Do you need something to read over your holidays? Why not have a look at our DVDs or fiction and inspiring biographies collections? There is something for everyone at Brisbane School of Theology’s library.
Andrew (BST alumnus): Walking Home (book)
The 2000 Walk, as it became known, attracted significant media attention around Australia and was followed by thousands of people in more than fifty countries. Walking Home reveals the surprising behind-the-scenes story—the agony, disappointment, laughter, absurdity, mess-ups, conflicts and close encounters. A Bible translator, Andrew shared insights from his experience working in the Sahara Desert and about the many, many languages that don’t yet have any part of God’s word translated.
Hacksaw Ridge (DVD)
The film uses a real-life pacifist’s legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valour, and the courage of remaining true to one’s convictions. WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served druing the Battle of Okinawa, refused to kill people, and became the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Plant, Perelandra, and This Hideous Strength (books)
Out of the Silent Planet: Dr Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra (Mars). There Earth is called the ‘silent planet’ whose tragic story is known throughout the universe. Perelandra: Dr Ransom is called to the paradise planet of Perelandra (Venus), a beautiful Eden-like world. His old enemy, Dr Weston, has also arrived and as the mad Weston’s body is taken over by the forces of evil, Ransom engages in a desperate struggle to save the innocence of Perelandra. That Hideous Strength: Set on earth, it follows the newly-married Mark and Jane Studdock. As Mark is drawn into the sinister organization N.I.C.E. (The National Institute of Co-ordinated Experiments), Jane seeks helps from a community led by Dr Ransom.
Francine Rivers: Redeeming Love (book)
Retells the story from the Book of Hosea, set in California’s gold country in 1850, in which Angel, sold into prostitution as a child, cannot accept that her husband truly cares for her, and must make peace with God before she feels free to take the love Michael offers.
Anna Maria Mendell: The Golden Princess and the Moon (book)
“With passages of striking beauty, this splendid re-telling of the fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ touches evocatively on timeless human themes and achieves a poignant depth reminiscent of the work of George MacDonald.”–MARK SEBANC, co-author of the “Legacy of the Stone Harp” series.