Rain in a Dry Land
country and a people torn by civil war; a divided
church; an insecure, reluctant priest: a sure recipe for
the collapse of the Christian community. Yet what
happened in the Zimbabwean Church of St. John’s,
Mutare went against all the odds.
Rain in a Dry Land is a remarkable story of God’s power
and love at work, meeting and transforming his people
and bringing hope, reconciliation and healing. With
disarming honesty and potent humour John Knight
describes his years of spiritual barrenness as a Church
leader. As God gradually broke down the barriers of
“religion” in his life, things began to change in the church
where he was Rector.
Despite the constant threat of death and dispossession
as guerrilla war escalated, members of the Church began
to see the power of God at work in every area of their
“An extradinary testimony to the faithfulness and living active power of God"