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Sunday Snippet: Psalm 23 Reflections – A GiveAway…

April 6th, 2011 · 25 Comments

The time has come for us to start learning chunks of the Bible and to place His word in our hearts. We have a smattering of verses from here there and everywhere but I think the easiest place to start would be to learn a collection of Psalms. This weeks GiveAway inspired us to start with Psalm 23.


It is a good place to start. Firstly it is familiar and we sing versions of it in Church often enough. We began by talking about it and making sure that we understood the meaning of each of the phrases, verse by verse. Now we are learning it, and I will let you know when we are done!!!


In the Care of the Good Shepherd: Meditations on Psalm 23 by Iain D. Campbell

This book is an interesting read and would make a great Bible Study for yourself or your family. There is lots to talk about, because Psalm 23 is so familiar to us I think we often forget to really read it. You know familiarity makes us so comfortable that we forget the impact. This little book will make you rethink Bible verses that you may have known all your life. The author, Iain D. Campbell, wanders through the Psalm exposing nuggets of truth, line by line by line. At the end of each Chapter there are a couple of points to ponder, things to make us think about what we are reading and to help us remember what we have read and carry it through our days.

For example almost everyone has heard the first verse: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” How often do we say “The Lord is my shepherd” and we mean everybody else’s shepherd and continue to beat along to our own drum. Here is a point to reflect upon, taken from the book:…

“Here is the all important question: Is Jesus mine? It is one thing to know that he is a great and good shepherd, but it is something else to claim that he is mine and to say, “He is all this for me.”

As usual I have to thank CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers for another great book.


If you would like to win this book, then go ahead and enter our GiveAway. The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 10 April 2011, and we will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jenni // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:22 am

    another wonderful book….please include me!!!

  • 2 melanie grant // Apr 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I did the same Psalm with my children recently and we made footprints out of paper. They put a verse on each footprint and then stuck it to the floor and so every time they walk down the corridor they learn the verse. Lots of dirty footprints in the end but a great way of learning through movement.

  • 3 Katherine // Apr 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Fantastic. Please enter me for another fab giveaway.

  • 4 Jess // Apr 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I love this psalm and it has been on our “to learn” list for a while!

  • 5 Jo // Apr 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    This book sounds lovely! Please enter me!

  • 6 auntymuffin // Apr 6, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Sounds good.

  • 7 Kim Allen // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    yes please, I would love to do this with my kiddies

  • 8 Mamalion // Apr 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    We desperately need to refocus our priorities on Scripture memorization also!

  • 9 April O. // Apr 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Oh wow, a friend of mine recently heartily endorsed this book to me and suggested I pick it up.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 10 dhesh // Apr 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Please enter me.

  • 11 Linda B // Apr 6, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    This sounds amazing! It is also a good reminder to spend some time in the Psalms again. Thanks Se7en!

  • 12 Denise // Apr 7, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Count me in! Just finished a study on the life of David and the Psalms have so much more meaning! Thank you!!

  • 13 Jaime Evans // Apr 7, 2011 at 2:29 am

    We would love this book in our family, please enter us!

  • 14 Christa // Apr 7, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I would love to be entered. I need all the bible study I can get these days! Thank you!

  • 15 Hope // Apr 7, 2011 at 2:48 am

    This sounds fantastic. I really appreciate the quote you shared! Have a blessed week!

  • 16 Cara Kapp // Apr 7, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Please enter me again!:-)

  • 17 Kimberly // Apr 7, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I’m already intrigued by this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 18 Kate // Apr 7, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Yes please!! 🙂

  • 19 Shells // Apr 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    sounds like a reminder we all need. Thanks for the oppurtunity 😉

  • 20 Jocelyn Skelly // Apr 8, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Book looks great, I love focusing on the details and meaning rather than just memorizing words!

  • 21 Margie // Apr 8, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Great book. Count me in!

  • 22 Jeanie R // Apr 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Children are such sponges! Get them soaking up Scripture while it’s easy and they will have a treasury of strength and wisdom to draw on in the years to come. Even my 93 year-old-father vividly recalls his early Christian training. Better yet, get those young ones applying Scripture, getting it rooted in their hearts. They will live as victorious Kingdom people! God bless your work and your Seven!

  • 23 Kath Malan // Apr 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Would love to win this book love to get into the meaning of things and really think about what our creator is saying!

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