The Book of the Shepherd

The Book of the Shepherd : The Story of One Simple Prayer, and How It Changed the World

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In a mythical time, in an unnamed land, the shepherd Joshua is troubled by the harsh code of "an eye for an eye" that governs his world. Called by a dream, he sets off on a journey to find "the new way." Accompanied by Elizabeth, a former slave, and David, a boy who must learn to walk in new shoes, the shepherd knows that "an age of miracles" will come when the new way is found.

The journey is not without incident. On their way, the travelers meet a cast of extraordinary characters, including the Storyteller, the Apothecary, the Blind Man, and the Stranger. Each imparts an important lesson that pushes the travelers toward their destiny. But Joshua, Elizabeth, and David will also discover that sometimes what we have been searching for has been inside us all along.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 16mm | 229g
  • HarperOne
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061732400
  • 9780061732409
  • 609,841

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Review quote

"The Book of the Shepherd, a timeless story about one man who is seeking "the new way," is an inspiring and moving fable."--Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist
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143 ratings
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