Tim Costello is one of Australia's leading voices on social
justice and global poverty and has been instrumental in ensuring
these issues are placed on the national and international agenda.
He has travelled the world for work in poverty and emergency relief
and led World Vision in Australia for more than 12 years. World
Vision is a charity that fights poverty and injustice. It is the
largest charity in Australia and in one year alone it provided
emergency relief to 3.2 million people around the world and food
relief to 1.2 million. World Vision runs programs to help people in
poverty in 61 countries and world wide it has 45,000 employees.
Tim has taken part in national and international debates on social justice issues as diverse as global poverty, gambling, homelessness, reconciliation and substance abuse. Tim was named in the Australian of the Year awards in 2006 and was awarded an Order of Australia in 2005. His previous bestselling books include Hope, Streets of Hope and Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher.
"Costello's passion for spirituality, justice, and peace are
evident, and his dedication to the struggle for equality and
universal human rights is rooted in his faith. The quick, punchy
chapters, accented with personal anecdotes, are a treat, and the
narrative style is inviting and clear. This is a must-read for
Christians looking to reconsider how faith affects lives on the
most basic levels." -Publishers Weekly
"Reading Faith is just like sharing an evening with Reverend Tim Costello - an evening rich with stories, wide-ranging, warmly engaging and infused with Tim's spirit of generosity and curiosity. Tim shares insights from years of travels across the world, as he encounters humanity at its best and its worst. Perhaps it's because his deep Christian faith has been tested and challenged in so many ways, Tim's reflections speak powerfully to the lives of seekers and believers alike. Whenever Tim's at the table, there's always space for another person - so pull up a chair!" - Tim Dixon, Managing Director Purpose.com, board member of Sojourners, co-founder of The Syria Campaign and More In Common
"I've known Tim Costello to be a man of faith who always speaks his mind - often as a powerful, prophetic voice for God's concern for justice and for the poor. Tim's thoughtful honesty is on display in his latest book, Faith, as he mines his life experiences to bring out how our beliefs shape us and enable us to makes sense of and engage in an often confounding world." - Richard Stearns, President, World Vision U.S.
"Tim Costello is one of the clearest and most prophetic thinkers and voices on the relationship between faith and public life that we have in our world today. Faith is a compelling account of his personal journey and, through it, a remarkable portrait of the true meaning of faith." - Jim Wallis, New York Times bestselling author of America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, president of Sojourners, and editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine