The Lord Is My Shepherd

Resting in the Peace and Power of Psalm 23

The Lord Is My Shepherd

Rob Morgan, bestselling author of Then My Soul Sings, explores the rich meaning behind 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…

These are the opening lines to one of the most memorized, inspirational, and comforting passages in the Bible—and one of the greatest poems of all time. In six verses, it provides a microcosm of God’s grace. When anxiety robs us of sleep, our most powerful “tranquilizer” is Psalm 23. It’s a soul-soother. It appears in the middle of a trilogy of psalms dealing with our past, our present, and our future needs.

In The Lord is My Shepherd, Morgan teaches Psalm 23 verse-by-verse, explaining its extraordinary power to change lives and ease our troubles. He shares its fascinating context and colorful background, as well as his own charming, real-life stories of herding sheep. You’ll find encouragement to enjoy the “green pastures” of life while becoming strengthened by the “dark valleys.” Furthermore, Morgan maintains that some of the Bible’s richest truths are summarized in these six simple verses of Psalm 23. In knowing the Good Shepherd, we have total resources for all our internal, external, and eternal needs.

Through this clear explanation of the biblical text and great stories that illustrate the love and care of the shepherd, The Lord is My Shepherd will help you rediscover the joy, inspiration, and peace in the green pastures of this beloved psalm.
  • Howard Books | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451669169 | 
  • July 2017
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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The Lord Is My Shepherd: Practicing the Peace and Power of Psalm 23 includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book clubThe suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Introduction

In his book, The Lord Is My Shepherd: Practicing the Peace and Power of Psalm 23, Rob Morgan reflects on the specific ways that this psalm speaks to our lives today. While most people express a deep longing for peace, the distractions and busyness of life often make true peace seem like an illusive goal. Through his years of experience as a shepherd, both with sheep and people, Rob Morgan provides a personal look at this beloved psalm and provides context and commentary on the richness of King David’s timeless words.  

Topics & Questions for Discussion 

 
1. What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Psalm 23? What has this psalm meant to you in your life? Has there been a specific season of your life when it had special significance? If so, describe.
 
2. Have you ever owned sheep or known someone who did? Based on your own experience or the reflections of the author, what words would you use to describe sheep? In w see more

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About the Author

Robert  J. Morgan
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Robert J. Morgan

Rob 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.

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