Although many books are written about Psalm 23, one of the most well known chapters in the Bible, none relate the truths therein so intimately and with great loving detail. Using verse by verse exposition, Dr. William (Billy) McCarrell explains the text and gives rich, meaningful stories that further the reader’s understanding and love for God’s Word. Psalm 22 described Jesus as a Saviour dying on the cross. Psalm 23 presents Him as the resurrected Shepherd. And Jesus is shown as King in Psalm 24. In the Bible’s presentation of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, the Great Shepherd, and the Chief Shepherd, Psalm 23 focuses on Jesus as the Great Shepherd. Bible scholars and laymen alike will benefit from the study of this book. In this new edition of this long out-of-print book, Rev. Rich McCarrell, Dr. McCarrell’s grandson, has added a preface as well as study questions to help guide the individual or class into the depths of riches from Psalm 23.



  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Grace Acres Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Retail: $4.00

What People are Saying


The booklet, The Supremacy of Christ: Shepherd, by William McCarrell, has found a place in many hearts; we have personally given out copies in our shepherding and grace ministry. First presented as radio messages that drew on McCarrell’s vast knowledge of authors who preceded him, McCarrell’s explanations have planted seeds, bearing much fruit for the glory of God. McCarrell clarifies that those who receive Jesus as Savior (the Good Shepherd) also find that He becomes their Great Shepherd who “equip[s] you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Heb. 13:20-21).

Dottie Connor-Bingham, Founder, Shepherding Grace

It’s been said that meditating on Scripture is chewing on the inspired words like a cow works over its cud. William McCarrell shows us what it’s like to meditate on Psalm 23 and the meaning of the “Great Shepherd” metaphor. He shows us how much there is to gain from one passage of Scripture!

Marshall Shelley, Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary