More Questions Than Answers by Eleanor Shepherd is packed with wonderful nuggets to sink your teeth into. Her book is about using listening as a tool to share your faith. She delves into what listening is, the mechanics of listening, and the importance of being authentic. Eleanor uses the term accompaniment often which I think may be related to her denomination (The Salvation Army). Accompaniment appears to be the coming along side of those who haven’t come to Christ as well as those who are new in their faith.
There were a couple of times when I struggled to concentrate on the book, which might simply be my ADD kicking in. However, most of it captured my attention and made me think deep on the topics of listening, authenticity, and directing people to the One with the answers. A lot of what she shared resonated with me. I love a book that makes me think and inspires me to grow in my faith.
About the author:
Eleanor Shepherd spent thirty years in ministry after ordination as an officer of The Salvation Army. Along with her engagement in pastoral ministry and administration, she contributed over 85 articles, mainly to Salvation Army publications. These were distributed in a variety of periodicals in Canada, the USA, France, Germany and New Zealand.
Prayer has played an important part in Eleanor’s life. For fifteen years, she has been a member of the Intercessors, an international prayer ministry begun by Catherine Marshall. She has done workshops and seminars on prayer and created a personal prayer support network for the ministry of her husband and herself.
This network proved particularly valuable to the Shepherds when their 30-year-old son, John broke his neck in a car accident six years ago and became a quadriplegic. John was a student at Harvard Business School at the time and the Shepherds were serving with The Salvation Army in France.
Prayer and writing are intertwined for Eleanor in that she is a member of the prayer support team of The Word Guild, a professional writers’ association to which she belongs. In addition, she was for many years a prayer partner for Lin Johnson, the organizer of The Write-to-Publish conference in Wheaton.
As well as writing, Eleanor along with her husband has spoken at many conferences, particularly for clergy in Canada, the USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa, Haiti and Jamaica. You can find out more about Eleanor Shepherd on her blog.
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More Questions Than Answers is available in both Kindle formatting and paperback on Amazon.
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