Lessons from a Sheep Dog

Lessons from a Sheep Dog

by W. Phillip Keller


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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 when you yield to the Master.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849903359
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/1983
Pages: 125

Table of Contents

The Story: Lass--a Beloved Border Colliev
Sheep Dog Lessons
Lesson 1In the Wrong Hands1
Lesson 2Set Free--to Follow11
Lesson 3Learning to Trust21
Lesson 4The Delight of Obedience31
Lesson 5The Test of Faithfulness41
Lesson 6Love and Discipline53
Lesson 7Available for Anything63
About the Author75

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Lessons from a Sheep Dog 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good short story and great analogy of our walk with God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a lesson in which we all can learn ~giggles~
Stardust_Fiddle More than 1 year ago
“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.
kuebel4 More than 1 year ago
Loved how he used Gods word enter twinned with a dog. Made it so applicable and easy to understand.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
animalsandmagic More than 1 year ago
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.