by David Phillips, 2014, FamilyVoice Australia, 274p.
David Phillips' account of the rise and reach of FamilyVoice Australia is a compelling history of a 40 year-long battle for the heart and soul of public morals in Australia. This is a great read and a great resource for all who seek for light and truth.
Mark Durie, vicar of St Mary's Anglican Church, Caulfield
Courage in a Hostile World appeals on a number of levels. It offers well-researched history; equally well-researched discussion; personal disclosure and practical inspiration.
Those interested in the issues will find plenty to sharpen their teeth; those interested in action will find much to motivate them; those interested in people will meet some wonderful, bold Christians.
For over forty years I have observed David and Ros Phillips lead an unremitting, relentless struggle against social and spiritual erosion in our society. It has cost them dearly. They have paid a high price monetarily, professionally, emotionally and socially.
The title of this book is apt. They have shown extraordinary courage in the face of a generally hostile world. If you have just picked up this volume and are wondering whether to read it or buy it, my advice is, do both! It will be well worth it.
Dr Barry Chant, Founding Pastor, Tabor College
I have long admired the courage of FamilyVoice Australia and its leadership. I recommend this book as a must-read for anyone who longs for a better future for our children - and that should be everyone who is concerned for a stronger and more cohesive society.
John Anderson AO, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In a world that too readily accepts a 'just do it' philosophy, it is encouraging when institutions recognise moral principles necessary for the peace and prosperity of society. For 40 years, FamilyVoice has vigorously and consistently promoted those principles and courageously challenged moves that threaten the integrity of the family. David Phillips' account is both interesting and inspiring.
William Cox AC, former Governor of Tasmania