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Shepherds abiding: The Mitford Years Series, Book 8

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Since he was a boy growing up in Missisippi, Father Tim has lived what he calls "the life of the mind."  Except for cooking and gardening and washing his dog, he never learned to savor the work of his hands.  And then he finds a derelict nativity scene--twenty figures, including a flock of sheep, that have suffered the indignities of time and neglect.Could he give the small company new life?  Restore the camel's ear, repaint every piece, replace a missing nose on a wise man?  "You can't teach an old dog new tricks!" he reminds himself.  It's when he imagines the excitement in Cynthia's eyes that he steps up to the plate--and begins a small journey of faith that touches everyone around him.The eighth novel in the bestselling Mitford Years series is a meditation on the best of all presents--the gift of one's heart.  Lovingly written and beautifully illustrated, it seeks to restore the true Christmas spirit and give everyone a seat at Mitford's holiday table.
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Full title shepherds abiding
Author karon jan
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 23:18:59PM
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display_description Experience the joy of Christmas in Mitford in the eighth novel in the beloved series from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of To Be Where You Are.
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.

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series Mitford years
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subject_facet Christian fiction, American, Christmas stories, City and town life -- Fiction, Clergy -- Fiction, Crèches (Nativity scenes) -- Fiction, Large type books, Mitford (N.C. : Imaginary place) -- Fiction, North Carolina -- Fiction
title_display Shepherds abiding
title_full Shepherds Abiding The Mitford Years Series, Book 8, Shepherds abiding / Jan Karon, Shepherds abiding [text (large print)] / Jan Karon
title_short Shepherds abiding
title_sub The Mitford Years Series, Book 8
topic_facet Christian fiction, American, Christmas stories, City and town life, Clergy, Crèches (Nativity scenes), Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Mitford (N.C. : Imaginary place)