Thousands of Australians can't hear enough from the Reverend Tim Costello. In times when rapid change, materialism and competitiveness threaten to overwhelm so much of what we used to hold dear, Tim Costello senses a common cry across Australia: what can we do?
Thousands of Australians can't hear enough from the Reverend Tim Costello: across the continent and beyond, they ask him to speak in churches, schools, conferences, and in the media. In times when materialism and competition threaten to overwhelm all that we used to hold dear, he senses a common cry: What can we do?
Tim Costello believes there are some things we can do, like re-asserting the humane values necessary for genuine progress. His inspiration is his Christian tradition and the aspirations of people he encounters on his travels. He swaps stories with homeless youths and CEOs, Aboriginal elders and Hanson supporters, school children and religious leaders, graziers and drug addicts. In candidly exploring experiences of friendship, ambition, risk, public-versus-private identity, home, ritual, grace, he shares moments of confusion as well as moments of new meaning and growth.
Tim Costello offers his reflections as tips to fellow soul-searchers. His stimulating mix of personal wisdom and street-wise humour leads us to reflect on what we most truly value, not only as individuals but also as families, workmates and fellow citizens.
Baptist minister, practising lawyer and teacher of ethics, Tim Costello has led public campaigns on many issues, among them local government (when he was Mayor of St Kilda), homelessness and gambling. He has also written features and reviews for national newspapers.
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Joint winner/co-winner. ACLS Christian Book of the Year 2000 AU
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