• 'At last, this profoundly important aspect of Australian history

    has found its true historian. A remarkable achievement.'

    - Mark McKenna

    What readers are saying:

    "Superbly engaging" - Roy Williams, The Australian.

     

    "Endlessly fascinating... told with a rich understanding of the strange ways of the human family."

    - Michael McGirr, Sydney Morning Herald.

     

    "Extraordinary... Immediately compelling... immensely satisfying. Lake's authority as an historian, her skills as a writer and her subject matter expertise are all on full display." - Rachel Franks, Dictionary of Sydney.

    "I was completely hooked from the first paragraph... This book is perfect for those of us that like to know the origins of our communal thinking, believing and doing, and to consider what needs to change." - Chris Gordon, Readings.

     
    "A remarkable book… Lake comes up with startling possibilities, and they keep surfacing all the way through the volume." - Alan Atkinson, Australian Book Review.
  • The Bible in Australia:

    a cultural history

    (NewSouth Books, April 2018)

     

    "Vivid story-telling and impossible to put down. Meredith Lake brings the Bible's chameleon-like presence in Australia's past alive. At last, this profoundly important aspect of Australian history has found its true historian. A remarkable achievement.'

    - Mark McKenna.

    The Bible Down Under

    A Guide for Students (2016)

     

    "A very attractive book… an ideal introduction to the subject for school students, whether in Christian or public schools. The narrative flows easily … skilfully tracing how the Bible and biblical motifs, norms, ethics, wisdom, and faith have shaped Australia."

    - Professor Malcolm Prentis, Church Heritage

     
    "I can't speak highly enough of this book! I know I'll refer to it often when teaching. An outstanding resource."
    - Sally, Sydney.

    St Mark's Review

    The Bible in Australia

    Special issue (July 2017)

    edited by Meredith Lake and Michael Gladwin

     

    The Bible is the most printed book in English and the most widely disseminated book in Australia. It is also the text most intricately bound up with the European encounter with Indigenous Australians and their languages. It is only recently, however, that scholars have begun to assess the Bible’s immense influence on Australian life and culture. This edition of St Mark’s Review explores the complex and contested role of the Bible in Australia, and the ways the Bible is being read and interpreted by Australians today.