Wednesday, June 16, 2010

July Book Club Selectoin

A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller is going to be our book club selection for July . Ever since our January 2009 selection, Traveling Light by Max Lucado, this book has been a favorite of mine after learning about it from Jody Beth. At this time Pastor Keith is doing a series on the 23rd Psalm and makes references to this book. I thought it would be fun for us to read along and learn more as Keith does this series.

Here is a description of what the book is about:

"Phillip Keller's unique perspective on the beloved psalm is a genuine classic about how a real-life shepherd views the love Jesus the Shepherd has for his flock. His inspirational insights come from his firsthand experiences in developing and managing sheep ranches." (end quote)

This book by itself is only a little under 200 pages but the amount of insight gained about how much we are his sheep is amazing. This book gave me a whole new understanding of my relationship with God and my need for him. Before I had no idea why we were called his sheep and after reading I learned how much we are similar to them and it's pretty interesting. I wonder if you have ever thought about how much you are like the ways of a sheep?

If you are interested, there is a trilogy of his available that includes this book as well as two others: A Shepherd Looks at the Good Shepherd and A Shepherd Looks at the Lamb of God. The cost for all three books together is around $10.00 since it's combined into one. For our July reading the requirement is only the one main book: A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23. I just wanted you to know about that option. Kathy will be in touch with you all soon about a pre-order. I haven't checked yet, but don't forget to check out the $5 book store and see if they have it in stock. I picked up a copy once from there last year sometime, never know when they may have it in again!

We do hope to see some of you who haven't been in a long time attend a meeting soon. We miss your company and input. Thank you to those of you who faithfully attend!

**Don't forget the June meeting is coming up soon on June 26th at 8:30 am - 10 am in Swift's new building, classroom 2. Feel free to bring your friends and family! We ask that you RSVP back to this e-mail and let me know if you will or will not be attending the June Meeting. I really appreciate it***

And don't forget, any book suggestions are always appreciated. Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Bitterroot Mama said...

We picked this book for our next church book club (here in Montana) and I just finished reading it. What a lovely, lovely book. I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before now. I would love to speak with you about sharing discussion questions for books.