Stories of Australia’s Christian Heritage by Elizabeth Kotlowski

From the Back Cover:
From the proclamation of Australia as the Southland of the Holy Spirit in 1606 to Alfred Deakin, the co-author of Australia’s Constitution, God’s hand has decisively shaped the destiny of our country.
Many people think that Australia has always been a secular, godless place. But at every turn in our history men and women of faith have laid a godly foundation and built a rich Christian heritage.
This collection of short, easy-to-read stories reveals our well-known pioneers, explorers and statesmen who have been God’s instruments for establishing a nation based on Christian principles.
Amanda’s Review:
Although this book was published in 2006, it is still relevant. I was given it as a gift and it is one I will treasure and refer back to for years to come. Many of us Australian’s have no idea how godly some of our heritage is. We don’t get taught this stuff in school.
Each and every pioneer or explorer mentioned in this book will inspire you.
I could not put this book down as I hungrily devoured all of our amazing heritage, and I could have kept reading if there were more stories included. I look forward to reading more of Dr Kotlowski’s work in the future – especially from the point of view of a historical romance writer myself.

I recently spoke to Elizabeth and this book will have a new edition released this year.
About the Author:
Dr. Elizabeth Rogers Kotlowski is a freelance prophetic writer, poet, and author of five books, including Southland of the Holy Spirit: A Christian History of Australia (1994); Stories of Australia’s Christian Heritage (2006), and Let the Children (2007).
An Australian, Elizabeth grew up in the high country of East Gippsland, Victoria. After graduating from Melbourne State (Teachers’) College and Cumberland College of Health Sciences (NSW), she went to Britain to continue post-graduate studies in child psychiatric occupational therapy under Dr. Blanchard Rogers of Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries, Scotland. While there, Dr. Kotlowski met and married Polish Canadian medical doctor, neuropsychiatrist, and war hero, Dr. Kazimierz Kotlowski, a widower with two boys.
In 1962, Elizabeth emigrated with her husband to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, where their other four boys were born. After her husband’s death in 1973, Dr. Kotlowski and her four youngest sons moved to the United States, where she lived till her return to Australia in 1999. Dr. Kotlowski holds three Masters’ Degrees-in Public Affairs Journalism, Public Policy, and Missiology (missions), as well as a Doctor of Ministry Degree, from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Kotlowski has worked with children all her life, as mother, teacher, occupational therapist, and children’s pastor.
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  1. I must put this book on my to be read list.I recently read YA book Nanberry by Jackie French, based on a true story had some Godly themes that really made the story quite amazingXx

  2. […] It was so inspiring to read about the godly characters who explored and pioneered this Great South Land in Stories of Australia’s Christian Heritage. Read the review here. […]

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