New Inspirational Book Celebrates Obedience to God’s Will

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Janet Treat’s Following the Shepherd chronicles missionary work in Republic of Georgia

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Janet Treat and her husband answered the call to missionary life in 1991 and have never looked back. In her new inspirational book “Following the Shepherd” (published by WestBow Press), Treat walks readers through her journey with Christ, and tells of her family’s mission experiences in Tbilisi, Georgia.

One of the themes of “Following the Shepherd” is the idea expressed in the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Another is found in the meaning of the Gospel of John, Chapter 10, Verse 14: “I am the good shepherd and I know my sheep, and am known by My own."

An exceprt from the poem “The Great Exchange":

It's all in our choices, we make them, each day
These options come before us as we ask, "Which way?"
We need Someone to guide us to Truth in this quest.
"Come unto Me", He said, "And I'll give you sweet rest!"

So, let's trade out the darkness of sin to the light.
Replacing death with life and receiving new sight.
Take hell and judgment; substitute grace and power.
See the thorn, or smell the flower.

Treat calls this book “… an honest account of an imperfect woman who has learned to hear the Master call.” She wants her book to entertain readers while simultaneously bringing them hope. Using anecdotes, stories and devotional poetry, Treat offers readers a personal glimpse into a life surrendered to Jesus Christ wherever he may lead.

About the Author
Janet Treat was born in Kansas and has followed the Shepherd since her teen years. An educational missionary to Tbilisi, Georgia, with her husband she founded a Christian school in 1992. Treat and her husband split their time between Tbilisi and Colorado.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, the world’s premier Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI)—the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press will be evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call 866-928-1240.


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