David Christmas


Born in UK 1936, Officer Royal Navy 1953 till 1967 when emigrated to New Zealand. High School teacher then church pastor. Moved Australia 1995 and retired. Human rights work in S.E.Asia. Currently running charity for Zambian orphans, visiting them most years. Married 50 years. 3 girls and 5 granddaughters.


Pieces of Driftwood and other meditations
Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: Australian English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General, Poetry » Spiritual
(5.00 from 1 review)
What does driftwood suggest to you? What did Peter think after he had betrayed Jesus? Why is Jesus The Amen? This is a collection of poetry and prose meditations inspired by scripture and written over forty years. Some are humourous, some theological, some challenging. They may be read just for enjoyment or as a basis for your own meditations.

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Smashwords book reviews by David Christmas

  • Sea Side Stories And Other Oceanic Memoirs on Dec. 08, 2012

    Yes, I am a sea lover and I like these poems. I can see the tropical beaches and seaside cafes and feel the anguish of the parent's grieving. These poems engage your imagination leaving you to fill in the gaps. My only criticism is of the cover which is unclear.
  • Love lost, God found on Dec. 08, 2012

    This poem about unrequited love and the struggles of faith draws on the emotions and expresses the confusion well. There is a tendency to use cliches instead of original metaphor and meter is inconsistant but it is a good basis for future work.
  • Eric Dulin Collection: Short Stories and Poems on Dec. 10, 2012

    Eric Dulin uses evocative, allegorical language to highlight problems with humanity and society and at the end of each piece gives an explanation which, I confess, I needed. His writing is dynamic but I found his subjects and his treatment of them depressing. That, however, is a subjective judgement. You may enjoy it.
  • The Curious Anthology Volume 2 on Dec. 29, 2012

    This is a great anthology of short stories, well written with a twist in the tail.The stories are varied and, like good detective stories, contain clues which can easily be overlooked if the reader is not paying attention. I will look for more.
  • For The Love Of God on Jan. 13, 2013

    I like the thoughts expressed in these poems. I can identify with the struggles and solutions. It could be improved by proof reading, especially for apostrophes and layout but still worth 4 stars.
  • DI Matt Barnes 1 - A Reason To Kill on Feb. 03, 2013

    This is an excellent thriller that keeps you in suspense from start to finish. I will be reading more from this author
  • Vigilante on June 21, 2013

    Review by David Christmas on 22nd June 2013 I can only agree with Clair Roxanna. Stanton outbonds Bond. I find it hard to believe that any government would turn a blind eye to such excessive slaughter, even under threat of exposure. The book could have been improved by careful proof reading - the lack of punctuation, especially in dialogue, together with typos (I trust that is what they were, eg loose instead of lose)spoiled what could have been a more enjoyable reading experience.