God Down Under
By Richard G. Berlach and Linda M. Berlach | ISBN 9780645286007
We look, we search, we wonder. But how do we interpret what we see? What perceptual lens do we use to construct an understanding of our experience? Is there a way of seeing through something to a deeper level; of recognising something beyond the obvious stimuli presented to our senses; of interpreting data from within the paradigm of the greater whole?
Through a survey of the vast landscape which is Australia, this book attempts to do exactly that – to bring greater understanding to our daily experience by seeing the creation through the diffused rays of its Creator.
“…Through a wonderful blend of story-telling, personal meditation and engagement with Scripture you will find an opportunity to traverse your soul, being encouraged to see God all around.”
Rev. Dr David Cohen
Head of Biblical Studies,
Vose Seminary, Western Australia
“God Down Under provides a surprising and inspiring daily adventure with God around Australia. Richard and Linda have combined to provide a kaleidoscope of life, nature, spiritual reflection, and prayer…”
Dr David Smith
Principal, Perth Bible College, Western Australia
“…This book of reflections is an invitation for other “Aussie Travellers” to head bush and possibly discover much more than merely the outback.”
Professor Philip Matthews, Acting Dean School of Philosophy & Theology, The University of Notre Dame Australia
About the Authors
Richard G. Berlach has spent the better part of his life engaged in academic pursuits. Interests have ranged from teaching first year undergraduate students through to supervising doctoral candidates in a variety of disciplines. Taking early retirement enabled him to spend more time surveying God’s creation and writing from the perspective of one whose “life is hidden with Christ in God”. (Col 3:3) This is his second book written with wife Linda, with whom he very much appreciates sharing the writing experience. In his spare time, Richard enjoys open water swimming all year-round, messing about in his workshop, maintaining his garden and reading whatever he can get his hands on. He also takes great pleasure in visiting and assisting seniors as opportunities present themselves. Richard holds a Master of Divinity awarded by Fuller Theological Seminary (California, USA) and possesses a Doctor of Philosophy conferred by the University of Western Australia.
Linda M. Berlach’s lifelong passion for personal and spiritual growth and development finds expression in a variety of contexts. She currently works as a medical educator in the personal and professional domain with medical students. Participation in retreats and regular contribution to the Courage and Renewal (WA) steering group fosters her commitment to leading a life of courage and integrity. Her weekly time with a diverse group of women seeking to live out their discipleship to Jesus together, fondly known as the Ruby Tuesdays, is an essential source of inspiration and support. She is addicted to her morning ocean year-round swims, shared with the vibrant Port Beach Polar Bears. She adores being in nature and takes great joy in caring for animals and plants. Linda holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) from Curtin University, a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching from The University of Notre Dame Australia.