GEOFFREY BINGHAM, 1919 – 2009, was an Australia author, soldier, prisoner of war, farmer, Anglican minister, evangelist, missionary, theologian, entrepreneur and down-to-earth thinker about life, love and community.
In his late teens he began studies at Moore Theological College, but joined the army when World War II broke out, despite inclinations to pacifism. He was assigned to the 8th Division Signals and left for Malaya in February 1941.
A year later, he earned a Military Medal for outstanding courage and leadership under fire as Singapore fell to the Japanese. For the rest of the war, with a badly smashed leg, he was a prisoner in the Changi and Kranji camps.
The experiences of the war, especially the suffering of POWs in the Japanese camps, shaped or broke the faith of Christians who lived through them.
Bingham was one whose faith was immensely strengthened and he developed a powerful and practical philosophy of how the law of love, the love Jesus Christ exemplified, could shape human behaviour and create community even amid extreme degradation.
His war stories will be added for download below shortly. They can also be downloaded together as a ZIP file in the New Creation archive
War stories by Geoffrey Bingham
Some stories in these books are on topics other than war
|Title & PDF Download||Code|
|Artist_in_the Garden (The)||402|
|At the End of His Tether||6|
|Boy in the Valley (The)||334|
|Boy the Girl & the Man (The)||206|
|Concentration Camp (The)||38|
|Days & Dreams of Arcady (The)||46|
|Laughing Gunner (The) & selected war stories||333|
|Lion on the Road (The)||338|
|Mr Hicken’s Pears||343|
|Mr Piffy Comes Home||337|
|No Life Without Dryads||383|
|Primarily for Parsons (3 short stories )||188|
|124_Raymond (The) and Other Stories||124|
|Return of the Lorikeets (The)||342|
|To Command the Cats & Other Stories||144|
|Glory on the Inside: Three Special Stories||429|
|Short_Story_of_the Love of Faith (A)||405|
|I Saw, in the Night, Visions||85|
|Stranger in the Cemetery (The)||254|
|Where Conies Dwell||280|
|God and the Ghostown||67|
|This Building Fair||211|