LEARN SUNDAY ‘Take This Bread : A Radical Conversion’


The story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert, TAKE THIS BREAD is not only a spiritual memoir but a call to action.

Raised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular life as a restaurant cook and writer. Then early one morning, for no earthly reason, she wandered into a church. “I was certainly not interested in becoming a Christian,” she writes. “Or, as I thought of it rather less politely, a religious nut.”

But she ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine, and found herself radically transformed….

Gather with Newmarket Baptist on September 15th as Anne Wilkinson-Hayes and Fiona Hocking lead us in conversation about what Sara Miles Journey may mean for our own learning.

Join us at 10am, 12 Brighton Street, Flemington.

You can read excerpts of the book at Sara’s website

You can purchase and download a e-copy of the book here.


LEARN SUNDAY: Come Out My People!

Our LEARN book for August 2013 is Wes Howard Brook’s “Come out my People!”.  Wes and his partner Sue Ferguson Johnson have toured Australia over the last month and  Marcus, Bron, Fiona and Minh attended a Bible study they led at Gracetree in Coburg.  At our gathering on Sunday 18th, Bron and Minh will share something of their personal journey in bible study and how this book is shaping their learning.

Wes and Sue’s own website has the contents, intro and preface of the book if you would like an overview or you can purchase the hardcopy

Frank Cordaro offers a detailed but accessible review at Jesus Radicals.

Tim Costello @ Newmarket Baptist

On July 28th Tim Costello and Merridee Costello will be joining us at our 10am Sunday Gathering at Brighton Street, Flemington.

The discussion with the Costello’s will be lead by Kemu Qoroya and Carol Owen, Newmarket partners who have read ‘Hope’ and found it important for their own journey’s as they have both negotiated significant life and work changes over the course of the last year.

Whether you are a friend, a volunteer or a covenant partner we encourage you to buy, share, download, read and discuss the book in the coming month as a means to LEARN, a core practice/value of our common life at Newmarket Baptist and central to our shared  “journey’s of discovery of what following Jesus means in the emerging culture of today’s Australia.”

Join us in whatever way you can…