Church of the Good Shepherd

The Anglo-Catholic Parish of the Episcopal Diocese Of Upper South Carolina

ECW’s Christmas Book

The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Book Club will discuss The 13 th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle by Joanne Huist Smith in December. All women at Good Shepherd are encouraged to drop by and participate in the discussion. No need to RSVP. No need to read the book. Please come join us!

The 13th Gift book cover

A heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.

After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist Smith had no idea how she would keep herself together and be strong for her three children--especially with the holiday season approaching. But 12 days before Christmas, presents begin appearing on her doorstep with notes from their "True Friends." As the Smiths came together to solve the mystery of who the gifts are from, they began to thaw out from their grief and come together again as a family.

This true story about the power of random acts of kindness will warm the heart, a beautiful reminder of the miracles of Christmas and the gift of family during the holiday season.

Discussion Schedule (9:15am – 10:30 am in the education building)

December 15, 2019Chapters 1 - 13

Upcoming books:

Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle DeRusha
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Angels on Earth: Inspiring Real-Life Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Kindness by Laura Schroff
From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith by Sohrab Ahmari

Contact   Church office at 779-2960 or email to for more information.