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"The Lord is my shepherd."

Thus begins the most beloved of all Psalms - and thus begins a thousand-year journey through the Bible. Prophets, apostles, and Jesus himself took up this image from David, reshaping it, developing it, and applying it to their own situations and needs. Kenneth Bailey uses his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture, especially his familiarity with Middle Eastern shepherding customs, to bring new light and life to our understanding of this central image of the Christian faith. With each of nine major Old and New Testament passages, Bailey reveals the literary artistry of the biblical writers and summarizes their key theological features. His work is also enriched by his unique access to very early Middle Eastern commentaries on these passages, bringing fresh understanding from within the mind-set of these ancient worlds. The Good Shepherd invites us to experience a rich, biblical feast of ethical, theological, and artistic delights.

©2014 Kenneth E. Bailey. Originally published by InterVarsity Press as The Good Shepherd by Kenneth E. Bailey. (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Exceptional Scholarship yet not difficult to follow and understand. An important book for stimulating growth of mind and heart.

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You will never look at the Good Shepherd the same

What did you love best about The Good Shepherd?

It's application to different books of the Bible. Dr. Bailey helps you see inter meaning in the scriptures.

What other book might you compare The Good Shepherd to and why?

Any of Dr. Bailey's books provide you a opportunity to look at scripture through the eyes of those living during that era.

Which scene was your favorite?

This is impossible to answer. I enjoyed every chapter of the book. It enlightens my understanding of the scriptures.

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  • Timothy
  • Killeen, TX, United States
  • 03-23-16

Not a good audio book

This could have been done much better. Seemed more like a syllabus than a book. Cameo descriptions were meaningless without visuals.

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Gravitas and glory

An informative educational study of the good shepherd tradition. The final discussion of the relationship between glory and gravitas was especially moving and helpful. Scholarly without being pedantic.

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  • Joan Creamer Moore
  • 05-21-17

Shepherds

I have heard this before and found it very enlightening but have never got to the end of it because I usually listen to audios in bed or when travelling but in this case it was in bed and I fell asleep before the end!!!with my home CD's I can listen again but evidently not with these audios.I cannot seem to get it again.