I am only disappointed because I adored the original "Safe in the Shepherds Arms" I have bought at least 25 of those little books as gifts to my friends in hospital, personal grieving, or mothers whose sons were in Iraq. I always added the little "ty" baby sheep named "Fleece". Oh how they all loved it! I still have at least five more to share but cannot find any more. So sad! So beautiful! Bring it back, Max.
"Safe in the Shepherd's Arms" is an encouragement book built around Psalm 23. It's made up solely of excerpts from some of Max Lucado's other books, but the focus was on what we learn about God from Psalm 23. The version of the book that I have (the 2002 version) took each verse (overlaying a picture of sheep) and then had two to six pages with larger-type, widely spaced text relating to that verse. There were 16 sections plus an introduction and closing thoughts.
There were some nice insights (usually related to shepherding), but probably this book would feel repetitive to someone who has already read the books that the excerpts came from: "Traveling Light," "He Still Moves Stones," "The Applause of Heaven," "In the Eye of the Storm," "When God Whispers Your Name," "A Gentle Thunder," "In the Grip of Grace," "In the House of God," and "He Chose the Nails."
The 23rd Psalm has seen me through my first surgery to my last, along with many other difficult times. Max Lucado has done an excellent job of taking this wonderful scripture to a more meaningful level! I would recommend this book to anyone that can read. Very inspirational!