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The Shepherd’s Story by Jimmy Dunne

The Shepherd's Story

CHICAGO, Ill, August 2020— ‘Twas a twist on a classic, filled with holiday cheer, telling the birth of our Savior when Christmas is near. Jimmy Dunne shares a story—with one shepherd boy, traveling far to witness a miracle’s joy.

The Shepherd’s Story, written by Jimmy Dunne, follows the beloved rhythm of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, but rather than reindeer and Santa’s sleigh, we are introduced to a courageous shepherd boy, his sheep, and an angel guiding him to the birth of Jesus.

The story is told through the perspective of the young shepherd outside of Bethlehem. As he searches for meaning in his role as a shepherd, an angel appears to him, igniting his journey to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. We follow the shepherd on his journey to encounter Mary, Joseph, and Jesus in the manger and witness the declaration of Christmas morning.

This book will allow Christian parents to share the true meaning of Christmas with the help of a familiar and relaxing rhyme for young children. The Shepherd’s Story also helps readers connect the birth of Christ with their own human experience, learning that one child—a single person—has the possibility of making an extraordinary difference in the world.

The Shepherd’s Story will be available on the Loyola Press website, Amazon, and select bookstores in August 2020. For more information or to request an interview with an author, please contact Mandy Lemos at

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