The Bethlehem Shepherds

Written by Madeleine Carroll; Illustrated by Michelle Pitt

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 colouring book, brought to life by artist Michelle Pitt, may help adults and children to explore the mystery of the Nativity together.

This title is the first in the “Good Shepherd Tales” series.


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20 pages, paperback, glossy cover. Calendar-style layout, saddle-stitched.
Size: 210 x 297 mm (A4)


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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