Subscribe now

Adventures of Faith: Colin Peckham’s Story

By Colin Peckham
June 2010 | Review by Gary Morrison


This is the story of incidents in the life of the author, an evangelist, convention speaker and Bible teacher. It takes you to five continents and will simply thrill you as you read of humorous incidents and solemn moments. Stories of his youth in South Africa, of travel, of camping, of encounters with snakes, of College studies and later ministry, of evangelistic endeavours, of convention gatherings, of meetings large and small in many places and of God's mighty operations by His Spirit again and again. Many more stories could be told, but then the book would be too long! Read and enjoy these, oh, so personal events, be encouraged and respond to the numerous challenges throughout the book.

  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • ISBN: 978-1846251818
  • Pages: 160
  • Price: £5.14
Buy this book »

Book Review

I thoroughly enjoyed the opening chapters of this book. The writer includes a great deal of detail about growing up and living in rural South Africa. This is something which I can personally relate to! Colin Peckham tells of his conversion in the early fifties through the evangelistic work of the late Pastor Peter Pentz — who was my pastor thirty years later at Bulwer Road Baptist Church in Durban.

What is clear from this book is that Colin Peckham was greatly influenced by the ‘holiness’ movement. He prepared for ministry at the Africa Evangelical Band in Cape Town. Unfortunately the book is liberally peppered with people praying ‘the sinner’s prayer’, and the holding of evangelistic ‘campaigns’, and ‘getting souls for Christ’. This is not a book that unquestionably upholds the doctrines of grace, but we cannot ignore the author’s love of sharing the gospel with the unsaved.

Personally, I found that after I ‘spat out’ the many theological ‘pips’, this book is actually both refreshing and challenging. I can recommend it as a good read. Its evangelistic zeal is enough to fire up any of us who may be failing in this area.

Colin Peckham’s sacrificial energy as he criss-crossed the South African countryside reminded me of the travels of that great apostle Paul. This book could be a real help to Christians who need to be more enterprising in sharing the gospel.​

Book Reviews

Read our latest book reviews

Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Why Should I Trust the Bible?

We should trust the Bible, says Timothy Paul Jones, because it is ‘grounded in the words of a man who died and rose again’ (p.111). Jones’s basic presupposition is this: ‘If we live in a world where it is possible…

See all book reviews
Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
Who Am I? Human Identity and the Gospel in a Confusing World
Thomas Fretwell

In today’s secular society, religion is often regarded as without rational or scientific basis, and therefore irrelevant to life in the modern world and all areas of public engagement. If that is our social context, then it is no wonder…

Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
The Pastor’s Life: Practical Wisdom from the Puritans
Matthew D Haste & Shane W Parker

This book highlights ‘some of the many lessons that today’s pastors can learn from the Puritans’ (p.151). As such it is aimed at pastors, but the lessons are really for anyone who is a Christian leader. The opening chapter provides…

Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating
5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of God’s Faithfulness in the History of the Church
Stephen J Nichols

What a breath of fresh air this book is! Stephen Nichols has given us 40 vignettes from church history that are brief enough to be digested over a bowl of cereal. The book doesn’t aim to be a beginner’s guide…