Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Book Review of Shepherds Abiding

Every year about this time, Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon gets pulled off the shelf for a quick seasonal re-read.  Falling near the middle of the Mitford series of books, Shepherds Abiding encompasses one holiday season in the life of Father Tim, the now-retired Episcopal preacher in a small town.  The story line focuses on the Christmas gift he’s preparing for his wife – an old, neglected nativity scene that needs much tender, loving care – and the lessons of faith that he learns during the process.  Amidst his own story are woven the threads of other lives that Father Tim touches as various characters live out their own faith journeys.  A sweet read that will help to prepare your heart for this most blessed of seasons -

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