As a physically weak child, there was no indication of the great ways God would use Jessie Penn-Lewis. Over the course of Jessie’s incredible life, she was involved in the 1904–1905 Welsh Revival, founded the Overcomer magazine, traveled around the world teaching her message, and wrote more than twenty books. The main aim of Jessie Penn-Lewis – A Life Molded by the Cross is to show how God dealt with and poured life through His servant—and how He longs to do the same for you and me.
About the author
John Christian Metcalfe was brought up in the Church of England, he planned to enter the Anglican ministry, but because of World War I he instead became an officer, earning the Military Cross in the Battle of the Somme. Injured and sent home, one night he gave his heart and life to the Lord Jesus at a gospel hall. He pastored several small churches and ran a small but successful Bible school in outer London. During this time he met Jessie Penn-Lewis and wrote articles for the Overcomer magazine, a publication of the Overcomer Trust. During World War II, Metcalfe rejoined the army and served in England; after the war, he returned to the Overcomer Trust, this time as leader and editor. He served in this way for 40 years, traveling extensively in England and abroad and writing many books. He died shortly before his 101st birthday.