The Book of the Shepherd: The Story of One Simple Prayer, and How It Changed the World

The Book of the Shepherd: The Story of One Simple Prayer, and How It Changed the World

by Joann Davis, Sudi McCollum
     
 

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The Book of the Shepherd by Joann Davis, author of The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things, tells the story of three travelers on an uncertain journey toward “the new way.” Set in a mythical time in an unnamed land, The Book of the Shepherd follows the shepherd, a small boy, and a former slave as they discover that sometimes the

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The Book of the Shepherd by Joann Davis, author of The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things, tells the story of three travelers on an uncertain journey toward “the new way.” Set in a mythical time in an unnamed land, The Book of the Shepherd follows the shepherd, a small boy, and a former slave as they discover that sometimes the greatest treasures are inside us all along. In the words of Paulo Coelho, this book is an “inspiring and moving fable.”

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Paulo Coelho
“The Book of the Shepherd, a timeless story about one man who is seeking “the new way,” is an inspiring and moving fable.”
Meredith Vieira
“[this book] carries readers to a place too rarely visited in this hard world, a place where love and forgiveness triumph over our worst instincts. We are better people for becoming our own guides on this journey. Read The Book of the Shepherd and discover an untravelled highway.”
James Redfield
“In The Book of the Shepherd, Joann Davis presents us with an insightful tale that cuts through the noise and truly inspires. At a time when many people write about changing the world, she offers a simple journey that vividly demonstrates the importance of every act. An energizing read.”
Joan Borysenko
“From time to time, great teachers have used parables to instruct the human heart. The Book of the Shepherd is such a tale - a luminous book full of revelations of love and forgiveness. I’m going to buy a case for friends and family!”
Hyrum Smith Co-founder of FranklinCovey
“A simple and profound parable that engages the heart. A delightful story that even children can enjoy and yet full of deeper meaning and direction for all truth seekers. The Book of the Shepherd should become a classic in every home.”
Two Seekers
“A timeless and engaging tale reminding us of the infallible guideposts by which we should steer our lives. Buy this book for your grandmother and read it to your children.”
Lynne Hinton
“A scribe writes the story. A reader takes it to heart. The world, upon hearing it, is changed forever. The Book of the Shepherd is more than just a poignant and lovely story. It is truth.”
Kathryn Adams Shapiro
“A beautiful demonstration of the ‘Power of One,’ offering readers important lessons of Truth many are searching for today.”
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
“The Book of the Shepherd is a thematically rich parable about conscience, the importance of dreams, the challenges of bringing forth what is within us,...and a buoyant belief that compassion, love, and peace can transform the world.”
Co-founder of FranklinCovey - Hyrum Smith
"A simple and profound parable that engages the heart. A delightful story that even children can enjoy and yet full of deeper meaning and direction for all truth seekers. The Book of the Shepherd should become a classic in every home."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061732300
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.84(d)

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Joan Borysenko
“From time to time, great teachers have used parables to instruct the human heart. The Book of the Shepherd is such a tale - a luminous book full of revelations of love and forgiveness. I’m going to buy a case for friends and family!”
Lynne Hinton
“A scribe writes the story. A reader takes it to heart. The world, upon hearing it, is changed forever. The Book of the Shepherd is more than just a poignant and lovely story. It is truth.”
Hyrum Smith
“A simple and profound parable that engages the heart. A delightful story that even children can enjoy and yet full of deeper meaning and direction for all truth seekers. The Book of the Shepherd should become a classic in every home.”
Two Seekers
“A timeless and engaging tale reminding us of the infallible guideposts by which we should steer our lives. Buy this book for your grandmother and read it to your children.”
Kathryn Adams Shapiro
“A beautiful demonstration of the ‘Power of One,’ offering readers important lessons of Truth many are searching for today.”
Paulo Coelho
“The Book of the Shepherd, a timeless story about one man who is seeking “the new way,” is an inspiring and moving fable.”
James Redfield
“In The Book of the Shepherd, Joann Davis presents us with an insightful tale that cuts through the noise and truly inspires. At a time when many people write about changing the world, she offers a simple journey that vividly demonstrates the importance of every act. An energizing read.”
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
“The Book of the Shepherd is a thematically rich parable about conscience, the importance of dreams, the challenges of bringing forth what is within us,...and a buoyant belief that compassion, love, and peace can transform the world.”
Meredith Vieira
“[this book] carries readers to a place too rarely visited in this hard world, a place where love and forgiveness triumph over our worst instincts. We are better people for becoming our own guides on this journey. Read The Book of the Shepherd and discover an untravelled highway.”

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Meet the Author

Joann Davis is the author of The Book of the Shepherd. She is married to the historian Kenneth C. Davis. Together, they have two grown children,  Jenny and Colin, and live in New York City and Dorset, Vermont.

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