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The story John Stott hoped would one day be told.
Frances Whitehead was working for the BBC when Stott asked her to become his secretary. For 55 years she was his right hand: gatekeeper, administrator, typist, encourager and enabler. In his Will, Stott named her as his 'friend and Executor'.
Their partnership--unique, effective, and not without humour--has been described as 'one of the greatest Christian partnerships of the 20th century'.
But what lay behind the dogged determination, fiercely protective streak, occasional imperious tone, and ready, warm laughter Frances brought to her role? This book tracks her life and glimpses her ancestry to find the answer.
"This thoroughly-researched account from an insider's privileged viewpoint is an important addition to the history of the period."
--Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith, John Stott's authorized biographer
"What strikes me most, as I read Julia Cameron's beautifully-crafted biography, is the awesome providential sovereignty of God. What might look like random choices (a lunchtime walk; a visit to an art-gallery), led to two individuals with very different life experiences and mixtures of personality traits ... serving each other in multiple human and hum-drum matters, and serving God's mission in their generation."
--Chris Wright, International Ministries Director, Langham Partnership