Miracles from Mayhem

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Miracles from Mayhem

The story of May Nicholson

Irene Howat, May Nicholson

Pages: 160
Trim: Pocket paperback (178 x 110mm)
Isbn 13: 9781857928976
List Price: £6.99
Series: Biography
Imprint: Christian Focus Adult
Category: Biography > General

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May Nicholson was a notorious fighting drunk in Ferguslie Park, Paisley until her conversion when she was 34. The last 22 years have been spend tirelessly working for the Lord as an outreach worker in Ferguslie Park, Church of Scotland Project Worker in Mid Craigie (a deprived area of Dundee) and now in Govan where she founded the Preshal (Gaelic for precious) Trust.

May's biography reads as though she is telling her story and is interspersed by accounts and comments from other people. Her story is so incredible that it needs other people to verify what she says; one of May's doctors, a minister, those who come to the Preshal Trust and The Duchess of Montrose all help to tell this compelling story.

About Irene Howat

Irene Howat’s first entry into writing was her auto-biographical work, Pain my Companion, which introduces the reader both to Irene’s struggle with illness and disability, alongside her faith and dependence on God throughout it. Since then, she has been an author and ghost-writer for many different Christian biographies as well as multiple children’s books and biographies. Her writing skills have gained her an award from the Australian book trade and a reputation as a reliable writer for young children. She receives many letters from young fans as well as a steady stream of followers for her online Story A Month club.

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... a challenging and encouraging book, reminding us that God can save people whom the world dismisses.

Peace and Truth

May has the same love for the poorest of the poor and the richest of the rich. She is at home with lords and ladies and with the lowly and loneliest. Living out God's love with and among the poor, she reflects Jesus who, "though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor that we might be made rich".'

Chuck Wright

The key to May's amazing ministry is in her prayer after conversion: "I'd like to have millions and millions of Jesus' love so that wherever I go it would spill out on the people I meet". I have seen this love spill out on drug addicts and duchesses, politicians and prisoners in Dundee, Paisley, Northern Ireland and Romania. I can't wait to see what May does next!'

Louise S Purvis

'Anyone who has lived with drug addicts and alcoholics knows how elusive hope is....This is the sort of story that could be labelled "unbelievable", except that it happens to be true! It's told honestly, with helpful angles from those whose lives interacted with May, and with an ever-present sympathy and understanding for all. Read it; study it in your churches to see what you can do; and give it to anyone who needs hope.'

John Nicholls, Associate Minister, Smithton Free Church of Scotland, Inverness, formerly Chief Executive, London City Mission

‘Her story is an eloquent testimony to the saving and transforming power of Christ.'

British Church Newspaper

Customer Reviews

I just finished this book an incredible moving story. I could not put the book down, inspirational, encouraging and the story makes you really think about who you are where your life is going. I will one day visit the Preshal centre one day soon so inspired. Also a strange twist for me as the building the centre is in was the very church myself and my 3 sisters and brother attended when we were young (the Church of the Nazarene) it was a friend from the Cathcart Baptist church (Dave Murray) who loaned me the book I was meant to read that book it took me right back to my childhood and the Sunday School in that very building I will definitely be visiting this centre soon (so so inspired) may all the good work you are all carrying out for Jesus flow into lots of people's hearts. Thank-you for the memories and the inspiration May, and all at the Preshal centre. Good luck!

Posted by Annette Mcgartland, Govan at 03:11 on Thursday 24 November 2011