Item description for Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23 (NIV)(Repack) by W. Phillip Keller...
With over 2 million copies sold, Phillip Keller's beloved contemporary classic spans the decades with its uplifting insights on Psalm 23. Pairing Keller's sublime reflections with the New International Version, this edition sheds light for a new generation of readers on the nature and ways of sheep-and of the Good Shepherd who cares for them.
Publishers Description 'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want ...'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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310274427 ISBN13 9780310274421 UPC 025986274429
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More About W. Phillip Keller
W. Phillip Keller, born in East Africa, always loved wildlife and the outdoors. Having spent many years in agriculture research, land management, and ranch development in British Columbia, he later pursued careers in conservation, wildlife photography, and journalism. His experiences as a shepherd equipped him with the insights that are the basis for A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.
W. Phillip Keller was born in 1920 and died in 1997.
Reviews - What do customers think about Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23 (NIV)(Repack)?
A very helpful read Jan 19, 2007
Keller does a super job of illusidating the life a sheep and it's hazardous existence. Very good book.
5 More Stars for a Classic Jan 18, 2007
I used this book in preparing a Sunday School series on Psalm 23. Its 'alternative' perspective was excellent. Keller uses his (apparantly true - I don't know) experiences as a shepherd to shed light on the text of the Psalm, devoting a chapter to one-half of each verse. The perspectives are very enlightening without drenching the reader in theological theory. I think that he takes some liberties with the text in places (for instance, I am not personally convinced that the "table" that God sets in the presence of our enemies is a "tableland" or grazing mesa, or that David's trumphant declaration of his eternal dwelling in the House of the Lord is the voice of a sheep saying "I ain't leaving!"), but if this is treated as what is it, which is one man's interpretation of a powerful and typically trivialized piece of God's Scripture, it can be a very useful tool. Psalm 23 is not a nursey ryhme or just a pretty poem. As Keller can help us see, it is a summary of many of the attributes of God and the relationship that we can have with him, presented through the metaphor of the sheep and shepherd. I know a few farmers, but no shepherds, and not a lot of people do - nevertheless, God gave us the images of sheep and shepherds, and we all seem to understand them perfectly. And works like Keller's can help even more. A shepherd is a caregiver, a source of food and protection, a healer, a leader, and a trainer. We all will have a shepherd. For most of us, we are our own. That's too bad. David's was the Lord. How about you?
Insightful, practical look at the 23rd Psalm Jan 9, 2007
Using analogies from the life of a shepherd, Keller explalins the metaphors of the 23rd Psalm in practical language and applies it to the life of the Christian.
A Must Read Jan 5, 2007
The book was excellent. It made the 23d Psalm come alive with its many parallels between the shepherd and his sheep and Christ and his beloved redeemed. For a small, easy reading, book it is packed with insight and knowledge that can transform and greatly expand any sincere Bible students understanding of this beautiful Psalm.
I highly recommend it!
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 Jan 3, 2007
This small book helped me through a very difficult time in my life. My husband of 42 years had just died. The book gave me great insight into a psalm that I had been reading for many years and put it in a whole new light. I found the book was so informative I purchased a second copy for a friend. I am in the midst of reading A Layman Looks at The Lord's Prayer and am finding that it is equally illuminating.