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Children's Books

All published by Christian Focus Publications and available from

Picture Story Books

  • Bobby Boast-a-lot
  • Granny Grump-a-lot
  • Harry Help-a-lot
  • Lorna Look-a-lot
  • Lucy Lie-a-lot
  • William Work-a-lot

For 7 – 13 year-olds

Ten boys who changed the world - Billy Graham, Brother Andrew, John Newton, George Müller, Nicky Cruz, William Carey, David Livingstone, Adoniram Judson, Eric Liddell and Luis Palau.

Ten girls who changed the world - Gladys Aylward, Mary Slessor, Isobel Kuhn, Elizabeth Fry, Jackie Pullinger, Amy Carmichael, Joni Eareckson Tada, Catherine Booth, Corrie Ten Boom and Evelyn Brand.

Ten boys who made history - Robert Murray McCheyne, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, George Whitefield, Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Rutherford, D. L. Moody, Billy Sunday, A. W. Tozer and John Owen.

Ten girls who made history - Florence Nightingale, Henrietta Mears, Mary Jane Kinnaird, Elisabeth Elliot, Ida Scudder, Betty Green, Jeanette Li, Bessie Adams, Emma Dryer and Lottie Moon.

Ten boys who didn’t give in - Polycarp, Alban, Sir John Oldcastle, Thomas Cranmer, George Wishart, James Chalmers, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Nate Saint, Ivan Moiseyev and Graham Staines.

Ten girls who didn’t give in – Blandina, Perpetua, Lady Jane Grey, Anne Askew, Lysken Dirks, Marion Harvey, Margaret Wilson, Judith Weinberg, Betty Stam and Esther John.

Ten boys who made a difference - Augustine, John Knox, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Jan Hus, Hugh Latimer, Ulrich Zwingli, William Tyndale, Thomas Chalmers and Lord Shaftesbury.

Ten girls who made a difference - Katherine Luther, Bethan Lloyd-Jones, Sabina Wurmbrand, Susanna Wesley, Ann Judson, Edith Schaeffer, Ruth Bell Graham, Monica of Thagaste, Susannah Spurgeon and Maria Taylor.

Ten boys who used their talents - Paul Brand, Ghillean Prance, C. S. Lewis, C. T. Studd, Wilfred Grenfell, J. S. Bach, James Clerk Maxwell, Samuel Morse, George Washington Carver and John Bunyan.

Ten girls who used their talents - Helen Roseveare, Maureen McKenna, Annie Lawson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sarah Edwards, Selina (Countess of Huntingdon), Mildred Cable, Katie Ann MacKinnon, Patricia St John and Mary Verghese.

A slave set free – the story of John Newton.

Danger on the streets of gold – tells of Adoniram Judson’s life.

He is no fool – a biography of Jim Elliot.

Lights in Lisuland – about Isobel Kuhn.

Life is an adventure – the story of Robert Murray McCheyne.

On his majesty’s service – a biography of Helen Roseveare.

The Children’s champion – tells of George Müller’s life.

The rainmaker’s friend – a biography of James Chalmers.

The story behind the stories – about Patricia St John.

On fire – stories from the Bible.

Books ablaze – stories from history.

100 Fascinating Bible facts

Children's Magazine

Since 1996 I have edited The Instructor.

The Instructor is a monthly Christian magazine for children aged 5 to 13. It is published by the Free Church of Scotland and is available on the Church website. It is also available on subscription both in the UK and overseas.

Adults' Books

  • Anchored in the story
  • An irregular candidate
  • A week in the life of MAF
  • Finding God is in the darkness
  • From whitewashed stairs to heaven
  • God found me
  • Gold from dark mines
  • Inspired by a blank screen
  • Light in the middle of the tunnel
  • Light in the city
  • Miracles from mayhem
  • More miracles from mayhem
  • Pain, my companion
  • Stopped work? Start living!
  • When the thornbush blooms
  • A housewife’s adventure with God (with Jessie McFarlane)
  • In strength not our own (with Georgie Orme)
  • My beloved Russia (with Dimitry Mustafin)
  • Streets paved with gold (with John Nicholls)