In this evocative memoir, Tim Costello explores the people and experiences that have shaped him into a socially active fighter for the world’s most challenging issues. Tracing each defining stage of his life with stark insight and honesty, Tim untangles his ongoing struggle to align his self-perceptions with his choices and what his life represents.
More than a simple life story, this is a book about individual and community, public and private, spiritual and material, equality and liberty – and, most of all, about faith and its power to sustain in the face of the world’s big issues. Challenging and thought provoking no matter what your beliefs, this is a book to savour and re-read.
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 travelled the world for work in poverty alleviation and emergency relief as he led World Vision in Australia for thirteen years. Tim is an ordained Baptist minister and had years building community and addressing issues of justice in St Kilda and Melbourne. Tim was named in the Australian of the Year awards in 2006 and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2005. His previous bestselling books include Hope, Faith, Streets of Hope and Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher.
Number of Pages: 336
Available: 1st August 2019
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books