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Fighting the good fight – 40 years on
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

“New book Courage in a Hostile World is a story that had to be told,” New Life editor Bob Thomas said this week.

His review (see page twelve of the latest edition of New Life, 15/9/14) says:


Courage in a hostile world: the story of FamilyVoice Australia

Some stories just have to be told, and the battle for righteousness’ sake waged by husband and wife team David and Ros Phillips for over 40 years from their home base in South Australia is one of them.

David’s account of their work over the years, Courage in a hostile world, was launched at the recent Australasian Religious Press Association convention in Canberra (which by happy coincidence was celebrating its 40th anniversary) on Friday 5 September.

ARPA president Peter Bentley warmly commended the book, noting that it was interestingly written in the context of the Phillipses’ own family life, “telling the history through stories”. Peter also praised the Phillipses as “key members of ARPA who have won ten ARPA awards for their publications over the years”.

He said Courage in a hostile world was a timely book as Christians indeed face a hostile world in which “so much is going on that we’ve forgotten how to blush”. He described the book as “riveting reading, which I couldn’t put down”.

Courage in a hostile world is so attractively presented it could almost be a coffee table book.  It tells its story comprehensively but never tediously and is liberally illustrated.  More importantly, though, it provides a tangible record of a fight against evil in so many of its manifestations, spearheaded by this couple whose dedication inspired a large number of other concerned people to become involved.

The book is warmly recommended by former Governor-General Michael Jeffery, former deputy Prime Minister John Anderson, Stuart Robinson, Founding Pastor of Crossway Baptist Church and Mark Durie, Vicar of St Mary’s Anglican Church, Caulfield, among others.


Copies are available for $40 (incl. postage and packaging).


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