Monday, January 26, 2009

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm by Phillip Keller Review

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, written by Phillip Keller, is a devotional book that thoroughly explains Psalm 23 from an interesting point of view, the shepherd’s view. The author, who was a shepherd himself, paints a picture of words of the love between the sheep and their master. With many stories to explain this psalm, part by part, and with many truths about us, the sheep; and Jesus, the Shepherd, the reader will immensely enjoy and learn many things from reading this book. The author really gets the reader to understand the psalm. One thing a reader might find interesting is that shepherds in David’s, the author of Psalm 23, time put a mixture of oil and spices on a sheep to prevent sickness and discomfort from insects. Thus when the psalm says “Thou annointest my head with oil” it means that God protects us. Shepherds are protectors and providers, loving their sheep unselfishly, a picture of our Savior’s love for us, sheep led so easily astray. I recommend this book because it explains and expands on Psalm 23. The reader will understand Psalm 23 in a different or even better way. The reader will better understand the heart of this Psalm and how much that Jesus cares for them.

God Bless,

1 comment:

Barbara said...

This is one of my favorite books, I loved it, I got my copy about 1981 and have read and reread so many times, it is just such a perfect picture of jesus is our Shepherd. Thanks you for sharing this, God bless you, you may like my blog too,

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