Book Launch: “A Reckless God?”

This event has passed

Friday 23rd Nov 2018 @ 6:00 pm


Bishopscourt, 120 Clarendon Street, East Melbourne

Invitation to a book launch for two must-have books:

A Reckless God? Currents and Challenges in the Christian Conversation with Science edited by Roland Ashby, ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin, John Pilbrow and Stephen Ames

A Faith to Live By (vol.II) edited by Roland Ashby

RSVP to Roland Ashby at, or Imelda at ISCAST on

Published by Morning Star Publishing, both books are collections of articles that have appeared in The Melbourne Anglican (TMA). A Faith to Live By is a collection of interviews, while A Reckless God? Currents and Challenges in the Christian Conversation with Science, a joint publication with ISCAST, is a collection of articles about science and faith.

Bishopscourt is the home of Archbishop Philip Freier and Mrs Joy Freier, who will host the event. Former Bishop of Tasmania, Bishop John Harrower, who now assists Dr Freier in his role as Primate, will launch the books.

Parking in the grounds of Bishopscourt is reserved for disabled attendees. Light refreshment provided.

A Reckless God?, edited by ISCAST Executive Director Chris Mulherin, Roland Ashby, John Pilbrow and Stephen Ames, is the first in the new “ISCAST Nexus” series. 

The book includes contributions by Alister McGrath, Jennifer Wiseman, Rodney Holder, Tom McLeish, Jürgen Moltmann and others. It includes responses to Richard Dawkins, Stephen Fry, Lawrence Krauss and Phillip Adams.

From the back cover of A Reckless God?:

What sort of God would create such an unimaginably vast and beautiful universe? What sort of God would create humanity with such extraordinary power of creation and destruction? What sort of God would create a world full of life yet plagued by earthquakes and genetic disorders? In the words of one of this book’s authors, the Christian God is the loving, “reckless” God who, like the devoted father of the prodigal, risks himself for the sake of relationship. is book ponders the wonders of a universe that has given birth to life—and the challenges facing human beings made in the image of a “reckless” God.

This book can be purchased here through our order form.

About A Faith to Live By (vol.II):

If Christianity is to continue to be a major force in the world it must be clear in both its message and practice that God is a God of love, compassion and justice who can transform lives. This collection of 31 interviews, and a reflection on Pope Francis’ spirituality, present such a vision.

This book provides insights into particular prayer and meditation practices and experiences of the transcendent, and offers hope and wisdom on the great moral issues of our time such as climate change and poverty. It also offers insights into how to understand and dialogue with those of other faiths, particularly Islam.

It confronts such questions as “Why does God allow suffering and evil to exist?” while also demonstrating there is a rational and compelling basis for belief.

It also reflects on the future of the Church, and includes interviews with some leading women in Christian leadership.

This book can be purchased at Morningstar Publishing.