Monday, December 3, 2012

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller

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A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
by W. Phillip Keller

ISBN-13: 9780310274414
Mass Market Paperback:
173 pages
Publisher: Zondervan
Released: April 10, 2007
(first published 1970)

Source: Borrowed from my church library.

Book Description from Goodreads:
Travel the shepherd's path to the green pastures and cool, refreshing waters of Psalm 23. As a shepherd, Phillip Keller shares his insights into the life and character of sheep---and of the Good Shepherd who loves and cares for them. This beloved classic will give new meaning to the ageless Shepherd Psalm, enriching your trust in and love for the Lord who watches closely over you.

My Review:
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.

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.

Excerpt: Read an excerpt using Google Preview.

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