Patricia St. John was not a typical girl from her earliest days – her life was different to say the least! She was almost born in a storm in Biscay. Her Father decided to change his job – and so the whole family left for Switzerland.
Patricia back in Britain as the bombs fell on London during the second world war. As a young nurse, in the middle of mayhem, her heart ached for an answer to the question ‘why?’. She found satisfying answers in her Bible.
You would think, after all that, she would have opted for a little bit of peace and quiet – but no! She left the security of post–war London on the back of her brother’s motorcycle and headed for the dusty deserts of the Northern Morocco.
Whilst there, she wrote a series of stories on the main themes in the Apostles’ Creed. ‘Life Everlasting’ is a collection of these stories. It makes an excellent devotional book for young and old alike. Good stories and good teaching – that could sum both Patricia’s life and writing.
Patricia’s upbringing was difficult. She found rest and peace through reading her Bible and thus began a love affair with the focus of that collection of books, Jesus Christ. What the church believes about Jesus is beautifully summed up in the Apostles creed.
Patricia found that the creed was a great influence in her conversations with Muslims as a nurse in Northern Africa. Here is collection of true stories from her time there, illustrating that the creed is a key to a fulfilled life.
About Patricia St. John
Patricia St. John spent 27 years as a dedicated missionary to North Africa - and was also a prolific children's writer. Her books are loved and treasured around the world. Some have been turned into stirring films. Gripping adventures which cover real life issues are her hall-mark.