HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Shepherds Abiding by Jan Karon
Loading...

Shepherds Abiding

by Jan Karon

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,509None4,876 (4)28
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 28 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 16 (next | show all)
Looked and sounded so hokie that I couldn't bring myself to read it. ( )
  wagon333 | Mar 13, 2013 |
This is the perfect book to read at Christmas time. You get glimpses of favorite Mitford characters and Father Tim's special brand of everyday life touched with the grace of his faith. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Dec 31, 2012 |
Big changes are in store for Mitford as the end of the year approaches. Everyone knows that Percy and Velma Mosely plan to close the Grill and retire at the end of the year. No one knows that the owner of Mitford's bookstore plans to close the store at the end of the year, leaving store manager Hope with a big decision to make. As Christmas approaches, Father Tim launches into a secret project to restore an old nativity set. After a lifetime of working with words, Father Tim finds new joy in working with his hands. As he works, he reflects on his childhood Christmases.

Most long-running series eventually seem to include a Christmas story. Sometimes these can seem contrived. This one works. It's a gentle read that captures the spirit of Christmas in a small town, yet it also advances the story arc of the series. I think it would probably work as a stand-alone, but I think it will be appreciated more by readers who are already familiar with the characters and their personalities as they have developed throughout the series. ( )
  cbl_tn | Dec 31, 2011 |
Eighth in the Father Tim Kavanaugh of Mitford, NC series.

It’s Advent, and Father Tim has found what he thinks will be the perfect gift for his wife, Cynthia: an old Nativity set in need of refurbishing. Although he has no skills in this area, Father Tim takes on the task with his usual enthusiasm, aided by friends. Dooley and Lace are quite the young adults, and Tim and Cynthia have a hard time keeping out of the way of the stormy relationship.

All of Karon’s strengths are present: sensitive writing, a robust, attractive, Christian presentation, and characters that are engaging, both series regulars and newcomers.

A strong installment in the series. Highly recommended. ( )
  Joycepa | Jun 24, 2011 |
Father Tim has always lived what he calls "the life of the mind" and has never learned to savor the work of his hands. When he finds a derelict nativity scene that requries restoring, does he have what it takes to assemble the project.? This small journey of faith reminds us all about the true Christmas spirit.
  SABC | Mar 12, 2011 |
Showing 1-5 of 16 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
To the honor and glory of the Child, Emmanuel. God With Us
First words
The rain began punctually at five o'clock, though few were awake to hear it.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Christmas - Fiction Mitford series Father Time and Cynthia discover again what millions of readers know, there's no place like Mitford for the holidays.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142004855, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:30:33 -0400)

(see all 6 descriptions)

Father Tim discovers a worn-out nativity scene and begins to restore it.

» see all 6 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
197 avail.
29 wanted
3 pay4 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4)
0.5 2
1 1
1.5
2 8
2.5 6
3 40
3.5 8
4 69
4.5 2
5 78

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 89,476,555 books! | Top bar: Always visible