G.K. Chesterton, Napoleon of Notting Hill (Graham)

On my recent trip to Indonesia, I took an old friend, G.K. Chesterton with me. And he served me very well – good company with a coffee waiting for flights, amusement and wonder for flights, and a peaceful escape after long days of meetings. Napoleon of Notting Hill was Chesterton’s first published novel (1904). The setting… More G.K. Chesterton, Napoleon of Notting Hill (Graham)

Bill Gammage, The Biggest Estate: How Aborigines Made Australia (Graham)

Bill Gammage’s book, The Biggest Estate: How Aborigines Made Australia (Allen & Unwin, 2012) radically changed how I see and understand the Australian natural landscape as well as my understanding of Australian history. Gammage shares of a number of early European landscape paintings of the Australian bush and matches it with written descriptions of the… More Bill Gammage, The Biggest Estate: How Aborigines Made Australia (Graham)

Miroslav Volf, The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World (Graham)

What do we do with our hurt and especially our memories of hurt and pain? ‘The End of Memory’ by Miroslav Volf has been a pivotal read for my own processing, and has continued to inform how I think, share, and pray about forgiveness. One of my favourite quotes from the book is, “being in… More Miroslav Volf, The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World (Graham)