Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Shepherd's Song by Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers

Back Cover Blurb:
Follow the incredible journey of one piece of paper—a copy of Psalm 23—as it travels around the world, linking lives and hearts with its simple but beautiful message.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures. . .

Shortly before a tragic car accident, Kate McConnell wrote down the powerful words of Psalm 23 on a piece of paper for her wayward son.  Just before she loses consciousness, Kate wonders if she’s done enough with her life and prays, “Please let my life count.”

Unbeknownst to Kate, her handwritten copy of Psalm 23 soon begins a remarkable journey around the world.  From a lonely dry cleaning employee to a soldier wounded in Iraq, to a young Kurdish girl fleeing her country, to a Kenyan runner in the Rome Invitational Marathon, this humbling message forever changes the lives of twelve different people.  Eventually, Kate’s paper makes it back to its starting place, and she discovers the unexpected ways that God changes lives, even through the smallest gestures.

With beautiful prose evocative of master storyteller Andy Andrews’s The Butterfly Effect, this story will touch your heart and remind you of the ways God works through us to reach beyond what we can imagine.

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Authors Bios:
Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers were born into a writing family. Their father wrote engineering textbooks and magazine articles; their mother, Betsy Byars, was a distinguished children’s author and the winner of numerous book awards, including a National Book Award, a Newbery, an Edgar and many others.
They grew up in Morgantown, WV and after careers in medical fields they both began writing. For over twenty years they published more than thirty-five children’s novels with a variety of companies, both individually and together.

Their first collaborative efforts were with their mother. When their mother retired, Laurie and Betsy formed The Writing Sisters to express their faith in their writing and more directly use their talents for the glory of God. Their desire is for their fiction to show the power of God working in the world through Scripture.

Betsy and her husband live in Atlanta, GA. They lead a community group and mentor young engaged couples preparing for marriage. As a licensed counselor she worked for four years with homeless women in Atlanta performing individual and group therapy, often using writing as a tool for healing. Over the years Betsy has spoken at hundreds of elementary schools and has shared her ideas about healing and story with women’s groups. She has two grown sons.

Laurie and her husband live in Augusta, GA where she helped begin an urban Christian school for low-income families and serves on their Board as Treasurer. She leads Bible Studies for young wives in Medical Campus Outreach. She has spoken in elementary schools across the country, sharing with students her passion for writing. Laurie has three grown children.

Connect with Betsy and Laurie here:

Betsy and Laurie are giving away a copy of The Shepherd's Song. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Patsy said...

Would love to read The Sheperd's Song.

karenk said...

thank you for the opportunity to read 'the shepard's song'

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

beckie said...

This sounds like a book I would love.

Duffey Myers said...

We're so glad to be here sharing today! Thanks, Sharon, for having us!

Jackie McNutt said...

Thank you for this post. I would love to read this inspiring story.
Such a beautiful story line. I also feel at times I wonder if my life has made a difference especially in my Christian walk.
Thank you

Cindi A said...

Love the concept for the book. Sounds like a great read.


Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a wonderful book that I would love to read
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squiresj said...

would love to win, read, review and share
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Patricia Bradley said...

What a ministry these two ladies have! And The Shepherd's Song sounds wonderful. pat at ptbradley dot com

sm said...

A very clever idea to spread God's love. Would love to win and read this book. sharon, wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hello to Betsy and L I love that you have a sister team writing this. Also neat that your mother was a writer also. Should have been able to give you advise when asked.Laurie. And, I really like the part of a Christian school for low-income families. I think a Christian is great especially now-days, but they are always too expensive. I would love to win this book. Thanks. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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