The Safe Place
The farm is on fire and there is very little that the farmer or his family can do. The children watch as the barn is engulfed in flames. Thankfully the fire engine arrives in time to save the house and slowly but surely the family tries to get back to normal. But when the farmer is going over the damage he can’t find the little white hen anywhere. Where could she be? A search through the burnt buildings soon brings to light the scorched remains of the little white hen – but there is new life and new hope.
The little white hen has died but she has given her life to save the lives of her brood of tiny yellow chickens. An ideal picture of what Jesus Christ has done for us by giving his life for us on the cross.
About the Author
Patricia St. John (1919-1993) was born in England. She devoted 27 years of life to missionary labors in Morocco, during which time she became a prolific children’s writer. Her books are loved and treasured around the world. Some have been turned into stirring films! Gripping adventures which cover real life issues are her hall-mark. Patricia is also the author of A Home for Virginia, Twice Freed, A Young Person’s Guide to Knowing God, and Prayer is an Adventure. She traveled in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, as the settings of her novels reflect. In 1977 she returned to England, where she cared for elderly relatives and ministered from her home to youths, single parents, and the elderly. Her books have been translated into numerous foreign languages.
“The book is an excellent way to teach your children the story of sacrifice and is a wonderful way to lead in to a discussion on Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us. This is a wonderful read aloud book – a great bed time story. The book was wonderful.” — Trisha Bleau, T4J Library