Lessons from a Sheep Dog [NOOK Book]

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What you see is not always what you get - and this true story of a man and his dog is no exception. Woven just under the surface of this simple parable, Keller presents profound spiritual truth. It is the story of Lass, a worthless animal thought to be untrainable, who becomes a magnificent and valuable sheepdog - not terribly unlike how God's love can transform our worst characteristics into blessings that serve to further His Kingdom. Allow yourself to see Biblical truth in this classic tale of what can happen ...

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Lessons from a Sheep Dog

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Overview

What you see is not always what you get - and this true story of a man and his dog is no exception. Woven just under the surface of this simple parable, Keller presents profound spiritual truth. It is the story of Lass, a worthless animal thought to be untrainable, who becomes a magnificent and valuable sheepdog - not terribly unlike how God's love can transform our worst characteristics into blessings that serve to further His Kingdom. Allow yourself to see Biblical truth in this classic tale of what can happen when you yield to the Master.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418529772
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/30/1989
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 126,840
  • File size: 690 KB

Meet the Author

W. Phillip Keller (1920-1997) was born in East Africa and trained in agriculture. He worked as an agricultural development specialist, wildlife photographer and naturalist, and has expressed his love for nature and its God in many bestsellers. Among his best-selling books are A Gardener Looks and the Fruits of the Spirit, Wonder O' the Wind (his autobiography), Lessons from a Sheepdog (also on film and cassette), and A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.
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Table of Contents

The Story: Lass--a Beloved Border Collie v
Sheep Dog Lessons
Lesson 1 In the Wrong Hands 1
Lesson 2 Set Free--to Follow 11
Lesson 3 Learning to Trust 21
Lesson 4 The Delight of Obedience 31
Lesson 5 The Test of Faithfulness 41
Lesson 6 Love and Discipline 53
Lesson 7 Available for Anything 63
About the Author 75
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    Just like God

    Simple Truth - a very well written and easy to understand analogy of how GOD loves, molds, and disciplines us. I want to read it again, and I want to give it to everyone I know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    ;)

    This book has a lesson in which we all can learn ~giggles~

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    ┬┐Looking back across those precious years at Fairwinds, I was le

    “Looking back across those precious years at Fairwinds, I was learning from Lass what it was that Christ, my Great Shepherd, wanted to do with me in His fields as His coworker.” This quotation epitomizes Phillip Keller’s “Lessons From a Sheepdog: A True Story of Tranforming Love.” This short but succinct work of nonfiction—complete with several black-and-white illustrations—chronicles the story of Lass, an abused border collie that the author rescued, and the ensuing friendship that grew between them. The first section relates Lass’s story and is then followed by seven sheep dog lessons which are analogous to those that the Christian must learn in their relationship with the Lord, presented as parables that compare the traits of a border collie and its master to those of the Christian and Christ. The book often reads like a sermon but is offered in a friendly and encouraging manner. For anyone who loves herding or working dogs and who wants to read a brief inspirational work on serving Christ, Keller’s story will suffice to meet these purposes and to encourage deeper thought and dedication.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    I really didn't like this book mainly because it seems to focus

    I really didn't like this book mainly because it seems to focus more on religion that it does the dog. The author's mentioning of his beliefs and other religion elements take up at least half, if not more, of the book and it is a short book to begin with. If you are religous this book would probably get a high review because the part about the dog is okay, but it doesn't feel as if the book is really focusing on the dog, at least to me.

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

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    What a lesson we can all learn

    Loved how he used Gods word enter twinned with a dog. Made it so applicable and easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2003

    Great book on working relationships

    Keller tells the story of his search for God¿s presence in his life trough an engaging story about his working relationship with his first sheepdog Lass. Well written, it was a quick read that I finished in one evening. The parallels between Keller and Lass and Keller and God are well thought out. I also enjoyed this book from the view of a manager. Keller wrote the book about the working relationship between God and man through the story of his dog, but, I found most of the ideas translate directly to managing of people. Good read. I highly recommend it.

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