“You can say and preach something over and over, but when you write it down it will be there for 100 years or more.”
This is what encouraged Bishop Harry Westcott to put pen to paper, and with lots of reminiscing with his wife Doreen of 62 years, has published a book “full of adventure and courage, honesty and reality”.
Harry and Doreen, both in their 85th year, have looked back on a life of incredible experiences, challenges and blessings.
“As you read this book, you will be astounded to see the calibre, commitment and scope of this man and woman,” said Rhonda Brain. “We have legends living among us. Few people in our district have poured out their lives for others, as these two. Their journey is quite unique”.
Harry grew up on his parents’ 2,000 acre wheat and sheep farm at Alectown. He is the second of four sons born to Seddon and Florence Westcott.
In 1959, at the age of 27, Harry entered into full-time Christian ministry, being or- dained as a Methodist minister, and pastoring in NSW, WA and ACT.
He later became the leader of a transdenominational ministry, Vision Ministries, and ministered across all Australian states and territories, and across 27 other nations.
This book is Harry’s testimony of the wonders, miracles, heartaches, joys and tears he and Doreen have experienced, but which has also revealed to them, how amazingly God has kept them.
People are travelling far and wide including Adelaide and Sydney for the launch of “In His Grip – An Aussie Who Had A Go” on Tuesday, 22nd October at the Coachman Hotel Reception Room at 5:30pm.
After 12 months of writing, Harry’s book will make you laugh and cry, and you’ll be challenged reading about this amazing journey.