September 16 - 20
About the Author:
Paul Clark is married with two kids. He has nearly 20 years experience in children's and youth ministry having worked in both the city and rural areas. Paul has a knack of sharing the gospel message, simply and profoundly through story - something he is very passionate about. With 10 titles to his name, and more on the way, his resources are down to earth, Australian, and to be watched!
About the Book:
It is Palm Sunday in the Church Car Park and Jesus is riding into Jerusalem. The only problem is deciding what Jesus would have driven into Jerusalem if there had been cars in his time. Was it a motorbike because Jesus was a rebel? Was it a truck so he could stand on the back and teach the crowd? Was it a bus because he was a man of the people and he could have brought his friends along? Find out what the cars think! Part of the Australian Car Park Parables series.
Interview with Paul
1. Can you tell us something interesting readers may not know about you?
Hmmm, I lived in Tennant Creek, [middle of the Northern Territory] from 8 to 13 yrs of age! It was a nice place to live for a primary school boy who liked sport! My father worked to support Indigenous communities.
2. Where did you get the inspiration for "What Would Jesus Drive"?
When my son was about 18 months I wanted to read bible stories to him. He wanted to play with matchbox cars. I wondered how I could put cars into the Bible, when there are no cars in the Bible! Days or hours later [I can't remember] inspiration hit! The rest, as they say, is history!
3. what did you find must fun in writing these books?
Thinking about how my son would enjoy them was high on the list. Also the development of these characters; how they came to 'life' and developed their own quirky personalities!
4. What would you like readers to take out of reading your books?
I'd love these stories to become planted in their psyche - I should say, not my stories, but the original stories underneath. If children and adults become familiar with this stories, so familiar they are foundational to who they are, I would be honoured.
5. A fun question to end, If you were to recommend somewhere in Australia or New Zealand for readers to visit where would it be?
I should say Tennant Creek now, but it's a very different town today! It's actually well worth visiting to be confronted with Indigenous disadvantage - but if you're talking fun, Redcliffe Nth of Brisbane, is an underrated place! Especially for families with young children. The beaches are great, and only small waves, so save for the small kids who might be reading my books! And drop into the Redcliffe Uniting Church if you're here on a Sunday and say g'day!
6. Where can we find you on the web?
www.carparkparables.com and follow Car park parables on Facebook.