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The Good Shepherd: A Story to Share with a Child

My husband and I are book lovers and book collectors. We have books in most rooms of our house. Over the years we have gone to library book sales, used book stores, bought books on line and at conferences.

We need to reduce and pass books along. I have been going through some of my stacks of books and came a cross a yellowed copy of a book that was first published in England in 1948. It was published by Moody Press in 1951.

The Tanglewoods’ Secret was written by Patricia St. John. I opened the book and read the first few pages and decided that I would read the whole book before I decided what to do with it.

It is a tender story about two children that love to explore nature—trees, wildflowers and birds.

The author shows us that they need a Savior and she weaves the Bible account of the good shepherd into her story. It is a clear description of a relationship with Jesus that a child can understand. It is a book to read with a grandchild. I am glad that I rediscovered it.

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

3 Comments on “The Good Shepherd: A Story to Share with a Child

  1. I think I read this one as a child too, but I don’t remember it very well. Might be time for reread! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on!

  2. It’s been a long time since I read that book– I don’t remember how it goes. But I’m sure my mom still has it. It was required reading when I was being homeschooled, if I remember correctly. Your title at Tuesdays with a Twist caught my eye!

    1. I discovered that it is still available for purchase on Amazon. Some of Patricia St. John’s books have been translated into many languages. Thanks for visiting!

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