One Life, Many Cars

How a love of cars and a wrecked Alvis Speed 20 birthed a life-changing vision

Peter Horrobin


The Story behind the Ellel Story! This is the remarkable and previously untold account of how God nurtured Peter’s passion for classic cars which eventually gave birth to the vision for the work of Ellel Ministries!

One Life, Many Cars tells how his childhood love of cars grew into an adult passion for Alvis cars – in particular, a classic sports car of the early nineteen thirties, the Alvis Speed 20. This became the car of Peter Horrobin’s dreams.

But when he eventually managed to acquire a wrecked Speed 20 for just £...

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1 review for One Life, Many Cars

  1. jrosalindesovereignworld (store manager)

    This ‘motoring memoir’ is a treasure trove of suspense, adventure and breath-taking escapades! Including roaring down the newly opened, speed limit-free, M6, in his cousin’s brand-new E-Type Jaguar and simultaneously driving, not one, but two classic cars on a mind-boggling 600-mile journey!
    But the ‘Pearl in the Oyster’ is the story of the divinely-ordained rescue of the bent and twisted remains of a 1934 Alvis Speed 20, winched out of the River Mersey in Liverpool. God’s Spirit whispered to Peter “You could restore this broken car, but I can restore broken lives and I will use you to restore the broken hearts of those I love around the world”. This sublime sentence inspired, led and equipped Peter for the next fifty years.
    This wonderful book will encourage all who read it to see the Father’s hand on Peter’s life and his passion for his Alvis Speed 20, now happily well on the way to complete restoration. I wholeheartedly commend it to you!
    Rev Dr Robert Ward. Lately Vicar of St.Lukes, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Peter Horrobin

Peter Horrobin

Peter Horrobin is the Founder of Ellel Ministries International, which began in 1986 as a ministry of healing in the north-west of England. The work is now established in over thirty-five different countries, providing teaching, training and personal ministry opportunities. ( After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in Chemistry, Peter spent a number of years lecturing in College and University, before leaving the academic environment for the world of business. Here he founded a series of successful publishing and bookselling companies. In his twenties he started to restore a vintage sports car (an Alvis Speed 20) but discovered that its chassis was bent. As he looked at the broken vehicle, wondering if it could ever be repaired, he sensed God asking him a question, "You could restore this broken car, but I can restore broken lives. Which is more important?" It was obvious that broken lives were more important than broken cars and so the beginnings of a vision for healing and restoration was birthed in his heart. A hallmark of Peter's ministry has been his willingness to step out in faith and see God move to fulfil His promises, often in remarkable ways. His book, Strands of Destiny, tells many of the amazing stories of what God has done in the past thirty years. To keep in touch with Peter’s occasional topical writings, scriptural insights and comments on national and international events, please subscribe to his Blog at Peter has written many books including The Complete Catalogue of British Cars. And for the past thirty-five years he has been the editor of Mission Praise, one of the largest-selling hymn and song books in the UK and originally compiled for the visit of Billy Graham in 1984. In this season of their lives, Peter, and his wife Fiona are concentrating on writing so that all their knowledge and experience can be made permanently available in book form through Sovereign World Ltd and other publishers around the world. His book Healing Through Deliverance is now a Christian classic. See Peter Horrobin's page for more information.

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