Judging Jonah

REVIEW BY BOB FASER

BOOK | SYMPATHY FOR JONAH: REFLECTIONS ON HUMILIATION, TERROR, AND THE POLITICS OF ENEMY-LOVE | DAVID BENJAMIN BLOWER

David Blower’s brief (60 pages) ...

Unpolished silver

REVIEW BY EMMET O’CUANA

BOOK | THE SILVER BARON’S WIFE | DONNA BAIER STEIN

Donna Baier Stein’s fictionalised account of Elizabeth ‘Baby Doe’ McCourt Tabor promises much. Here was a woman who lived an incredible life in the latter-half of the ...

All creatures

REVIEW BY REV IAN SMITH

BOOK | ANIMALS IN RELIGION | REV BARBARA ALLEN

This book is timely; in the midst of the growing global concern around climate change and the future of our world as we know and understand it, ...

Universal truth?

REVIEW BY NICK MATTISKE

BOOK | INVENTING THE UNIVERSE: WHY WE CAN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT SCIENCE, FAITH AND GOD | ALISTER MCGRATH

Confronting the New Atheists is ...

Highway to Nell

REVIEW BY GARTH JONES

EXHIBITION | NEϟLL | SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM

The Maitland raised, Sydney-based Nell opened her eponymous show at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) last ...

Australian stories

DOCUMENTARY | THE BAULKHAM HILLS AFRICAN LADIES TROUPE

Review by Deb Bennett

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe documents writer Ros Horin’s involvement with a group of women from the migrant community of Baulkham Hills, west of Sydney. The film is a behind-the-scenes ...

Challenging stereotypes

Review by TIM LAM

BOOK | WHEN MICHAEL MET MINA | RANDA ABDEL-FATTAH

What happens when a teenager from an anti-immigration family meets a young Afghan refugee? That is the premise of Randa Abdel-Fattah’s latest young adult novel, When Michael Met ...

Enemy within

Review by Garth Jones

BOOK | AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE TIME OF TRUMP | DON WATSON

AS the United States prepares to head to one of the most divisive Presidential polls in history, author and speechwriter Don Watson returns with his ...

Playing God

Review by Emmet O’Cuana

VIDEO GAME | DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION

I did not expect to find myself reflecting on the nature of religion while playing a horned giant ‘Qunari’ using magic spells to fend off attacks from a demon horde. But ...

The legacy of Augustine

Review by Nick Mattiske

BOOK | ON AUGUSTINE | ROWAN WILLIAMS

Born in 354 AD, Saint Augustine was a modern thinker, relentless in his inquiring, and insightful on the formation of the self, traits that endear him to the secular as well ...