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Shepherds Abiding (Mitford Book 8) Kindle Edition
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Millions of Americans have found Mitford to be a favorite home-away-from-home, and countless readers have long wondered what Christmas in Mitford would be like. The eighth Mitford novel provides a glimpse, offering a meditation on the best of all presents: the gift of one's heart.
Since he was a boy, Father Tim has lived what he calls “the life of the mind” and has never really learned to savor the work of his hands. When he finds a derelict nativity scene that has suffered the indignities of time and neglect, he imagines the excitement in the eyes of his wife, Cynthia, and decides to undertake the daunting task of restoring it. As Father Tim begins his journey, readers are given a seat at Mitford's holiday table and treated to a magical tale about the true Christmas spirit.
“Jan Karon reflects contemporary culture more fully than almost any other living novelist.”—Los Angeles Times
“The faster and more impersonal the world becomes, the more we need...Mitford.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Welcome home Mitford fans...to Karon’s gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives—along with a vividly imagined world.”—People
About the Author
- ASIN : B000OCXGLE
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons (September 28, 2004)
- Publication date : September 28, 2004
- Language : English
- File size : 2599 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #55,940 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Father Tim is still chafing against being retired - he’s busier than most 40 hour per weekers. Deep into the Advent season, Tim is “pastoring” a couple of needy folks and they in turn are helping him with his Christmas gift for his wife, Cynthia, which will be displayed for the entire town. An huge restoration project for a 22 piece Nativity set has drawn many into the fray!
One of the favorite “hot spots” in Mitford is the town Grill and the scenes that take place here are literary gold. For sure, if you had coffee or tea in your mouth, it would be spewed, mid guffaw, and a new t-shirt might be needed! The Grill is in danger of closing, another plot twist...
The text is colored with classic Christmas carols and characters you know a love who are trying to survive the pressures we put on ourselves during the frantic time. Father Tim is discovering what it means to be as true “Shepherds Abiding” 📚
Christmas 🎄 in July 2020 #23
It had been years since I last read book seven. I jumped into 'Shepards Abiding' and instantly was home again. What more can you want from a series? Nothing.
i reread it each Christmas and never tire of doing so
Father Tim and Cynthia truely love each other, GOD blessed them when HE brought them together and their love n caring for all the citizens of Mitford is amazing, especially their love for Dooley and his siblings
this story makes me happy and wish that it i lived in Mitford
I highly recommend this book!