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Welcome to the site of the award winning book

Small Beginnings


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Further information and teachings can be found at:

Dennis McLeod - www.smallbeginings.com

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 Our Lost Heritage 

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 Small Beginnings 

A story of God's reality in One's life

This book has won its category of

Christian Inspirational

​in the Bookvana Book Awards

For much more information

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Book Review from the Christian Writers Magazine

Featured Book Review

Small Beginnings

By Dennis McLeod

Reviewed by Julia Martin


Other Book Comments

Hi Dennis, 
 Not sure if you'd remember me, I'm Bob Davies granddaughter. I have just finished reading your book and wanted to say I loved it, thank you! Since Pop (Bob) passed away, I have been feeling very lost spiritually as he was my guide in all things Christian- if I ever had questions (or even if I didn't!) he was always there to answer them for me, and it was him I went to church with. The last few months or so I've started reading my bible seriously again, have been reading bible studies, and your book also. As I was reading about your work at the House of Hope, I remembered that as a child, I kept an envelope addressed to Pop from the House of Hope. I can't remember exactly what was in it but I would take it out and look at it all the time and I'd feel close to God and dream of what it would be like to go to Israel. Now I realise that letter came from you! Your book has really encouraged me and given me the kick up the behind I needed to remember how wonderful it was to love Jesus as a child, and I feel that love blossoming again. So I just wanted to say THANK YOU! for helping me to get back on track.

Small Beginnings:
I just finished reading my electronic copy of Small Beginnings. I purchased it on-line after receiving your email.
Your book is amazing !! I enjoyed every page of it. I found myself hoping that I would never reach the end!
You so graciously asked me to provide a written review of your book and I am most honored and happy to do exactly that. I only wish that I would have known about your book earlier so I could have provided a review to you earlier. But it is all in the Lord's timing, right?

Here is my review for your use:

Small Beginnings:

I was engaged spiritually and emotionally from the very first page of "Small Beginnings". I found it difficult to put the book down and was disappointed when I approached the end of this most amazing book. I wanted it to keep going! As his words unfolded from the pages, it was as if I were pulling back the curtains of heaven and watching God himself nurture and bless Dennis and Penny for their faithfulness, obedience and love for Him. The Life Lessons that he relates in the book are most assuredly accurate as he even provides the scripture reference for each and every one of them! Countless dozens of people have been blessed through these most incredible 70 years, so beautifully chronicled in "Small Beginnings'.

Merlin - Texas - America


Dear Dennis and Penny,

Shalom! I have just finished reading your book! And I wanted to thank you sooooooo much for giving us the opportunity to read about your life! It is such a blessing, so down to earth where the rubber meets the road. Where people of all backgrounds and journeys can relate I.e. Not so super spiritual to be of no earthly good! I loved it and so did Vic! I have people on a waiting list to borrow and read! I will be giving to the first person tomorrow.

Blessings: Linda from Napier

Hiya Dennis and Penny,

I just arrived back from Brussels and th YWAM Europe Feast of Tabernacles conference where we even went into teh EU Parliment with a jewish minister who broke bread with us and we spent time with him and the local Rabbi. We also were able to bring worship into the refugee camp.

But this weeks highlight has been reading your book, this is my primary purpose for writing, I can honestly tell you it was one of the best autobiographies I have ever read, simply very real and very Godly. Style wise it struck me of Paul Brickhills biography of Douglas Bader, very self-deprecating but also clearly God lead in grace. I am greatly encouraged and you have also given me some more encouragement to stand against the humanist and new age stuff I see creeping into teaching and attitudes within the church "harmony" principles and tolerance of everything and everything is ok in certain circumstances.....thank you.
Lord bless you and I agree with your prayer for more in USA and especially back to that wonderful church. (Personally glad I do not have to dance hip hop, but mate go for it).

Your friend in north Norway - Claire x

About Us

 Born in 1943 at Wellington and raised on a farm in the Waikato, New Zealand, Dennis could have used his loveless, disad-vantaged childhood as an excuse for an unfulfilled life; but instead he overcame his feelings of rejection and went on to become a soldier, mechanic, athlete, teacher, family man, pastor and missionary to several countries, including Israel.

All through the failures and challenges of his early life, Dennis was aware that God’s hand was on him and was drawing him to Himself. Once he and his wife surrendered their lives to God, an exciting adventure of faith began.

As Dennis recounts the events of his life’s journey, he makes observations and comments on a wide range of subjects such as parenthood and Christian living, drawn from the hindsight of wisdom and experience he’s gained along the way.

This well-written autobiography makes compelling reading, as it’s a powerful testimony of God’s faithfulness in the provision and protection of His children.

In conclusion Dennis writes: ‘I pray my story will inspire people to know that no matter where you come from or what your background, God does have a hope and a future for you.’

Published by Balboa Press 2015