18, No Time to Waste


A Teenager's Tragic Death Becomes a Triumphant Testimony

Margaret Johnson

Table of Contents

Prologue | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | Epilogue

© 1987 by Margaret Johnson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


With over 400,000 in print, 18, No Time to Waste is held by 157 libraries including Regent University. It was published by Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1971.

1. Christian biography. 2. Johnson, Kathi.

LC: 71-157400 || CT 275.J6777 A3 || 917.3/03/920924 B || OCLC: 235352 || 121p.

For Kathi

To Felicia, Sharon, Brad, Jon. And in special memory of Jim.

From the Back Cover of the Book . . .

"Kathi taught me most about being a mother, about being a Christian, about being a witness, about being a friend."

   Since its publication in 1971, Margaret Johnson's Eighteen, No Time to Waste has become something of a classic.

   It is the true story of Kathi, a strong-willed, vivacious teen-ager who wants "everyone, everywhere to know the love of Jesus." It is also the story of her mother, Margaret, who struggles with her own urge to control her daughter's life. After Kathi's tragic death at age eighteen, Margaret comes face to face with the reality of God's sacrificial love for all His children.

   Eighteen, No Time to Waste is a mother's tribute to a beloved daughter. It is heartwarming, real, and boldly witnesses to the truth that "to live is Christ, to die is gain."

   In this edition, Margaret Johnson includes a special epilogue that tells how Kathi's story has touched the lives of countless people since it was first published sixteen years ago.

Margaret Johnson is the author of several books, including The Very Private Matter of Anorexia Nervosa (with Shanon Christian) and an inspirational romance novel, After the Storm.

Books by Margaret Johnson available for purchase or to read

The Witness

After the Storm  [purchase or read online]

18, No Time to Waste [purchase]

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