Our spiritual growth has been stifled by our long obsession with consumption and possessions. This practical yet visionary book offers a model for a truly healthy life based on gospel simplicity. Ditch the stuff that gets in the way, and your heart is free to respond to God. 'What is in these pages works,' Pen says. 'It's the medicine for today, it transforms life. It's the part of the Bible that shouts off every page but is silenced before it ever gets to church.' Christian simplicity affects our management of time, money, possessions, speech, what we do, eat and hear, our relationships, resources, homes, transport, the way we dress. It requires discipline. 'But as we journey, a wonderful sense of freedom permeates our lives; the light heart that is necessary to walk gracefully in Christ's way.'
Pen Wilcock lives in Hastings, in England's East Sussex. Her books explore the Christian faith in both fiction and non-fiction, and are all written with the intention of deepening faith in the reader, and making the Lord Jesus known and loved.
Pen (known as Ember by her friends and family and as Mumble by her grandson) is the wife of a patient and adorable man, mother of five graceful and beautiful women, and grandmother of the most charming, talented and extraordinary child the human race has so far produced. Her life is devoted to following a trail of Gospel simplicity, a track of hedgerow wisdom that keeps her sane and reveals the richness and depth of life.
In her writing she brings to share with you the springs of grace and jewels of wonder she has found along the way.
She believes that the door of the imagination is for most people the most helpful entry-point to the Gospel.
Pen writes a blog at http://kindredofthequietway.blogspot.com/ where your comments are always very welcome.
She has recently finished working on three new novels following on from her trilogy that sells in one volume under the title "The Hawk & the Dove". The new books are published by Crossway. "The Hardest Thing To Do" is the first of the new three, then "The Hour Before Dawn"; the third of the three, "Remember Me", comes out in summer 2012. They are available for purchase or pre-order on Amazon. UK purchasers should be advised that it is probably no more expensive and a lot quicker to get Pen's books from Amazon.com rather than Amazon UK because of difficulty with the UK distributors.