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by Patricia M. St. John

  • Author: Patricia M. St. John
  • ISBN: 1844272966
  • ISBN13: 978-1844272969
  • ePub: 1400 kb | FB2: 1594 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scripture Union; 2nd Revised edition edition (2007)
  • Pages: 162
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 925
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Star of Light ePub download

Hamid does not want his little blind sister, Kinza, to be sold to a beggar so he decides to rescue her. Together they escape from their mountain village to a town where there may be a new home for Kinza. But this is only the start of their adventures. An exciting story combining Christian truths written by the best selling author.
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Patricia St. John was an excellent writer of children's books. Her works are set in a variety of times and settings, include the classical world, contemporary (to her life-time) England, the Swiss Alps, to name a few. Whatever the setting, her stories always involve well-drawn characters dealing with realistic and personal conflicts. Their struggles teach them that in order to triumph over adversity, they usually must first deal with their own inner foes, such as pride, anger, selfishness, and bitterness. The difficulty, even hopelessness of life's inner and outer struggles, reveals the need for the magnificent and boundless resources of a loving God. Unlike many other writers of religious fiction, her characters have depth and personality and her plots are creative, rather than derivative and predictable.

The Star of Light is set in an unnamed North African country, probably Morocco, in the 20th century. The story follows the efforts of Hamid, a boy from a poor rural family, to save his little blind sister Kinza from the selfish plans of their cruel stepfather. Hamid runs away with Kinza to bring her to a unusual missionary nurse that his mother had a special encounter with some years prior. The book relates how the lives of Hamid, Kinza, the English nurse Rosemary, and Rosemary's visiting relatives all intersect in a most dramatic and compelling fashion.

St. John writes of this North African setting in a very knowledgeable and compassionate manner; clearly, she had firsthand knowledge of the culture. The character of the nurse Rosemary seems drawn from real life experience. This is a great book for adults and children to learn about North African culture and a unique version of the missionary calling. I highly recommend it.

I have questions for anyone more familiar with Patricia St. John. This edition and others we have bought have been revised. Does anyone know whether one can find the original versions of her writings and whether these modern revisions have been extensive?
This is a significantly revised edition. To give you an idea, the original version was 256 pages, while this one has only 160 pages. Had I known it was a revised edition I wouldn't have purchased this book. This pertinent information should be in the listing!
Patricia St. John had a way with words, her writing made it easy for our kids to understand.
Her books are enchanting, and keep you wanting to read more...or, in my case, having the kids beg me not to stop.
If your nine to twelve year old attends a Christian school or is homeschooled, this is a wonderful book to read. My son and I read this book, and he gave four stars (which I somewhat agree). The story somewhat ends abruptly... well... did Hamid's stepfather receive him in peace when he returned and did Kinza adjust to her new... ok... I'll stop typing :-). Again this book is great, and it is easy read for a book report!
This was a wonderful book, bought me to tears several times. Beautiful illustrations of God's love for us and His work through Jesus Christ.
My mother read Patricia St.John's stories to me as a child and I now read them to my children. They offer wonderful tales of sin and forgiveness. All of her work leads to Jesus and how He offers us true forgiveness if we will only ask. I cannot recommend her stories highly enough!
My granddaughter enjoyed this book.
This book was required reading for my daughter's language arts/lit class. She absolutely loved it and read through it easily, all the while learning moral/spiritual truths and being challenged to grow in a literary sense.

The book arrived quickly and was packaged well.
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