Letters of Encouragement for God’s Good Shepherds

In Shepherding the Shepherd, retired pastor Lee Eclov offers 52 weekly letters from the perspective of a friend and fellow shepherd to encourage and inspire you. He knows that while shepherds are frequently pictured as calm, their work is hard. Seldom do outsiders see a shepherd fend off sheep who’ve turned on him, or care for one bloodied by wolves. Or even share some laughs with other shepherds about the antics and foibles of the sheep in their care.

Pastor Eclov comes along side as a trusted confidant who understands the joy pastors experience in loving and feeding their flocks. His letters read like a friend-to-friend chat—refreshingly not glib about the realities of pastoring, nor another lecture on what to do.

Here’s what readers are saying:

“As a pastor of 37 years, I understand the importance of a well-placed word of encouragement. Your series of letters have been well-placed and a Spirit timed balm for my heart.
–Rick Eschenburg

“Your letters to us “shepherds” have bolstered and renewed my spirit in these days of wilderness wandering. Sometimes your words hold the hope my (almost) despairing heart needs to hear, and I want to express my deepest gratitude for your ministry to this minister.”
–Lisa V. Wood