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Publication Date: 16 Aug 2018
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 48
Author: Stephen Cottrell
ISBN-13: 9780281078028, 9780281078035

The Sleepy Shepherd

A Timeless Retelling of the Christmas Story
By Stephen Cottrell
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Summary
The Sleepy Shepherd is so dozy he completely misses the visit of the angels . . . and the chance to greet the Christ-child in Bethlehem. But one crucial night, years later, he makes an important decision – to be a real shepherd to a man whose friends have all fallen asleep . . .
About the Author
STEPHEN COTTRELL is Bishop of Chelmsford and was formally Bishop of Reading. A hugely popular and entertaining speaker, he has written widely about spirituality and art. Among his recent books are The Things He Did (Nov 2016), Walking Backwards to Christmas (2014) and Christ in the Wilderness: Reflecting on the paintings by Stanley Spencer (2012), all published by SPCK.

CHRIS HAGAN is a Brighton-based artist who works in a mixed media collage and paint technique. He is especially drawn to old folk tales and his illustrations have appeared in Brighton: The Graphic Novel (QueenSpark Books, 2013) and will feature in forthcoming storybooks for children. He has a popular shop on Folksy (https://folksy.com/shops/chrishagandesigns).
Press Reviews

[On WALKING BACKWARDS TO CHRISTMAS]: Cottrell has a gift for inhabiting the most diverse perspectives . . . All are rendered in glorious physical language, a strange but apt mix of Scripture and modern idiom. The result is revelatory.

- The Tablet

[On CHRIST IN THE WILDERNESS: REFLECTING ON THE PAINTINGS BY STANLEY SPENCER]: Beautifully written.

- The Lance

[On THE NAIL]: This little book will be worth its weight in gold for clergy or lay people looking for inspirations for Good Friday services

- Expository Times

[On THE THINGS HE SAID]: Energizing to read, conveying the Easter story in imaginative and atmospheric writing.

- Church of Ireland Gazette

[On THE THINGS HE CARRIED]: In these studies the author takes no prisoners. I felt as if he’d grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and made me follow Jesus every inch of the way . . .

- Christian Prayers and Resources

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