Embracing Life in All Its Uncertainty
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|Format: ||Hardcover, 272 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 April 2017|
In a world that is so often challenging, with events that cause us all to wonder what is going on, Tim Costello takes us on a journey through the notion of faith and how we all need to believe in something greater than ourselves, no matter what religious background we are from. In this thoughtful and provocative book Tim explores some of the world's most challenging issues, including refugees, corruption, war, intolerance, poverty, inequality and global warming. He meditates on what is going wrong and points out how we so often lose sight of our shared humanity. In Faith Tim Costello takes us all to task on the big issues facing our world. Challenging and thought provoking no matter what the status of your faith, this is a book to savour and re-read. On Tim Costello: -"Tim Costello's currency is stories." Greg Bearup, The Australian -"Tim has an extraordinary moral compass and sense of how the world needs to change." Paul Ronalds, CEO, Save the Children -"He just lives it [his faith]" Nick Xenophon Reader's online reviews from Amazon for Tim's previous book, Hope: -"Thoughtful, fascinating, broad-ranging read." -"Made me stop and self reflect."
About the Author
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
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