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Shadow of a Tiger
Product Code: 0200111057
Lionel Parker's Biography as a Flying Padre
- 168 pages.
- Published 1994
The adventures of the flying padres are legendary, flying over isolated and often wild terrain, then coming in to land on a tiny homestead strip to bring a word of comfort at a time of family crisis, to hold a service of worship for all the station hands, to conduct a wedding or a funeral, or just to give practical help at a time of emergency.
The Outback Flying Service is a fascinating style of ministry for which we give praise to God as it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
I had the privilege of viewing the work of the flying padre at first hand when I shared a typical day aboard the Cessna, flying from Darwin in and out of outback stations with Lionel Parker. What a thrilling experience. The warmth with which he was received at the homesteads showed very plainly that he was friend, counselor and pastor to the families.
The impact and influence of this invaluable service to the Top End of Australia should be more widely known, and we are indebted to Hazel and Lionel Parker for bringing together the experiences of all the flying padres who have shared this ministry over five decades.
I commend this book to a wide reading public. You will be thrilled by the daring deeds; you'll be amazed at the wide horizons of service and you'll want to join in the thanksgiving for this splendid ministry.
—General Eva Burrows(R)