The Lord Is My Shepherd
Resting in the Peace and Power of Psalm 23
By Robert J. Morgan
(Howard Books, Hardcover, 9781451664720, 224pp.)
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
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Bestselling author Robert J. Morgan explores the rich meaning and transcendent comfort of the world’s best-known and most-loved poem: Psalm 23.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Let these gentle words soak into your soul and fill you with the peace you long for.
Robert J. Morgan is the pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for thirty-three years. He has authored more than twenty books, including The Lord Is My Shepherd, The Red Sea Rules, and Then Sings My Soul. He conducts Bible conferences, family retreats, and leadership seminars across the country. He and his wife, Katrina, live in Nashville. His website is RobertJMorgan.com.
“I rarely read the introduction to a book, much less a prologue. But when asked to review Rob’s latest book, I wanted to be responsible and read every page, so I dutifully began with the prologue and introduction. By the time I finished, I was quite surprised by how much of a deeper understanding I had gained about a very familiar Psalm. And that paled in comparison to what I received from the rest of the book! Not only do I know Psalm 23 better, but I better know the Lord as my shepherd.”
-Dr. Bill Jones, President, Columbia International University
“In this medicinal book, Rob Morgan offers an alternative to anti-anxiety medications. Even if your life is not stressful, The Lord Is My Shepherd brings soothing peace.”
-Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., author of Gifted Hands
“Robert Morgan has chronicled an insightful and inspirational journey through the 23rd Psalm. His personal accounts, meaningful illustrations, and biblical references provide a unique and enriching approach to this well-known Psalm. The work gives a fresh, heartfelt interpretation of the text and truths of Psalm 23. He has skillfully shown how Psalm 23 can be applied to our everyday lives. Robert Morgan has given the Christian community a great treasure which I will use often.”
-James Flanagan, President of Luther Rice University and Seminary
“Through his powerful and evocative weaving of words, Rob has gifted the global church with a treasure. His insight into this most popular passage is compelling, clear and concise. His personal stories appropriately give a robust understanding of the most loved and quoted psalm. This book invites you back to your heart’s true home . . . where you will be welcomed, embraced, comforted, and celebrated by the Good Shepherd. Not only will I read and give copies of this book away, I will recommend it to my Ethiopian friends and mission colleagues around the world.”
-Bill Harding IV, missionary to Ethiopia
“The Lord Is My Shepherd by Robert Morgan is a phenomenal book and will be a great comfort to people who are walking through valleys. This in-depth look at Psalm 23 sheds new light on the familiar passage. Having raised several sheep, Morgan has plenty of insight. Every phrase is an illustration from the life of the shepherd and the life of the sheep. It is an extremely encouraging read!”
-Reese Kauffman, president, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc.
“Rob uses Psalm 22, 23, and 24 to show a triad picture of how the Great Shepherd of the sheep wants to take care of our past, present, and future needs. Rob’s insight into Psalm 23 is spot on, because of his relationship with the Sovereign Shepherd and his experience both shepherding and sheepherding. His personal stories will have you gripping your heart, weeping, rejoicing and ultimately ruminating upon Psalm 23.”
-U.S. Army Chaplain (CPT) W Lee Frye, 442nd Battalion Chaplain, Fort Gordon, GA