436
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Released: May 15, 2002

Source: Bought at a local library book sale for $1.

Book Description from Goodreads:
In today's world it can be difficult to feel safe and secure. That's why in" Safe in the Shepard's Arms" Max Lucado offers a reliable source of safety and security from the twenty-third Psalm. He describes this psalm as "written by a shepherd who became a king-because He wanted us to know about a King who became a shepherd." With Psalm twenty-three as our guide, we can release our burdens, throw off our fears, and rest safely in the Shepherd's arms.

My Review:
Safe in the Shepherd's Arms is an encouragement book built around Psalm 23. It's made up solely of excerpts from some of Max Lucado's other books, but the focus was on what we learn about God from Psalm 23. The version of the book that I have took each verse (overlaying a picture of sheep) and then had two to six pages with larger-type, widely spaced text relating to that verse.

There were some nice insights (usually related to shepherding), but probably this book would feel repetitive to someone who has already read the books that the excerpts came from: "Traveling Light," "He Still Moves Stones," "The Applause of Heaven," "In the Eye of the Storm," "When God Whispers Your Name," "A Gentle Thunder," "In the Grip of Grace," "In the House of God," and "He Chose the Nails."

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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