The Perfect Companion

“Go forth into the world in peace”

Jo Sheringham

ISBN: 9781912726769

Published Mar 2024

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Paperback £11.99
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Maggie has always tried to be her mother’s perfect companion. But isolated by her care, a weekly service at the local cathedral has become her sole escape – though its lofty spires, and the God they point to, have often seemed to soar far above her simple concerns.

But when one morning the diffident preacher’s words are infused with a transcendent life, both he and Maggie begin to discover in different ways a courage neither knew they had. As they each follow God’s gentle leading, they find Him intimately involved in their lives and prompting them to bring hope to others.

As Maggie faces distressing decisions about her mother’s care and supports a neighbour dealing with abuse, someone unexpected is drawn to her quiet, blossoming faith, and she beings to wonder if she might have a new companion of her own…

  • This is a charming book, that makes you care very deeply about what happens to the central characters. It’s the story of ordinary lives, everyday worries, recognisable fears and the warp and weft of human relationships, as well as the divine. That is its appeal.

    Hazel Southam, author
  • Jo has captured the difference that a deep Christian faith makes to a very ordinary, even mundane life. In Maggie she has created a gentle character who, in the midst of sometimes tough circumstances, finds courage to allow herself to be changed by God's grace – and to change others’ lives too. The Perfect Companion is shot through with the redemptive hope that comes from watching out for God’s work in everything.

    Lisa Cherrett, editor and writer