The Revd Dr John Watson is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He studied Islam and Buddhism in the Far East, and has travelled extensively, exploring faith systems and lecturing world-wide. He works as an Assistant Priest in a Dorset village, writes the fortnightly Coptophile column for Cairo's Watani (the leading Christian newspaper in the Middle East), and contributes regularly to Kirche im Dialog in Mannheim, Germany. He is the author of Among the Copts (2000) and Christians Observed (2004), both published by SAP.
"Watson calls these tales 'love stories'. Love stories usually have happy endings. Although many of these stories end with the beloved's death, sometimes tragically, they are nevertheless stories of christian love because they 'show that there is a better future for the Church and that it is being lived now'. With Christians Observed Watson has redefined the love story and shown us how Christian love can truly live in our fallen, institutionalized world." - Watani International.