Book Review

Cover of "A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23"
Cover of A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Book Review: a shepherd looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller

Traci Kenworth


A Zondervan Large Print Book                                              1970 Christian non-fiction

Hook sentence: The Lord!


“But who is the Lord? What is His character? Does He have adequate credentials to be my Shepherd—my manager—my owner?

And if He does—how do I come under His control? In what way do I become the object of His concern and diligent care?”

This book was written by a shepherd and talks about the life of one and how they care for their flock and would be willing to lay down their lives for the sheep. It explores what happens when tragedy befalls the animals and how their owner comes to their aid. It talks about downfalls and triumphs. And the watch of the shepherd over his charges.

I found it fascinating to what length a good shepherd goes versus one who show neglect over their own. Carrying only his rod and staff, he will move among the sheep, checking this one and that one for any sign of danger or need. In the same way, the book summarizes, Jesus Christ walks among us, serving, protecting, rescuing us from the brink of danger.

Citing Biblical verses throughout, the author tells of his boyhood to adulthood and working with sheep, why humans are often compared to as Jesus’ sheep in The Bible, and how we can follow his lead unafraid and unharmed by the traps set in life. This book deepened my faith at a time when I needed it most. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to delve into the reason behind, Psalm 23. Enjoy!!


10 thoughts on “Book Review

  1. Traci,
    Psalms 23 is actually one of my favorite bible verses. It’s one of the first ones I ever memorized. I think this book sounds great, and one I’m going to add to my “to buy list”. Thanks for sharing…


  2. I’m not big into religious books to be honest, but the concept behind this one sounds fascinating. Since the metaphor of the shepherd and his flock is from the bible itself… why not take an actual look at it?


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