An early review from Amazon:
Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and best loved passages in the Bible. But how often do people stand back and really think about the words?
What Simon Lucas does in this book is work through the psalm, at each point drawing out some helpful implications for us today. For example, what does it mean to say “the Lord is *my* shepherd”? It was also good to see how Psalm 23 is fulfilled in Jesus Christ – another aspect which many may gloss over.
The book itself is set within the framework of Simon’s own experience of depression, much of the book is related to his personal experience. As such, I would particularly recommend it for people who are struggling at the moment with hard times.
Each chapter feels like a sermon (not a criticism!), and at the end of each chapter there are some questions to think about. As such I think the book may be useful for use in home groups or the like as a discussion starter.
Overall this is a helpful book for thinking through what Psalm 23 means for Christians today, especially Christians who are struggling.”
An email from a reader:
I have just finished reading ‘The Shepherd God’ and wanted to write to say how amazing it is: so insightful and so instructional on how to live our lives in Christ Jesus.
I am uplifted and inspired by it. It is certainly life-changing.
An Amazon review:
What an amazing book! This book has inspired me to pray Psalm 23 every day and mean it and it has already made a difference to my life. If you buy one faith based book this year, make it this one.
Thank you Mr Lucas.
An Amazon review:
If you want to get to grips with the depth of meaning in the most famous psalm, this book would be a great starting place. And if you enjoy biblically-based testimony of how God reveals himself to those who cry out to him, you will find that parts of Simon’s story make for powerful reading. For me, it’s a reminder that God is faithful and will use even the toughest times of our lives to further his work in us. I’m grateful to Simon for his openness, honesty and clarity in sharing his story, and hope it will encourage many others, too.
This is a 4.5/5 kind of book.