The Shepherd's Song Paperback
A Story of Second Chances
by Betsy Duffey; Laurie Myers;
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The Shepherd's Song
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The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures...
Shortly before a tragic car accident, Kate McConnell wrote down the powerful words of Psalm 23 on a piece of paper for her wayward son. Just before she loses consciousness, Kate wonders if she's done enough with her life and prays, 'Please, let my life count.'
Unbeknownst to Kate, her handwritten copy of Psalm 23 soon begins a remarkable journey around the world. From a lonely dry cleaning employee to a soldier wounded in Iraq, to a young Kurdish girl fleeing her country, to a Kenyan runner in the Rome Invitational marathon, this humble message forever changes the lives of twelve very different people. Eventually, Kate's paper makes it back to its starting place, and she discovers the unexpected ways that God changes lives, even through the smallest gestures.
With beautiful prose and a 'pass it on' message reminiscent of THE SHACK, this story will touch your heart and remind you of the ways God works through us to reach beyond what we can imagine.
The Shepherd's Song by Betsy Duffey; Laurie Myers was published by Hodder & Stoughton in March 2014 and is our 19302nd best seller. The ISBN for The Shepherd's Song is 9781444792966.
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The Shepherd's SongMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
I'm giving you fair warning that you may well need a hanky or two before you reach the end of the book, actually before you reach the end of the first chapter if you are anything like me!
This is an amazing novel, a series of short interconnected stories all based around a handwritten copy of the 23rd Psalm—the Shepherd's Song—that was a gift and a prayer of a mother to her doubting son, and that through tragedy and accident is passed around the world and touches the lives of a series of people.
The book tells of '12 lives changed forever' but actually there are many more than that because those people all connect with others and though they may not always be the focus there are some ways there lives are changed to, albeit more gently or less obviously perhaps.
Then of course there's us the readers that are going to share the book and story and pass it on too—because it really does have that effect, along with the tears and sighs—it's definitely going to be the book I'm recommending and hand-selling in my shop for the next few months!
It's not a long book at all—200 pages of large print—and it reads so smoothly that I finished it in an evening (I had to, I just couldn't put it down!) with each story quite seamlessly blending into the next. And yet each story very much stands up under it's own weight, so in some ways it's like reading a series of individual short stories rather than one novel, but it is one novel and at the end we return to the place we began, just further on in time—a fitting place to come back to with our original characters ... and is that less one or plus one? You decide.
A wonderfully crafted story—but don't forget to have a hanky or two handy just in case.
The only negative point about this book for me is that it's been released in this trade paperback size and at such a high price point. Had it been cheaper it would almost certainly be a best seller and one people would buy an extra copy or copies of to give to others... but at £13.99 I'm not sure that will happen which is a great tragedy to my mind.
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Details for The Shepherd's Song
|Author / Artist||Betsy Duffey; Laurie Myers|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (March 2014)|
|Number of Pages||240|
|Page last updated||26th August 2017|