Moments of Truth

Stories about nights when the light gets in

Moments of Truth: Stories About Nights When the Light Gets In is about ordinary people dealing with moral dilemmas.

In this collection of short fiction, Sean and Tracey try to make their relationship work despite being poles apart on religion; retiree Clem struggles with the death of his wife; a friend’s angry taunt upsets uni student Jamila; Anh and Josephine face racially tinged comments at a neighbour’s barbecue; Christopher takes a reluctant plunge into online dating and a beggar on a commuter train creates trouble for a teenage girl.

Plus the author writes personal stories about the traumatic birth of his twin daughters; what it feels like to turn 60 and how the 100th birthday of his late mother had him pondering matters of life and death.

These stories ask searching questions about how to respond in difficult situations. On every occasion there is a chance to shine or to...Show More

Moments of Truth: Stories About Nights When the Light Gets In is about ordinary people dealing with moral dilemmas.

In this collection of short fiction, Sean and Tracey try to make their relationship work despite being poles apart on religion; retiree Clem struggles with the death of his wife; a friend’s angry taunt upsets uni student Jamila; Anh and Josephine face racially tinged comments at a neighbour’s barbecue; Christopher takes a reluctant plunge into online dating and a beggar on a commuter train creates trouble for a teenage girl.

Plus the author writes personal stories about the traumatic birth of his twin daughters; what it feels like to turn 60 and how the 100th birthday of his late mother had him pondering matters of life and death.

These stories ask searching questions about how to respond in difficult situations. On every occasion there is a chance to shine or to disappoint; to be generous or selfish; to be a better person.

The author draws on teachings common to many faiths, including his own Bahá’í Faith, but the book is not about dogma or theology. It is about the search for a moral compass in times of tests.

This is a book for readers of faith — any faith — but also one that will resonate with those of no faith.

Categories:: Inspired Fiction
  • Contributors:: Keith McDonald (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 210 x 12 mm | 258 g
  • Publisher: Bahá'í Publications Australia, 2024
  • ISBN: 9781925320619
  • SKU: MCDON_TRUTH@p
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Categories:: Inspired Fiction
  • Contributors:: Keith McDonald (Author)
  • Format: Softcover book | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140 x 210 x 12 mm | 258 g
  • Publisher: Bahá'í Publications Australia, 2024
  • ISBN: 9781925320619
  • SKU: MCDON_TRUTH@p

About Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald was a print journalist who worked on newspapers in the UK and Australia for 44 years. He started as a cadet on his local newspaper in South London and later edited the W.H.Smith retail chain’s house newspaper. On moving to Australia, he edited a tri-weekly newspaper in New South Wales and finished his career on The West Australian, a Perth-based metropolitan daily. He has had experience as a reporter, feature writer, sub-editor, section editor, film reviewer and columnist. A Bahá’í for 50 years, he helped establish and edited Intercom-Bahá’í, a national UK newspaper. He also served on the editorial board of the Australia-New Zealand magazine, Herald of the South, and was editor of The Australian Bahá’í magazine. He lives in Perth, Western Australia.