Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Australian history
Published by: 
NewSouth Publishing

About the book

The bible in Australia by Meredith Lake.
Winner

In this surprising and revelatory history of the Bible in Australia, Meredith Lake gets under the skin of a text that's been read, wrestled with, preached and tattooed, and believed to be everything from a resented imposition to the very 'Word of God'. The Bible in Australia explores how, the Bible has played a contested but defining role in this country,  in the hands of Bible-bashers, immigrants, suffragists, evangelists, unionists, writers, artists and Indigenous Australians.