TLITS Cover 5.2 MBThe Lord is Their Shepherd

By: Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers
Writing Sisters Press / 2016

Quietly, a force of power is unleashed, changing the course of the world – the prayers of faithful women and men for children. We will never be able to count the good choices made and bad choices avoided, the lives grown in faith as a result of these prayers.  You too can unleash that power by praying Psalm 23 for your children. In this book of devotions and prayers you will learn something important about yourself, your children, and God.

Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers will guide you as you take Psalm 23 and pray its truths and promises for your children.

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Shepherd's SongThe Shepherd’s Song

By: Betsy Duffey, Laurie Myers
Howard Books / 2014

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.”

Kate’s copy of Psalm 23 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 humble message forever changes the lives of twelve very 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.

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Readers’ Guide for The Shepherd’s Song


Rarely have I read a novel which so poignantly juxtaposes tragedy with hope without becoming excessively sentimental or mawkish. It is an effortless read, but not an easy one – harrowing and uplifting by turns, it is impossible not to be moved by its artlessly engaging narrative. The characters are believable and likable, each one deftly painted with a few expert strokes.”  Jill Hudson, author

Authors Betsy Duffey and Laurie Myers will engage your heart … Fast-paced, without rushing their readers, they skillfully bring into view the Good Shepherd who is able to strengthen the weak, bind up the injured, and bring back the lost(Ezekiel 34:4–6). This book claims to tell of twelve changed lives. Make that thirteen—mine.”  Jani Ortlund, Author of Fearlessly Feminine, Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries

… a powerful collection of stories interconnected by a single force which has power and strength. Read this fascinating book as seemingly disparate lives are interconnected, not by chance, but by a singular expression of a powerful portion of the word of God. Prepare for your life to be blessed as you read this wonderful book.”  Frank S. Page, Ph.D., President & CEO, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee

… an uncommon piece of paper that encircles the globe, providentially changing lives—including the reader’s. The message is sutured into the reader’s psyche by the masterful use of metaphors, irony, and a never-ending roller coaster of emotions. This single fabric of short stories would make a great movie by an all-star cast.”  Stanley D. Williams, PhD, Film Producer-Director, Author of The Moral Premise

This is one of those novels that once you read it, you walk away with a feeling of touching something inspiring and touched by God.”  Kat Smith, Heart2Hearts

The authors crushed the grapes of Scripture here and pressed out new wine from the beloved Psalm of comfort.”  Faith Farrell, FoundaChristianbyHisGrace

I think they hit a home run with The Shepherd’s Song and I hope this isn’t their only attempt to reach out to adult readers. I was enthralled and excited to keep reading to find out who was impacted next. I don’t believe you can read this book and not be encouraged. I also don’t believe you can read it and not have your faith strengthened. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves stories of faith.”  Wanda Barefoot, A Book Lover’s Retreat

What a beautiful story. From the first pages my heart was captured by the message of this book. Have you ever wondered if your life really makes a difference? I think we all have. This book will encourage you to believe that you are making a difference in ways and in people’s lives that you have never met or imagined.”  Melissa Finnegan, Genesis 5020