LET GOD BE GOD - songs of hope and consolation
Author: Faith Cook
A new and very personal book of quotations, bible verses and poetry written by Faith Cook. It is presented as a hardcover luxury gift edition that makes an ideal present.
'Some of these verses arose out of material I was reading in connection with the biographical accounts I was working on at the time. The majority, however, were written as a direct result either of sermons that had influenced me, books that I was reading or as an expression of God’s personal dealings with me in correction, encouragement and comfort. The quotations accompanying the lines are also largely drawn from books I have read that have stimulated and shaped my thinking.. From time to time a number of friends have asked me if I would be willing to allow these verses, some of a quite personal nature, to be published. It is only the desire that others may find hope and consolation through these lines that has eventually persuaded me to do so.'
‘John Wesley’s highest commendation of his brother’s hymns was that they were Scriptural, and the same is true of this book of Faith Cook’s verse. One could almost add that in places it has the warmth and fervour, and the wonder at God’ salvation, that are among the classic hallmarks of Charles’s hymns. The verses, so the author tells us, have been written over some twenty years, and clearly spring from her own experience of the faithfulness of God, not least in darker days. They are set off by brief quotations from saints of God, usually in the Puritan tradition, from John Bunyan and Richard Baxter to Martyn Lloyd-Jones; and by scenic photographs quietly evocative of the believer’s ‘hope and consolation’ in Christ which is the golden chain linking verses, quotations and illustrations’. Timothy Dudley-Smith
Author: Faith Cook, the daughter of OMF missionaries, was born in China and now lives in Derbyshire, England. She is the author of a number of books, including Fearless Pilgrim - the life and times of John Bunyan; Lady Jane Grey, the Nine-day Queen of England; Our Hymn-Writers and their Hymns; Seeing the Invisible; Lives Turned Upside Down and two historical novels, Under the Scaffold and Caught in the Web, all published by EP.