This is such a different look at what might well be the most over used Psalm in the Bible. Many of us just repeat the words we memorized when we were young. This book taught me there is sooooo much more in 23 Psalm. This book is amazing.
I will never look at Psalm 23 the same after reading this book! It is a must read for all Christians. The author's perspective from a shepherd's viewpoint is so enlightening and creative. My teenage children loved hearing about what the sheep were up to every chapter!
Copyright 1970, approx. 150 pages (pages are not numbered). Published by Marshall Pickering, a subsidiary of the Zondervan Corporation. From the back cover:
Who better to unfold the rich meaning of the psalm of the Great Shepherd than a shepherd who knows his sheep and who, in the heat of summer and icy cold of winter, has guarded them, fed them, led them into safety and watched over them from birth?
These comforting and strengthening insights into God's loving care for us have warmed hearts and homes throughout the world, and have established this book as a firm favourite.
Phillip Keller was born in East Africa where his farming career began. A deep love for the land opened up new opportunities in conservation and ecology, and he is now a wildlife journalist and photographer, and author of many loved Christian books.
Love this book. It was chosen by a member of my book club. I hate to admit my first reaction at the thought of reading this book wasn't excitement. Was I ever surprised! This book gives new insight and appreciation for Psalm 23. Anyone who reads this book will never view Psalm 23 in the same dim light as they did before reading this book. It's a keeper and you will not find it on my bookshelf unless I acquire another copy somehow.
Large Print Edition. More than a quarter-century and 1.5 million copies since it was first published, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 continues to inspire and encourage with its now-classic insights into the heart of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Drawing on what he learned during his own years as a shepherd, Phillip Keller leads and prods the reader to the green pastures of discovery and the cool waters of fulfillment hidden in the "Shepherd Psalm." Pleasure and enlightenment await those willing to follow his careful leading. Page by page, Keller reveals new facets of the Shepherd of Psalm 23 and his untiring expression of Christ's love for those who trust in him as their guide, protector, source of provision, and faithful keeper. Experience Psalm 23 in a new way. See with the Shepherd's eyes, touch with his hands, and feel with his heart through this intimate look into the person of our Lord, the Great Shepherd . . . and ourselves, the "sheep of his pasture."
Author Biography: The late W. Phillip Keller was born in East Africa and always loved the out-of-doors. He was trained in agronomy and subsequently spent many years on ranches in British Columbia. He lived among and observed sheep and their relationship to the shepherd. Out of this rich, practical experience, came the best-selling book from which this book was excerpted.