Books & Studies


Hand in Hand,
Walking with the Psalms through Loneliness
by Elizabeth Head Black

I am pleased to announce the publication of my first devotional book, entitled Hand in Hand. Now available for purchase through my website, this book is the fruit of my lifelong labor to discover the home for the human heart.

Hand in Hand is a 30 day journey of devotions based on the Psalms. It serves as an intimate and accessible guide to feelings of loss, emptiness, rejection, isolation and more. With gentle honesty, this book is a companion to our lonely times, offering words of encouragement and hope, while providing practical steps to walk right out of loneliness into the Presence of God.

Hand in Hand is written for any person who has lived long enough to move away from home, marry or divorce, be transferred in a job, send children to college, experience the death of a loved one or outlive their peer group. It speaks to an audience, of both men and women, seeking God in the hard places of life. Readers may begin this book looking for solutions to loneliness, but they will end in discovering God.

Please join me in this journey! To order this book, please click here.

What Other’s Have Said About “Hand in Hand”

“Elizabeth Head Black has given us a great gift. Through poignant and penetrating personal story and life giving psalms, the heart of God is revealed. This is a much needed book to remind us that we are never alone and the God who is with us is more loving, healing, and restorative than we can imagine. Hand in Hand nourishes the soul deeply, lifts the spirit, and is a must read to thrive in our increasingly disconnected world. In our culture where the majority of people name “loneliness” as their primary source of pain, Hand in Hand is a treasure for each of us and one to be shared.” 
Carrie Boren Headington, Missioner for Evangelism, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and
Founder of the Good News Initiative

“The Valley of the Shadow of Death is not our destiny. God is at work in our lives and something good is about to happen. These are not my words, but the words of Elizabeth Black, who has provided a resource of holy contemplation for all of us, especially at times of life when loneliness, grief, and isolation may seem to be our only companions. One of the most meaningful things to me about the Book of Psalms is that it covers the range of human emotions and conditions—everything from great joy and praise to agony and deep grief. Elizabeth Black takes a fresh look at these ancient psalms and provides practical meanings and applications for our lives today.”
The Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge, Diocesan Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of West Texas


The Church of the Good Shepherd Women’s Bible Study


Please join us for our Fall Women’s Bible Study!
Starting Tuesday, September 12

Everyone is welcome and included! If you have never been to bible study, this is a super easy-going group that comes together for fellowship, to build friendships, and to be encouraged and strengthened by God’s Word! We are a group of all ages, and love to learn from each other. Please join us and bring a friend!

Ist Corinthians
“Finding God’s Way in Our Everyday Lives”

What does Christianity have to say to a cosmopolitan world where everything seems permissible for the sake of power, wealth, and self-gratification? How do we live in Christian community and grow in our faith, when the societal norms seem so opposed to God? Come sit at the feet of the Apostle Paul, a passionate and fearless teacher of the Christian way, as he leads the Church of Corinth into a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Christian and how to live authentically with each other, day to day. This practical and pastoral study will explore the issues that challenge us today. This is a “must read” for anyone wanting a deeper walk with the Lord, and to experience the freedom Christ has for us.

Where and When:
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Begins Tuesday, September 12th
Church of the Good Shepherd Parlor

Please join Elizabeth Black for a time of fellowship and study. Simply bring a bible and a pen. A study booklet will be provided on the first day for $7.00 or it can be picked up in the Church Office. This study will run for 14 weeks in the Fall. We will pick up with 2nd Corinthians for 12 weeks in the Spring. If you are interested in having nursery available, please call the Church Office at 361-882-1735.

For more information, feel free to email Elizabeth Black at