Barrie Shepherd has had two new books (his 14th and 15th) published in 2012.

January saw the issue of "Faces By the Wayside - Persons Who Met Jesus On the Road. A Month of Daily Meditations for Advent, Lent, and Other Seasons of the Soul." The book has had a strong early reception and Barrie has appeared at "Reading and Signing Events" in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas, in New York City, Dallas TX and Pasadena CA. This latest book, along with the earlier "Faces at the Manger" and "Faces at the Cross"completes a trilogy based on beloved and familiar biblical texts. Published by Wipf and Stock LLC of Eugene Oregon it is available through major booksellers, on and also in kindle format.

In early June the same publishers issued Barrie's "Between Mirage and Miracle - Selected Poems for Seasons, Festivals and the Occasional Revelation." The dedication page of this volume reads as follows:
"I dedicate this book in gratitude to the people of Chebeague Island, Maine, and of the Chebeague United Methodist Church who, for over forty years, have shared the welcome gifts of hospitality and community with true generosity and genuine friendship."

US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Daniel Hoffman writes of this book, "These poems extend and transcend Barrie Shepherd's revelations of reality in their honesty, range and clarity, they offer pleasures as well as truths."

Both books were written, for the most part, during the past few summers on Chebeague Island.

Wipf and Stock have also reissued four earlier works by Barrie, "Prayers From the Mount," "Aspects Of Love," "Faces at the Cross," and "Encounters." They are also available on Island Riches Gift Shop, here on Chebeague, also stocks Barrie Shepherd's books.

He will be reading from and signing copies of the book "Between Mirage and Miracle" at coffee hour after church on Sunday August 19. for the "Reading and Signing Event" at the church on Sunday 8/19 beyond cost from sale of the books will be dedicated to Chebeague Methodist Church.