A Serendipitous Life

by Helen Baily Cochrane



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/31/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781477231944
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781477231920
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781477231937

About the Book

The life of Helen Cochrane has been filled with many amazing stories, and she has recorded many of them in her autobiography. From small-town girl to national ecclesiastical leader, Helen relates the exciting experiences of her life and presents them here in her incredible journey. Beginning her life as a banker’s daughter during the Great Depression, she struggled for ordination and respect as a woman in one of the country’s largest denominations. At the same time, she has interwoven the national, state, and regional events that shaped her life and the lives of her family members. From Black Friday to the rough-and-tumble games with her brothers, World War II, battles with hurricanes and floods, and her first kiss, to prejudices, miscarriages, an eye falling out of its socket, and becoming friends with celebrities, Helen relates her colorful life in hundreds of tales and anecdotes. I can guarantee there is never a dull moment in this unique, fascinating story of a passionate, pioneering, peacemaking woman who felt and responded to God’s call on her life.

About the Author

Reverend Helen Baily Cochrane is a retired Presbyterian minister living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Reverend Cochrane has published opinion pieces in The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and in various Presbyterian publications. She is also a member of the Board of the Literary Arts Friends in Chautauqua, New York. She and her husband, Norman, now deceased, have three children, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She has served several churches and as an executive of three governing of bodies the Presbyterian Church (USA).