The Hour Before Dawn finds Abbot John in shock after learning of the rape of his sister and the murder of his mother. The Hour Before Dawn explores the psychological impact of grief and trauma, and the possibility of healing. Penelope Wilcock skillfully weaves themes of the resurrection and ascension throughout the story, exploring the process of having survived suffering, but not yet having moved on.
Penelope Wilcock is the author of The Hawk and the Dove Series and many other books such as In Celebration of Simplicity and 100 Stand-Alone Bible Studies. She has many years of experience as a Methodist minister and has worked as a hospice and school chaplain. She has five adult daughters and lives in Hastings, East Sussex.