New Book Gives Readers an Engrossing Story of Faith and Courage

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Author John Stephens has once again created memorable characters in his engrossing new book ‘Mission of Martin O’Shea’.

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This exciting and interesting children’s book is imbued with the good Christian values that the author espouses.

For many people life is a constant struggle of survival and such a struggle can either show the true nobility of a person or show the evil inside a person. In the “Mission of Martin O’Shea” the author John Stephens has created a story that exemplifies that humans can exhibit nobility and evil in the worst of times.

The “Mission of Martin O’Shea” revolves around the life of young Martin O’ Shea. Born in Dublin to an impoverished Irish family, life has always been hard for Martin, especially with incompetent parents and four siblings to look after. Soon he gets fed up and leaves Dublin for greener pastures. He goes to London and finds himself homeless and jobless and in danger of starving. Luckily he finds a friend in a young woman named Maria who helps him get a job with the local criminal kingpin, the evil Mr. Elgon. The job is simple enough, befriend helpless immigrants and the destitute around London and bring them to Mr. Elgon so he can sell them into servitude as factory workers or prostitution. Martin and Maria soon establish themselves within the Mr. Elgon’s organization and are doing quite well for themselves, but the two are soon ridden with guilt and wish to get away from it all. The only problem is Mr.Elgon does not want them to leave and Mr. Elgon can be quite persuasive… and dangerous.

This exciting and interesting children’s book is imbued with the good Christian values that the author espouses. The author has written this book with the intention of creating a great adventure book that also spreads the faith.

The “Mission of Martin O’Shea” is a truly fun and enriching read for all readers.

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About the Author

John Stephens after retiring from the Royal Air Force as a pilot at the age of 43 entered college for a different career in teaching. On retiring again at 65 he now enjoys writing, mostly with a Christian angle. Married twice, and losing both wives to cancer, the author has known to balance the full emotions of joy and sorrow in his life. His first wife, Flora, gave him two children and his second wife, Audrey, led them all into Christian living. She had been a missionary nurse in Kenya. John is an active member of an Anglican church.

The Mission of Martin O'Shea * by John Stephens
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Trade Paperback; £9.99; 98 pages; 978-1-4836-9982-0
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4836-9983-7

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