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NEW PUBLICATIONS ON EARLY REVIVALS IN THE PACIFIC
The Tongan Pentecost of 1834 and also of The Tutuila Revival 1839/45 based on research on Samoa by Rev. Robert Evans. Copies are available for $17 each, p&p included, from the author at PO Box 131 Hazelbrook 2779
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Sue Pacey, Daryl Lightfoot and the staff and volunteers of the Eunice Hunter and Ferguson Memorial Libraries, Mayfield Newcastle
A collection of books on revival by Robert Evans
Two interviews with the author Meredith Lake
1. The book that has been ever present in Australia's post European settlement
On ABC Early Mornings with Barry Nicholls:
Download What role has the Bible played in shaping Australian culture? (8.44 MB)
Historically the Bible has played a significant role in Australian life. Meredith Lake in her book The Bible in Australia explores how in the hands of Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, writers, artists and Indigenous Australians, the Bible has played a contested but defining role in this country. 18min. Tue 3 Dec 2019.Or Listen here
2. The Bible in Australia
By Geraldine Doogue on ABC Saturday Extra
Download The Bible in Australia (17.47 MB)
Dr Lake's discusses how it shaped our institutions, affected our national identity etc. Dr Meredith Lake talks to Geraldine about the Bible's often overlooked place in Australian history.
Guest: Meredith Lake, historian and host, Soul Search. 19min. Sat 30 Nov 2019. Listen here
Captains of the Soul by Dr Michael Gladwin
Inspiring stories of Aussie Army Chaplains and their men won Australian Christian Book of the Year Award 2015.
The judges described Michael Gladwin’s winning book as ‘a history of national importance and an insight into the Australian character’
Known affectionately as ‘Padres’, chaplains have been integral to the Australian Army for a century.
To read more and to purchase click here
View the Bushman's Companion by Rev. John Flynn (founder of the Flying Doctors). The first aid and medical advice is outdated but makes for an interesting read.