The Bethlehem Shepherds (storybook edition)

Written by Madeleine Carroll, illustrated by Michelle Pitt

*Order your copy before the 18th December in time for Christmas 2019!*

The Bethlehem Shepherds tells the story of Christmas night through the experience of the shepherds, gently drawing the parallels between the shepherds of Bethlehem and the Good Shepherd Himself. 

Having trained and worked as a Montessori Teacher and Catechist for three to six-year-olds with The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and as a home-schooling mother, author Madeleine Carroll believes in the power of beauty in art and language for forming and inspiring young minds. Her hope is that this storybook, brought to life by artist Michelle Pitt with delicate colour illustrations, may help adults and children to explore the mystery of the Nativity together.

Please note, this title is the full-colour version of the first in the “Good Shepherd Tales” series. The colouring book edition can be found here.

Get 30% off orders of 10+ copies of any of our children’s catechesis books (quantities and titles can be combined as you like), plus postage until 18th December 2019. Use the coupon code CHRISTMAS19BULK at checkout to get the discount. Our standard year-round offer of free UK shipping for orders of 25+ copies also applies: just add the coupon code 25BULKFREESHIP at checkout, along with the sale coupon.

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20 pages, paperback, laminate cover, saddle-stitched.
Size: 210 x 297 mm (A4)


UK: Your order will be sent by Royal Mail (orders despatched within 3 working days). Please leave a message on 07821 844888 if you need an order expedited. ORDER BY THE CLOSE OF WEDNESDAY 18 DEC FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS DELIVERY 2019.


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I would love to use it for my home and Atrium…. A Christmas addition without all the hustle and bustle is a beautiful thing!

Praise for The Bethlehem Shepherds

What a fascinating thing to encourage meditation, etc. Very unique, I think. It would be lovely for children who like to colour.

Praise for The Bethlehem Shepherds

This is beautiful—and a lovely way to go beyond what we normally talk about with our kids. I also think I'd buy it for my kids' teachers.

Praise for The Bethlehem Shepherds

I love gorgeous art…. For me, beautiful art has to be paired with text that reads well aloud with a clear theme (catechetical message).

Praise for The Bethlehem Shepherds