Don Stephens is a graduate of the University of London. He gained his Cert.Ed. at Chester College before embarking on a teaching career of thirty-two years. He has always been an active member of his local church in Liverpool. Don's interest in aviation and history led him to write the first few editions of 'Wrecks and Relics' (about old and preserved aircraft), and more recently 'War and Grace' and 'War and Faith'. He is married to Hazel and they have one daughter, Heather.
During the evening services Don spoke gave a series of short biographical talks of Christians we should know, between 1992 and 2000.
Two years after writing his testimony, Don Stephens went to be with his Lord who he loved on 26th September 2019, having kept his faith.
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War and Grace
Here is a fascinating insight into the influence of the gospel on the lives of people who lived through the World Wars of the last century and the events that led up to it.
the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor
the German pastor who was prepared to suffer imprisonment and death for the sake of his faith
the British general given the task of defending Malta against invasion by Hitler and Mussolini
the American airman who was converted while a prisoner of the Japanese and who later returned to Japan as a missionary
the Jewish girl who came to know Christ as her Saviour while in hiding from the Nazis
the American chaplain who witnessed to leading Nazi war criminals on trial at Nuremberg, and
the British secret agent who was the inspiration for 'Q' in the James Bond 007 stories.
What did these people, and the others whose lives are told in this book, have in common? During the turbulent events of those momentous years, God was at work in their lives. He brought these thirteen people to trust, know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore to give themselves to the service of others.
'Once you start this book you will not want to put it down. It is a collection of remarkable stories told by a master storyteller… A book like this cannot leave you unaffected. If you are already a Christian it will strengthen your belief in the sovereignty of God and in the transforming power of his gospel. It will also challenge you about the depth and consistency of your commitment to Christ. If you are not yet a Christian this book will remind you that it is God himself who takes the initiative in every conversion, that he never turns away anyone who wants him, and that he supernaturally sustains us in our life of discipleship'.
Foreword by Stuart Olyott
Don Stephens is the author of 'War and Grace'.
NOMINATED FOR UK CHRISTIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2006.
Evangelical Press ISBN - 0 85234 594 1
War and Faith
by Don Stephens and published by Evangelical Press.
The Second World War was the most destructive conflict in human history. More than forty million people died and millions more suffered all kinds of loss.?This sequel to the author’s best-selling War and Grace tells the stories of eight people and their experiences before, during, and in the years following World War II. Several of them were caught up in the cruel persecution of the Jewish people by the Nazis. Others were involved in the fight to defeat the evil ideology which led to such atrocities. All of these people came to faith in Christ, and from then on their faith was the driving force behind their lives.
Don Stephens has collected moving stories from the Second World War that will enthral and move his readers. As Brigadier Ian Dobbie, OBE says in the Foreword, Don “has the gift of telling a story in a way which grips the reader, and yet he is not guilty of writing in a sensational manner, nor does he fail to remind his reader that war is always a terrible event, and that the God of the Bible remains sovereign.”
The stories range from the South African Air Force war hero who became a vital missionary pilot, to the Scottish lady from quiet Dumfriesshire who was a martyr at Auschwitz, to the German Prisoner of War who found a strong spiritual link with the Wirral. The eight stories combine to remind readers dramatically that our God is able to use even the dire circumstances for his glory
Publisher: Evangelical Press