By: Georgia Free
If you’ve listened to the podcast Australia’s Invisible History, you will already be familiar with The Outback Historian – Dr Paul Roe.
Paul is a historian, storyteller, teacher and Christian with a deep passion for Australian history – especially the Christian men and women who have shaped our country.
Paul has written a new book called Tell Me Another: A Storyteller’s Search for Australia’s Lost Faith. In a recent interview he discussed the inspiration behind it, and how important it is for everyone’s stories to be shared.
“An Aboriginal friend taught me that we need to share our stories, accept our stories and write a new story together,” Paul said.
“But it [takes] people listening to one another’s stories and hearing their heart, because we’re all God’s children. The sooner we sit down and listen to one another, the more likely we are to write a story that’s noble.”
“… we need to share our stories, accept our stories and write a new story together,” – The Outback Historian – Dr Paul Roe
Paul also acknowledged the need for Australia to better respect and celebrate the importance of Christianity in Australian history, which he delves into in his latest book.
“We know there were mistakes, but there’s a whole other story people aren’t hearing.” he said.
“Even if you’re not a Christian, you should be proud of the impact that Jesus has had on our country.
“He’s still the most successful leader in history.”
“Even if you’re not a Christian, you should be proud of the impact that Jesus has had on our country… He’s still the most successful leader in history,” – The Outback Historian – Dr Paul Roe
For more information on Paul’s book and further educational resources, visit The Outback Historian website.
Article supplied with thanks to Hope Media.
About the Author: Georgia Free is a broadcaster and writer from Sydney, Australia.