HS Higgins

H S Higgins is a writer. In the past she has been an ecologist and a classical homoeopath. All through she has been a wife and mother whose approach to cooking has resulted in two sons with cast iron constitutions. She shares her garden with the dog who does most of the digging and the occasional visit from her grandchildren result in perfect planting trenches. The unexpected pebbles come in useful too.


God has no hands but ours …

The huge explosion in Beirut has shocked and stunned us all with its suddenness, ferocity and the devastation left in its aftermath.  

Early on in the coronavirus pandemic Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury was asked this question, “Where is God in this natural disaster?”

His reply was:

“He is in the middle of it. He’s alongside us.  He’s with us, he’s suffering with us … and when we turn to him, even in our darkest moments, we will find his presence.” 

Events like these can test the faith of many.  It seems so unjust.  But disasters and dreadful things do happen and always have because the world is no longer the perfect place it once was, in the Garden of Eden.  When they do, God is always there to help us pick up the pieces.   He holds the world in his hands and he loves it, and us.  Whatever happens, God has a divine plan for His beautiful world.  This is the promise of a future in which His Kingdom will fill the earth with righteousness, peace and love. Perhaps this will happen very soon.

“I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God … And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  (Revelation 21:2-4)

Please pray for those in Beirut, those who are grieving, shocked, wounded, those who have lost their homes and businesses and those who seek to help them, and pray that you yourself may be shown how to reach out in God’s love for those in need wherever and whoever they are.Because God has no hands on this earth but ours.


  • Did you know Noah had a vineyard as well as an Ark? And the trouble it got him into?
  • Or why Balaam’s donkey suddenly turned round and started talking to him?
  • What part Nebuchadnezzar played in God’s plan and why God made him eat grass?
  • Jael’s murderous activities with a tent peg?
  • Paul and the runaway slave?
  • How Jesus paid his Temple tax bill?

This unique book from HS Higgins tells the big and small stories which make up the complete story of the Bible.

The ultimate adult resource for new Christians.

”I liked Telling It Simply. It does a great job of doing what is says on the can – to in this case the book. Nice, clear narrative that closely follows the Bible text and picks out the dominant theme. Very lucid and helpful.”

Tony Dart, CEO, The Seeing Ear Online Library for the Blind

Telling It Simply offers clear and easy-to-understand stories about all the people in the Bible. 

Reading the Bible can be difficult with all the names and places, lists and laws, prophecies and poems. here are the stories without the hard bits so you can quickly get to know who the people are, what they are doing and why. 

The useful Index helps you find people and events easily while the list of story titles lets you navigate the Bible as a whole. 

Extra notes make occasional appearances to give added depth to the wealth of detail extracted from the original text. 

This is the Story of God’s Word. For adults. 

Although I am not a Bible reader, I find this book invaluable for answering questions my boys bring back from school. I get the info I need quickly and it is all written in a light style which makes it easy to pass it on. Just the thing for the family bookshelf.

Martin Hale, ChimpTamer

Telling It Simply is available from Amazon, Waterstones online, or direct from the publisher – the Choir Press, Gloucester.

Retailers:  The Choir Press, Gloucester or from your distributor  if supplied by Ingrams.  Usual trade terms apply.