Light through the Cracks contains ten true stories, united by a common theme: All of them feature ordinary people encountering God, in extraordinary ways, in the toughest of life’s circumstances.
At the height of a successful career as a writer and actress, the author disappeared, enticed into what proved to be an Indian cult. One of the great lessons from the book is that empathy is essential for spiritual evolution, and that no leader, however charismatic, has the right to demand total surrender to their control, so cutting off the individual from the God he is seeking. Prepare to be astonished.
Unfortunately the man of Holly’s dreams lives 500 miles away, over the Irish Sea. To rectify the situation, they get married (during a pandemic) and she relocates to his homeland of Northern Ireland where she becomes a farmer’s wife, cow milker and ewe midwife! A riotous, romantic tale of a woman falling in love with a man, a new life and sheep, lots and lots of sheep.
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A true story of fear, faith and forgiveness. Brendan Conboy grew up in fear and confusion, struggling with many personal issues. These experiences formed a foundation that could have ended in disaster but instead became the motivator to want to make a positive difference.
Did you know that nearly 8 million people develop dementia every year or that 1 in 8 adults in the UK are carers? Dawn Fanshawe unexpectedly became one of those carers and writes about the highs and lows of the experience. ‘Lost Down Memory Lane’ provides a detailed look at the gritty challenges and progress of dementia, from onset to death, from an ordinary carer’s Christian world-view.
Amal Boody turned her back on conventionality, choosing instead to live and work in a remote desert region. At first she practised her midwifery in a tent. In the beginning, as a lone Christian, she suffered abuse. In time she came to be valued and honoured as a pillar of the local community, respected by Sheikhs, and family friend to a whole generation of village women.
Emily Owen was a multi talented teenager. At the age of 16, she was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Over the coming years, NF2 would steal her education, her smile, her hearing, her ability to walk. With gentle humour and heart-breaking honesty, Emily shares her story. Slowly and painfully, she discovers value in new places, seeing the rainbows in the silence.
Finding Myself in Britain by Amy Boucher Pye
The illustrated diary of a single girl aged thirty who returns to live with her eccentric parents after being diagnosed with a mystery illness akin to ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. While languishing in Gloucestershire, Sophie has time to contemplate issues of friendship, family and faith, as she takes a quirky and at times hilarious route to recovery.
Life as an ordinary school girl changed dramatically for Sophie when she was cast as Titty alongside Virginia McKenna, Ronald Fraser and Suzanna Hamilton in the original movie of ‘Swallows and Amazons’. While living out Arthur Ransome’s epic adventure in the Lake District, Sophie kept a diary chronicling life on a film set in the early 1970s when eating fruit was a treat and disasters were an almost daily occurrence.
Ride the Wings of the Morning by Sophie Neville
A conventional English girl arrives in South Africa to help a friend run horseback safaris and ends up driving medical supplies to an orphanage in war-torn Mozambique. This true story is told through correspondence sent back and forth between Sophie and her family in England.
Jonathan Bryan has severe cerebral palsy, a condition that makes him incapable of voluntary movement or speech. He was locked inside his own mind, aware of the outside world but unable to fully communicate with it until he found a way by using his eyes to laboriously choose individual letters, and through this make his thoughts known.
The book follows the author’s experiences as she and her friends come to terms with the non-stop hustle and bustle of hospital life. Bestselling memoir following the ups and downs of a trainee nurse in the 1970s. It is written with humour and candour but also a great deal of compassion.
Hurry Up Nurse 2 by Dawn Brookes
This sequel to Hurry up Nurse: memoirs of nurse training in the 1970s, follows the author to London in 1980. From the first night when they econter ‘Screaming Girl’ and cockraoches in the kitchen, these nurses know they are in for challenging days ahead.
Miss, What Does Incomprehensible Mean? by Fran Hill
The Overcomer by Peculiar Medinus
Testimonies of God’s mysterious intervention that will boost anyone’s faith. Every reader in a deplorable state will be able to counteract every ‘casting down’ mentality with a ‘lifting up’ mentality.
What if backpacking across France could change your life? Two vicars, their marriage in tatters with wounds reaching deep into the past, set out on a journey to find healing and restoration. In this book, part travelogue and part pilgrimage, you will discover more about yourself and what’s really important to you – and whether they did manage to walk from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic at their great age!
Dee Larcombe was born in Hong Kong just before the Japanese army invaded in 1941. She spent 3 years in an internment camp and her childhood in one of the George Muller childrens’ home. She and her husband, Geoff, served with Regions Beyond Missionary Union in India; Dee working as a nurse in a leprosy hospital. Despite adversity and poor health, she has found a way to forgive those who ill treated her.