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W. Phillip Keller Books In Order

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Publication Order of David Books

David I: The Time of Saul's Tyranny (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
David II: The Shepherd King (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Shepherd Trilogy Books

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Shepherd Looks at the Good Shepherd and His Sheep (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Shepherd Looks At The Lamb Of God (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Mighty Man of Valor: Gideon, the Sword of the Lord (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Africa's Wild Glory (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
Canada's Wild Glory (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
As a Tree Grows: Reflections on Growing in the Image of Christ (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under Desert Skies (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travels of the Tortoise (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bold Under God (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Layman Looks at the Lord's Prayer (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charles Bowen: "Paul Bunyan" of the Canadian West (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rabboni: Which Is to Say, Master (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mountain Splendor: This Is My Father's World (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taming Tension (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gardener Looks at the Fruits of the Spirit (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Splendour from the Sea (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking with God: Wholeness and Holiness for Common Christians (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elijah, Prophet of Power (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still Waters (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Wilderness Trails (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fond Look at a Frontier Preacher (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Child's Look at the Twenty-Third Psalm (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salt For Society (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wonder O' the Wind (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Layman Looks at the Lamb of God (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lessons from a Sheep Dog: A True Story of Transforming Love (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Edge (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ocean Glory (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
David: The Shepherd King (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sky Edge (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Master's Hands (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Predators in Our Pulpits (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of His Presence (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songs of My Soul: Devotional Thoughts from the Writings of W. Phillip Keller (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thank You, Father!: W. Phillip Keller Reflects on His Walk with God (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The High Cost of Holiness (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
God Is My Delight (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serenity: Finding God Again for the First Time (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pleasures Forevermore: Reflections on the Simple Joys of Life (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joshua: Mighty Warrior and Man of Faith (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strength of Soul: The Sacred Use of Time (With: Al Bryant) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Shepherd (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reflections on Nature with photos (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outdoor Moments with God (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touched by His Hand: The Reflections of Phillip Keller (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Is the Father Like?: A Devotional Look at How God Cares for His Children (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Triumph Against Trouble (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Way to Pray: A Devotional Study of Prayer (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Makes Life Worth Living (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lord Is My Shepherd: Reflections from a Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Splendour From the Land (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

Lass (With: Roland Gebauer) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Chosen Vessels: Portraits of Ten Outstanding Christian Men(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

W. Phillip Keller was a bestselling author who penned more than thirty-five works on Christian subjects with his most popular being “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.”

The author was born in Kenya in East Africa and growing up, he always loved the outdoors and wildlife. He would then move to Canada for his studies, graduating as an agrologist.

After spending many years in ranch development, land management, and agriculture research in British Columbia, he would pursue careers in journalism, wildlife photography, and conservation.
He has said that his real-life experiences working as a shepherd gave him much of the insights that he provides in the work “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23.”

Aside from his literary pursuits, he was also a lay minister, photographer, conservationist, and field naturalist.

His works have now sold more than two million copies across the globe.

Growing up, W. Phillip Keller was the child of missionary parents who were then stationed in Kenya. As such, he spent his early childhood years enjoying the rather tough and rough frontiers of East Africa.
When he was just eight years old, he was unexpectedly sent to a religious and very strict boarding school 400 kilometers from home.

But things started changing for Phillip in his teenage years when he lost his father, which left him devastated.

As he grew older, he started withdrawing and as an adult, he began traveling the globe, as he marveled at God’s creation. But even though he loved enjoying creation, he had by this time wandered far away from the God of his mother and father.
The joyful and inspiring journey of how he came back to faith is now woven into many of his devotional and autobiographical works.

Since he had Canadian citizenship, he moved to British Columbia where he lived with Ursula his wife until he died in 1997.

W. Phillip Keller’s novel “Lessons from a Sheep Dog” is a work in which the author and his wife make the huge decision to start a sheep farm on a small piece of land in British Columbia.
Given that he once managed a farm with his father in South Africa, he knows he needs a sheepdog to help manage the herd.

Keller knows what to look for in a great herding dog and soon finds one, even though he was not living in a place where his potential was exploited to the full.
He informs the owner that he will take the dog for a few weeks and will return him if it does not work out.

Keller does his best to make the dog feel at home with a new kennel, some encouragement, and kibble, but the dog is not interested, leaving him frustrated.

He lets the dog free to decide what he wants but the dog soon comes back seemingly looking for a chance to bond. He brings the animal closer and slowly they become bonded as the dog learns to trust and Keller learns patience.
This is much like our relationship with God as he works hard to make us realize our full potential when we come back into the loving arms of the master and Lord Jesus Christ.

W. Phillip Keller’s work “A Layman Looks at the Lord’s Prayer” is a detailed study of “The Lord’s Prayer.” At its essence, it is a study of the implications of “The Lord’s Prayer,” and how it relates to the rest of the Bible story and Christ.
It provides insights into how the few lines of the Lord’s prayer fit into the big picture of the entire bible.

But that is not all that it is as Phillip Keller takes “The Lord’s Prayer” from the book of Matthew and makes it into a guide on how to live a lifestyle of Christianity.
The author combines brief historical references, Biblical examples, and personal experiences to provide an in-depth review and study of what it means to be a Christian.

He also shows how to pray in a Godly manner in the right way that was shown to us by Jesus Christ.

W. Keller reminds us that a ton of people usually just rush through the prayer like some kind of checkbox to tick off before they head out.

For the author, this is a bad way of doing the prayer given that all of us admit that it is supposed to be so much more. Similar to every word of scripture, “The Lord’s Prayer” has a distinct meaning and purpose behind each word.
Once we embrace the purpose, it will usually open the way for our daily prayer to become much more than pleading for the grace of God in our day.

W. Phillip Keller’s work “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23” is a work in which the author lets you travel on the path to the refreshing, cool waters and green pastures of Psalm 23.

Since he worked as a shepherd, W. Phillip Keller has some great insights into the character and life of sheep and juxtaposes this with how Christ the Lord cares for and loves his sheep in the church.

This work provides new meaning to what is an ageless Psalm so that you can get your love and trust in the Lord enriched as he closely watches over you. The author infuses new hope into a Christian’s relationship with Christ.
As part of the “Timeless Faith Classics,” this work is a perfect gift for any occasion. The work is a showcase of scripture that has been the central theme in many articles, books, and other products.

It provides new insights into one of the most popular and familiar chapters in the Bible. It is a trusted inspirational resource for spiritual and personal reflection and growth.

The author asserts that as we walk through dark times (valley of death) and sometimes pleasant times (green pastures) we have an assurance that the Shepherd will protect, carry, and guide us, even if we stumble.
We can always depend on his mercy and goodness and find reassurance, guidance, and comfort in the words of Psalm 23.

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