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2022 Stories of Life Book Launch

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On the 10th of November Tabor once again hosted the launch of the annual Stories of Life compilation.

On the 10th of November Tabor once again hosted the launch of the annual Stories of Life compilation. The book contains 35 stories of faith and testimony from around the country and around the world. This year the Stories of Life competition was judged by Tabor’s own Dr James Cooper and NSW Children’s Author Lorraine Marwood. Dozens of writers, proud partners and curious onlookers gathered beneath the trees of the Tabor Quadrangle to launch the book, which this year takes it’s title from a story by RJ Rhodda “Bones and Blue eyes”. Despite never being promoted beyond the state, word of the competition has now spread such that stories come from across the world. With such a wide reach and a great quality of stories, it is very exciting to note that this years compilation features at least eight stories from Tabor alumni, including a number from current students.

The book has sold well already and is a perfect Christmas gift! It is also a very timely reminder that, if you haven’t yet written a story, maybe start now in time for 2023. 

This and other stories of life’ can be found on the website where you can also find tips and hints for writing your own entry in next year’s competition, free from the Tabor's Master of Creative Writing and Communication course.

We want YOUR story of faith & testimony for 2023

We’re looking for stories that creatively and engagingly tell your personal testimony, or relate a spiritually significant moment or event from your life story. Stories that speak of hope, grace, forgiveness, and the impact of knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
The purpose of this competition is to encourage people to tell their stories of life and faith. That isn’t easy at the best of times, and to do so in an interesting way is doubly difficult. But a competition like this provides a clear forum for doing just that, and a way for each of us to start thinking about the difference Jesus makes in our lives, and how to put that into words.
Of course, we want to recognise and encourage excellent writing too, because the printed word and the power of story is vital for sharing the gospel with a world that is hungry for Truth. So while the prizes on offer here are a definite incentive, and a way to recognise the gifts and talents of a select few, we are also looking to generate a much larger collection of inspiring stories for publication and/or radio broadcast. In fact, all shortlisted entries will be included in an anthology of stories to be published in Australia by Morningstar Publications.
What’s more, to help you tell your story in the most effective way, we’ll be providing access to a whole host of practical writing tips and resources throughout the competition. So start thinking and get writing, and join us in making the most of this new and creative approach to public ministry!