DRAW YOUR WEAPONS by Sarah Sentilles

A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world—and that makes all the difference.

“How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?”

Through a dazzling combination of memoir, history, reporting, visual culture, literature, and theology, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defence of life lived by peace and principle. It is a literary collage with an urgent hope at its core: that art might offer tools for remaking the world.


This eloquent book was the one everyone was talking about at Adelaide Writers Week this year, so we're very pleased now to bring her to Bendigo to talk about Draw Your Weapons. One of Sarah's appearances will be a conversation with Tim Costello, on the urgent topic of how to defend peace in our time.