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A new biography by Marion Osgood:
"Whatever happened to Kathy Keay?"
For nearly twenty years until her tragic death in 1994, Kathy Keay engaged, challenged and inspired the Christian world, speaking, writing and debating on a myriad of subjects. Using Kathy's own writing, including personal diaries and letters, and interviews with those closest to her, Marion Osgood reveals the intense inner struggles that accompanied her achievements as she endeavoured to follow her God-given calling in the midst of human frailty.
What others say...
Clive Calver, Senior Pastor, Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel, CI
Joel Edwards, International Director, Micah Challenge
Viv Faull, Dean, Leicester Cathedral
JJohn, Director, Philo Trust
George Verwer, Founder, Operation Mobilisation
Extract from Foreword by Veronica Zundel
"...Reading this meticulously researched and moving biography has reminded me just how often Kathy’s life paralleled mine… in 1976 we were both experiencing living in community… while in 1978 we both went for the first time to Israel. I suppose it is inevitable that the lives of two outspoken single Christian women, both writers, would encounter the same issues of challenge and exclusion, and these similarities fostered our continuing friendship...
The situation for Christian women has changed somewhat, but not enough, and that is the continuing relevance of Kathy’s story .There are still plenty of women, single or married, who find their creativity and intelligence frustrated by a male-led church and a still unequal society. Her witness and contribution deserve to be remembered and pondered. Many women will find themselves in her life, and hopefully men will be led to think again…
Whatever concerns she gave her friends, Kathy always gave as much as she got, and her humour, colourful clothes and colourful personality were a joy to many. Friendship was perhaps her greatest legacy, even more than all her writing and speaking. She would have been in her element on Facebook, a development she didn’t live to see.
Marion Osgood has done both those who knew Kathy, and those who didn’t, a real service by telling Kathy’s story. I hope many will read it and learn from her exceptional life."