Tim Costello A Lot with a Little

Long awaited memoir of social justice advocate

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Tim Costello's new book describes how his faith has sustained him when confronted with big issues.


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.

Tim's long awaited memoir A Lot with a Little explores the influences, people and places that made him a socially active fighter for some of the globe's most challenging issues. He introduces those people who have helped him to look beyond himself and to see where he can make a difference.

Tim is an ordained Baptist minister and had years building community and addressing issues of justice in St Kilda and Melbourne; and the book looks at his faith and how it has sustained him when confronted with some of the big issues facing the world.

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.

About the Author

Tim Costello has traveled the world for work in poverty alleviation and emergency relief as he led World Vision in Australia for thirteen years.

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.

Tim Costello A Lot with a Little Hardie Grant Books $45 www.hardiegrant.com/au/books