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About the Book:
Nine short, inspiring biographies of lesser-known Christians who made a difference. Perhaps best known is Patricia St John (the final chapter) to whom Mrs Cook pays a personal and moving tribute to someone who showed such kindness and who she knew personally.
About the Author:
Faith Cook, the daughter of OMF missionaries, was born in China and now lives in Derbyshire, England.
William Philip (St George’s- Tron, Glasgow) observes, these stories are ‘full of interest and inspiration’.
‘I am tempted to say that no one can dig up saints like Faith Cook! I love her stuff (like Out of the Shadows) because she introduces me to many disciples I knew nothing about. Mrs Cook has masterful treatments of the “bigger” ones (Selina, Grimshaw, and Bunyan), but she also pulls out these delightful pieces of the Ebed-melech- and Onesiphorus-types, these sketches of the lesser known. As she depicts (what is often) the sadness of their circumstances and the tenacity of their faith she encourages us to keep placing one foot in front of another for Jesus’ sake.’
Dale Ralph Davis, Teaching Pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
‘Faith Cook’s many devoted readers will certainly welcome Out of the Shadows, a collection of nine short and very diverse biographies. Many of the names will be unfamiliar, but their stories are full of interest and inspiration, each in its own way bearing witness to the faithfulness and goodness of the God whose love and mercy know no bounds. Not just education, but real encouragement, will be found in these pages.’
William J. U. Philip, Minister, St George’s-Tron Church, Glasgow
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OUT OF THE SHADOWS: NINE SHORT INSPIRING BIOGRAPHIES, by Faith Cook