Peter and Mary are old and forgotten ― that is, until Lazy Bear arrives with gentle magic, poetry, and delightful repartee. Tender and understanding, charming and humorous, children and adults alike are transported to a make believe land where anything can happen.
When a boat carrying asylum seekers is wrecked south of Adelaide, local teenager Josh hides one of the escapees in his shed. The struggle to keep Habib hidden leads Josh to face formerly unknown challenges to his cosy, comfortable world. The tension builds as Josh combats different threats to Habib's safety, culminating in an exciting climax on the day of his sister's wedding. '...an interesting slant on the story of the Good Samaritan...a worthwhile read...' - Evangelicals Now
Islam is widely perceived as a stern and unbending religion, but its roots and very raison d’être lie in a diametrically antithetical outlook: that of flexibility, indulgence and relaxation. Islam saw itself as a divinely bestowed relief from the undue rigors of older systems of faith – chief among them Judaism, portrayed as the most taxing doctrine known to man. This study delves into the complicated perceptions characterising the relationship between history’s strictest and history’s easiest religion.