THE LORD YOUR SHEPHERD: The Twenty-third Psalm for Modern Man by Norman K. Elliot

THE LORD YOUR SHEPHERD: The Twenty-third Psalm for Modern Man

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Probably the best way to describe Mr. Elliot, at least so far as the form and substance of his work is concerned, would be to say that he is a sort of Protestant Fulton Sheen. The practical significance of that identification is that Elliot's sermons--and this book is, in everything but name, a collection of sermons--are well structured, passably well written homilies, designed to edify rather than to instruct. The individual chapters of the present work each explain one verse of the twenty-third psalm in purely affective terms and with a liberal sprinkling of pulpit anecdotes, sacristy humor, rhetorical questions, and superfluous exclamation points. The overall effect thirty-five years ago would have been to enchant the reader, at least momentarily; today, however, such exercises in the theology of imagination have lost much of their charm.

Pub Date: May 9th, 1969
Publisher: Doubleday