What do you think of when you hear the name 'Simon Peter'? Perhaps you immediately remember the time he denied three times that he knew Jesus - at the very time when Jesus was about to face the death penalty and needed his friends' support the most!
So what could we possibly learn from a life of terrible failure? In this, the first of two books on Simon Peter's life, Helen Clark shows us that his story is not one of failure, but one that should encourage us if we want to be followers of Jesus. This uneducated fisherman made some terrible mistakes, but Jesus still loved him and gradually made him into a bold follower who would eventually be a great preacher and powerfully used by God. We may find that we are more like Simon Peter than we thought, and that we make the same mistakes he made, but we can be transformed by following Jesus just as he was.
Helen Clark was brought up in a Christian home in England and became a Christian at the age of 16. She became a nurse, was involved in youth work and married Stuart in 2006. They now live in Durban, South Africa. She is the author of further books in the 'Pocket Bible People' series.