The Bible has changed Australian churches and society. This should inspire us to place a commitment to the Bible at the centre of our Christian worship, discipleship, mission, ministry, and faith.
In a surprising and revelatory history of the Bible in Australia, Meredith Lake gets under the skin of a text that’s been read, wrestled with, preached and tattooed, and believed to be everything from a resented imposition to the very Word of God. 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. The Bible changes lives, churches, and society.
The Bible in Australia has won many awards:
Dr Meredith Lake is an Honorary Associate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney. She is an historian of religion, culture and society in Australia, with a PhD from the University of Sydney. Meredith is the author of The Bible in Australia: a cultural history (NewSouth Books, 2018), as well as a student guide to The Bible Down Under (Bible Society, 2016).