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I stand for truth, the autobiography of Donald Guthrie

Read the remarkable story of Rosi's father who wrote an autobiography which was nearly lost for ever. "I must admit at the outset that the prospect of writing about myself fills me with apprehension. It requires considerable initial resolve…

Autobiographical writing

back to chapter headings next chapter At one time I would have rejected all thought of writing an autobiography. I could not conceive for one thing that anyone would ever want to read what I was writing about myself. Indeed it was almost…

Family Connections

Back to chapter headings previous chapter next chapter It is difficult to remember when for the first time it dawned on my that I had a surname. It is equally difficult to recall when I began to realise that my surname differed from those…

Early Years

Back to chapter headings previous chapter next chapter It is surprising how difficult it is to recall one's childhood. In the earliest part of it very little stands out. What events impress themselves on the memory are often of small…

Early Christian Influences

Back to chapter headings previous chapter next chapter I have already noted the powerful Christian influence upon me of my mother and the various influences from other members of my family. I must next turn to those unconnected with the…

The Development of a Major Problem

Back to chapter headings previous chapter next chapter As long as I can remember I was plagued by a speech defect. Whereas my twin brother had no difficulty in expressing himself I found myself wholly inhibited. He seemed to be a born…

In Quest of a Vocation

Back to chapter headings previous chapter next chapter The more I preached the deeper the conviction became that my life's work was to be in God's service. This seemed to be confirmed by the many encouraging reactions to the expositions…

The Problem Re-examined

Back to chapter headings previous chapter next chapter It was considered important for those training for Christian service to have adequate training in voice production. During my period as a student the College had engaged a Mr. Harold…

Family Responsibilities

Back to chapter headings previous chapter next chapter One of the most difficult aspects of writing an autobiography is to included some comments on one's immediate family. But because of the considerable influence that family life must…