A bestselling Christian author sheds new light on an old favorite: Psalm 23. He describes this Psalm as "written by a shepherd who became a king--because He wanted us to know about a King who became a shepherd". Lucado asks us to consider the baggage we all carry and the overwhelming need to release these burdens to a God who is ready and willing ...Read MoreA bestselling Christian author sheds new light on an old favorite: Psalm 23. He describes this Psalm as "written by a shepherd who became a king--because He wanted us to know about a King who became a shepherd". Lucado asks us to consider the baggage we all carry and the overwhelming need to release these burdens to a God who is ready and willing to be our everything.Read Less
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This is a beautifully written book packed with insightful information. I have given it to several people as a gift and it is always appreciated.
Jul 5, 2007
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The book was in very good condition when I received it and the book itself was very inspiring and uplifting. Max Lucado has a way of speaking to people and making them feel good about themselves no mater what has been going on in their lives. He uses scriptures and stories to let us all know God loves us and we are all important to God because he loves us all so very much.
Publishers Weekly, 2001-08-27 Feel the need to throw off the cumbersome burdens that weigh you down? Certainly, responsible adults learn to adjust to tremendous stresses and equip themselves to carry the heavy weights of self-reliance, weariness, worry and hopelessness over the long haul. But this is not necessary, says bestselling author Lucado (Just Like Jesus; He Chose the Nails; The Applause of Heaven). In Psalm 23, God counters the misconception that burden-bearing signals Christian maturity and admonishes followers to leave their loads at Christ's feet, as he is the only one truly equipped to handle the weight. Lucado dissects Psalm 23 while recounting tender tales of men and women who have overcome crushing circumstances with Christ's support. In keeping with Lucado's typical homespun style, humorous anecdotes often precede powerful punches of biblical truth. Rounding out this collection of essays is a study guide encapsulating each chapter's topic. Readers will travel back, up and on as they reread key excerpts, study pertinent Bible verses and allow the lessons to take root. This insightful collection not only measures up to the high standard of Lucado's own previous works, but his profound perspective on life and spirituality frequently exceeds expectations. (Oct.) Forecast: This should be quite a boost for the recently christened W Publishing Group (formerly known as Word), whose cup runneth over with Lucado. Sales for He Chose the Nails have reached 720,000 copies, while Lucado's recent devotional, Grace for the Moment, has sold 600,000 copies for J. Countryman. W will spend a cool half million in shepherding this title toward the green pasture of bestsellerdom. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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