In the tradition of Henry Lawson
and 'Banjo' Paterson,
uses vivid stories and images expressed in Australian bush verse to
challenge and encourage us in our Christian faith.
Tony explores the tragic
and ordinary experiences of Australian life with a sense of wonder that God
is there in it all. From the story of a Sydney man with a piece of chalk to
revival in the bush, from a trucker challenged by grace to a confrontation
at a highway crash, from heroes that aren't to a deadly police shoot-out
(see Choose This Day),
"Bushmen And Heroes" is authentic Australian faith given life in a gentle
but uncompromising way.
As Tony says "I want people to believe they can be a
fair dinkum Christian and a fair dinkum Aussie and neither is in conflict
with the other".
CD now available
"Hi Don. Just happened to
be listening to God's Own Country on Saturday and the poetry
really blessed my socks off. Mate, I cried a couple of times, really
felt that those words of Tony's were close to God's heart. I have a
couple of friends that I reckon will love these CDs."
(GOC listener - ACT, Australia)