A Relentless Nightmare
Imagine a married couple renting a two-bedroom terraced council house in the 1950s in a dilapidated neighbourhood, with five young children all under the age of six. The children’s parents were holding down different jobs to bring in enough money for food and payment of bills… Read More »
the golden trowel
I’ve been telling stories all my life. That’s what I do. That’s what I’ve always done. It must have started with the squiggles and scribbled drawings I made of what I could see around me when I was very young. And as soon as I learned to speak – at least, that’s how I remember it – I began to tell myself stories as I drifted off to sleep each night about what had happened that day… Read More »
A man hiding a guilty secret that could destroy his life
A family engaged in an unsettling search for truth and forgiveness
A saga of four generations linked by ties stronger than blood Read More »
Extraordinary journey of healing from childhood abuse
Incredible conversion experience
Challenging, inspiring testimony to the power of forgiveness
Threads of God’s grace and healing love woven throughout
Learning to manage chronic pain
Insights into work in hospice care and ministry to the bereaved Read More »
Go, post a lookout and let him report what he sees … let him be alert, fully alert.
(Isaiah 21:6, 7)
The Covid-19 crisis is massively affecting charities. If you look back to the end of chapter 13 (p255), which was on succession planning and possible future trends, you will find this conclusion:
Future-proofing our ministries… Read More »
Ellie, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
All Saints? is my first book and I started writing it three years ago, although parts of it were swimming around in my head for about a year before that. I had lots of bits of paper with conversations and bits of the plot, which I arranged in order across the floor… Read More »
Jenny, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I grew up in a house brimming with books and have always been an avid reader – very important for anyone who writes! My imagination was always busy with ideas, daydreams and make-believe scenarios. I’ve been writing stories since I was a little girl; some in my head and some on paper. I remember winning a school radio poetry competition when I was eleven and I wrote a story published in the Girl Covenanter magazine about a year later… Read More »
Karen, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I’ve always loved writing and, throughout my life, especially during momentous times (good and bad) have found it helpful to get my thoughts out on paper. In my late teens and early twenties I occasionally felt ‘pregnant with poem’ and had to grab paper and pen, sit down and work at rearranging words until they expressed exactly what I was feeling at the time. Read More »
Ben, how long have you been writing and how did you get started?
I began writing around twenty-five years ago when I was composing far more songs than our band needed (I was in a band called Gethsemane Rose, at the time). To see song after song shelved became a frustration. I was also inspired around that time by several books I had read. These were Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness and its sequel, Piercing the Darkness, and the Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters. Read More »
Of all the cases that linger in my mind from those early years it is, perhaps, this one that looms largest. I was still studying my trade, one demanding trial by fire or, to put it another way, learning on the job. My father taught me what he could, of course, before passing over, but there is simply no substitute for experience, whatever your elders say… Read More »